Recent Letter to the ElderWisdomCircle™
SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Have No Idea What I Want to Do With My Life
Hi, my name is samantha im 23 years old and i have a beautiful 1yo daughter. I never graduated high school nor did i get my GED yet so right now im working as an receptionist. I dont make much money and i have a home to support and i know i have to work on getting my GED before i can start a career move. Heres the problem, i dont know what to do with my life! Ive never really focused much in school i do feel like i have a learning disability so its hard for me to focus. I love to work though i just dont know where i see myself 5 years from now and its scary because i have a family to take care of. I dont have any hobbys and im not talented in anything i sometimes feel like another statistic doing absolutely nothing with my life. I just dont know where to start and i wish i can talk to someone whos been in my shoes before to understand me and where im coming from. I hope a quarter of my story makes sense and you can help me out. Thank you kindly. Sam
Thanks for writing. I don't know about you, but I can get overwhelmed with the woulda, coulda, shoulda's in life. If only I was smarter, more confident, better looking, had better self-worth, etc. It can be so easy to fall into this downward spiral and feel like life is out of control. Does that make sense? I hope to interrupt your current thinking and get you to try something different. I hope you are willing.
There is a great little video on YouTube called Ten Tips for Improving Self-Esteem. It is less than ten minutes long and it is something that I turn to on a somewhat regular basis to help me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc-B536E6MY and also sending you the message itself. Please read and if you can go and view it. Here are the tips:
Don't be too hard on yourself Sam, you have your health and you are raising a beautiful baby girl. I think the answers you are looking for are coming your way. Be patient. Sometimes I like to just sit quietly and listen to my inner voice. I ask, what do I love to do? What would really get me excited to do? Don't censor the question, just ask and listen. For me, I love to help people and so I became a personal life coach and started writing advice letters with Elder Wisdom. I feel confident that you will find your way too.
I hope I have been able to be at least a quarter helpful to you Sam. Thank you for writing. It shows that you care. We are always here and welcome you to write us back anytime. Take care.