“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”
Last weekend an old friend from varsity sent me an inbox on Facebook. We had not spoken for a while since I left varsity. Naturally, such interactions will lead to questions like, “Whatsup?” “What are you doing with life?” “What have you been doing lately?” and so forth. As someone who’s relatively open about her life, I was honest to tell my friend that I dropped out from school and I still don’t have anything tangible planned out for myself.
Little did I know that my openness would pose to be a problem. The door of being placed under severe scrutiny had been opened, as a result of what my life path looks like right now. I, therefore, bore the brunt of a long, and probably well-intentioned speech about how I’m not living the life I’m ought to be living because “You are capable of so much more and you shouldn’t just be sitting around at home doing nothing”, as emphasised to me. I fumed, because at a fundamental level, as well intentioned ‘the talk’ may have been, the words made me feel like my life was not good enough, it lacked in substance. Read More