Life Decisions

Paths in life, part II.

For the past month or so, I realize that a lot of what I thought I was “set” on for my life has crumbled. The plans I have made have warped so much that it’s hard for me to figure out what I want from my life now. Did I really think I would come to this point this time last year? It has almost been a year since my graduation from college (undergraduate). What do I want to do with my degree? The obvious answer would be to find work that is related to my degree, but I find that perhaps my passion does not truly lie in that field. Do I really enjoy advertising? I enjoy looking at it and studying it, yes. But I wonder, do I have all the skills required for it? Do I have that creative mind for it?

I talked with a family friend last month about advertising since he is a top executive at an NY advertising firm. He asked me what my interests/hobbies are, and I responded with “Reading, writing” and some other things. He said I should really play up my creative writing if I want to get into copywriting. I grow excited thinking about playing around with mock-ups and creating my own ads. But then I begin to think: Are my ads not creative enough? Not “outside of the box” enough?

I know that having failure scare me enough to stop me from taking action does no good at all. As Donny Deutsch had said in his book, I should not just sit around and “wish and wait,” but I should just “Do!”…because, as long as I know I took action, even if I do fail in the end, at least I will know that I still managed to make some form of progress instead of sitting and waiting around and feeling too scared of failure.

It’s hard to say what I will be doing in a few months, where I’ll be.