It’s Okay to Not Know

5 Feb

“What are you majoring in?”

“What are you going to do with that?”

“How are you going to pay your bills?

“Are you going to go to graduate school?”

If I could have a slice of pizza for every time someone asked me one of the mentioned questions, I would likely have No Anchovies out of pies for a good month.

Hey, I get it. People are curious, they just want to know. But, this doesn’t mean you need to know the answers to their questions. It is perfectly okay to not know the answers! Here’s why:

  1. YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND. I kid you not, I can barely decide what to eat for dinner. And although that’s more frustrating, it’s PERFECTLY NORMAL to not know what to do with your major/college experience/life. THIS IS LIFE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. So, pardon if you feel a little more hesitant when picking your degree. It’s okay to switch majors, to feel passionate about something else. It’s perfectly fine! And it’s okay to want to change your major because you don’t feel like you can flourish where you are. Doubting yourself is all a part of life, but sometimes your gut knows better than what others are telling you. It’s okay to not know what to do, okay?



  2. LIFE HAPPENS. You didn’t do the best on your finals, you forgot an assignment, you hate your core classes. This is life; life will sometimes kinda suck. But that’s okay. If you are doubting your major because you aren’t doing the best in the classes needed for your major, it’s okay. This is life. No class is going to determine if you’re going to be a good chemical engineer or not. I’m not saying the courses don’t matter, I’m just saying that if you’re doubting yourself because of life, or because someone says you’re not good enough, forget it. If you have the passion, go for it. This is life, you have one of them, so use it.www.gif


  3. MONEY ISN’T LIKE HOW IT USED TO BE. Alright, I don’t know if the ‘adult’ people around you are the same, but they told me to select a major that would make me money. Funny thing is, money comes around differently nowadays. People can make millions off YouTube, y’know? I’m not saying drop out of college and pursue YouTube, but don’t worry, as times change and become more modern, so do the opportunities to ‘make money.’ After all, this is what you’re going to be doing for a solid couple of years, so make sure you have the passion for it.



  4. YOU’RE STILL YOUNG. Okay, so let’s say you decide to choose a major and you’re doubting it, but you still roll with it. That’s TOTALLY okay too. Why? Because YOU’RE STILL YOUNG. Even if you’re a senior in college, you’re still only going to be 21. If you think about it, you have time, so stop forcing decisions if you’re not ready to make them!fairly.gif


  5. YOU’RE HUMAN. We make mistakes. We sometimes think with our heads more than our hearts, or vice versa. We live and experience, learn, and try again. ALL HUMANS STRUGGLE WITH MAKING DECISIONS. 

    yay for struggling together



You don’t have to know what you’re going to do in five years, how many dogs you’re going to have, and how many bedrooms your house is going to have. Nevertheless, you don’t need to know everything about deciding on a major/if you want to stay in your major. You have time, you’re still young, and we all live life-changing our minds. So, the next time someone asks you, say, ‘I don’t know’ with the confidence that millions of people are struggling with the same problem, and that it’s not even a problem, rather another spice to add to your life.


Much love,

Lils xx

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