On Embracing the Unknown Future

I have no idea what my future holds, and I kind of like it that way. Somewhere along the line I’ve embraced the fact that I’m probably (definitely) not going to go straight from university to a comfortable and well-paying job. I’m probably not going to buy an apartment and a nice car any time soon. I mean, I can’t even drive.

I honestly don’t think there’s much point to having one set plan. No matter what you do, life is always going to throw some surprises in there. Plans change, and the last thing I want is to see an experience in a negative light just because it’s not what I expected or planned for.

I’ve been asked the question, “So what’s your plan?”, more times than I can count on my fingers this year. Everyone’s eager to hear what on Earth I’m going to do with this creative writing degree of mine. I’m thinking of maybe looking into house sitting overseas. I’m talking to people. I’m looking for opportunities and reaching for them when they come up. Sometimes I can’t quite reach them. Sometimes I reach them, but they manage to get away, and that’s okay too.

I know that I’m still young and naive, but I’ve come to realise that there’s no formula to this thing. There’s no one way of “doing it right”. So for now, my plan is not really having a strict plan. My goal is learning as much as I can, and writing what I love to write. My aim is to just make it work.

To all of you who worry about what the future might hold, just remember that no one really knows what the hell they’re doing. All the rules and expectations that we hold ourselves to are just made up by, well, us.

Have a great day.

– Tamara

11 thoughts on “On Embracing the Unknown Future

  1. There are many things out of our control, but if there was no point to planning, then it would result in everybody being a failure. You need to plan and create your future by preparing for it in any way, shape, or form. Of course plans are going to change, because change is the only constant. And human beings are naturally inclined to adaptability, but there’s a big difference between letting things happen and making things happen.

    There aren’t any rules to life, unless you decide to put limitations and boundaries on yourself. And the formula you follow is based off of your own individuality and unique imprint. What you right now determines your future. Once you embrace a certain path, the universe makes it happen, and the obstacles and hardships are what you learn from the mistakes you made on the journey you’re endeavoring to embark on–these are just facets of growing and reaching the end destination.

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    1. That is very true–I think I didn’t quite word it clearly enough. I meant that I don’t think there’s a point to having one strict plan and one “successful scenario” if that makes sense. Of course it’s kind of impossible to float through life without having any plans, and I definitely think it’s important to have goals and to try to make those happen. I agree that we create our future with what we do, but I don’t think everyone would be a failure if they didn’t have a firm plan. I don’t think anyone is ever a “failure”, really. I guess what I’m trying to say with this post is that I, personally, feel like it’s ok to have a goal without yet knowing the exact way in which I plan to get there. Thanks so much for your comment; really interesting read!


      1. Everyone has their own path to take. Success is achieved differently by every individual, but they may have used some of the same tactics. Having a strict plan could help some and hurt others. However, there always needs to be adaptations and adjustments to keep up with the times.

        The only failures in this life are those who settled and didn’t listen to heart and chase their dreams. The younger you realize what you’re passionate about, the easier it becomes to make your dreams a reality. Every day you must do something to get a little closer. And it’s definitely okay without understanding the reality of how to achieve the goal you set. Once we embrace a particular path, the universe works for us to make it happen. And what we learn along the way is indispensable. The end result we aren’t sure of, but the journey can be crafted into our own vision. I like your outlook on life, and hope you’re going to become successful sooner than later.

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      2. Very well said! Thank you so much for for your well-wishes. You have a great outlook on life, and I have no doubt that you’ll be successful in whatever you put your mind to. Thanks for your comment and for striking up a good discussion. It’s great to hear other people’s outlooks on these things. Have a great day!
        – Tamara


      3. You’re more than welcome. I’m delighted to be a part of the discussion. Thank you for the encouragement and kind words. I know I will be incredibly successful as an entrepreneur in numerous industries. I hope it will be sooner than later. Happy Monday!


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  2. Don’t worry too much, in the end all cards fall into place. Know about yourself though! It should be absolute that you do not forget who and what you are while you search for what the future holds. I spend a whole year on this topic and Psychology with a blend of Philosophy became by asylum. 😀

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