For some of us, doing what we love seems impractical, too idealistic. And in some circumstances, that might be so. How do we discern how to properly do what we love?
As a freshman, I agonized over figuring out what my major should be. After a couple of English classes, I knew that I wanted to major in Literature, but I had heard too many people say Humanities majors could expect to flip burgers for the rest of their lives. I prayed and agonized until finally I decided that I would regret not majoring in English. It came down to deciding if I wanted to let fear dictate my decisions for the rest of my life or live the kind of life I wanted.
When you were five years old, scribbling the creation of your imagination with crayons, someone may have asked you, "What do you want to do when you grow up?" Perhaps you excitedly replied a doctor, an actor, or the president. Maybe you confidently answered an astronaut, a superhero, or a princess. However, many of us find that once we are actually "grown up," we draw a blank. The childish confidence sputters out into silence, and we are left waiting, wondering what to do next when we actually have no idea of where we are going.
The funny thing about the future is, you never really know what it holds until it becomes the present. No matter how hard we pursue our dreams and goals, their outcome remains a mystery. That's the nature of the future--it is yet to come and, therefore, unknown. So, in the midst of the haze, how do you find your future?