You’re not alone, and here’s why.

Have you ever felt completely and utterly alone? If you have, I can guarantee that you’re not the only one who has ever felt that way.
I remember one of those times that really stands out for me. I was about to graduate from college with a social work degree.
It seemed that a number of my fellow social work students knew which area of social work in which they wanted to work. That wasn’t the case for me, though.
Although I enjoyed my internship in the mental health field, I wasn’t sure that I could even get a job in that field. Also, I wasn’t even sure that a social work career was for me.
I felt completely alone with my feelings. Everyone else seemed so confident, and they seemed to know which direction their lives would take. After some time had passed, I realized that I wasn’t alone.
In our society, there is a lot of pressure to figure out exactly what we want to do with the rest of our lives. However, that’s not necessary. In fact, it is very common to struggle with this decision and even change careers several times. If you feel that you haven’t quite found your place in life yet, there’s a good chance that you know of at least one person who’s going through the same thing. Instead of worrying needlessly and feeling isolated, maybe you can support and encourage each other.
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why life’s twists and turns are worth it

When I was younger, I felt the need to plan every aspect of my life. I planned to go to college to become a social worker. I also planned to get straight A’s in college, but that didn’t quite happen, either.
However, what actually happened was much more exciting! After struggling through college for seven years, I learned to cope with stress and manage my time. I was also challenged to start accepting myself, write a killer essay, and manage negative emotions.
Also, I met some amazing people and got the chance to mentor other blind students on campus. I laughed, I cried, and I struggled my way to my degree. Oh, and I was also doubting my decision to be a social worker.
After graduation, my doubts continued to grow. I knew that I wanted to explore spiritual work as a psychic or a coach, but I didn’t even know where to begin. Could I run my own business? Should I find a mentor, and how would I explain my career decision?
I tried to put off my ambitious business plans until I received my masters degree. However, something happened while I was filling out my grad school applications. While I can usually write an essay without difficulties, I felt completely blocked! Now, I know that I was not being true to myself. Several months later, I received a rejection letter from my first-choice school, but I ignored that sign. I began to apply for jobs, and I was rejected by every single agency. Yikes! The universe was working overtime to get my attention. Meanwhile, I was still receiving messages from spirits, but I was determined that I would only work as a psychic because I didn’t think that I could ever be “good enough” or “enlightened enough” to work as a medium.
I was encouraged and inspired to start a business by my current coach and mentor, so that’s what I did. Yes, there have definitely been some bumps along the way, and there were definitely times when I felt so frustrated that I was ready to give up. However, the journey was definitely worth it, and I wouldn’t change a thing.