By Emily Huntington
A few years ago, I had a plan. I was going to go to college, get a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, and work for The Oregonian. Then, after a few years of writing for a print newspaper, I would work my way into broadcasting. I wanted to be the next Katie Couric.
Then, things changed.
It really sucks, going from knowing exactly where you want your life to be, to waking up and having no idea. Others may disagree. They may feel that not having a plan is exactly the way to go. More power to them, but I can’t live like that. I’m a planner, I make list after list, and I pretty much have to know what my next move is. So when my plan didn’t work out, it was pretty devastating.
On a positive note, at least I’m in college. When my plan fell through, I didn’t give up. I made a change and a new goal. I know that lots of people my age aren’t in college and would love to be. Maybe they don’t know what they want to do or they don’t have the money to go. The problem is, this new goal has left me clueless. Despite all my hard work, some days I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. I feel ill prepared to take on the world. At least with my previous plan I knew what to do.
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