Don't worry. You are not the only one. You have more than enough time to figure it out.
Did you know that there are individuals starting businesses at 50? Did you know that people aren't even pursuing the path that they graduated degrees with? There are so many reminders out there that shouldn't feel pressured to find your purpose. Keep reading!
The main thing to keep in mind that I learned this year is that our purpose shouldn't service us as individuals, we should look at our purpose as something that services others. Get rid of that selfish attitude and think of the things you like to do and find a way to link that with a career path and just go for it. There is no rule that says you cannot go one path and choose to take another one, right? So just grab one and run with it. There are different ways you can do this. I will share my experience and hope you take something from it.
I changed my major in college about 3+ times. From criminal justice, business, nursing, EMT and now finally Health Science. I planned to take a year off that lead to 2 years of a break to then realize I put so much pressure on myself to try and do something for myself. I tried to branch out to do different things like dance, paint, take photos, write, etc. I realized I liked everything! Everything in this life I feel like I could eventually master and then pursue as a career. Then I realized, I cant do everything.... What? Yeah. Ill say it again. I cannot do everything. So then I had to buckle down and just pick one to find out what I wanted to do. I was always athletic and played team sports so once I became a supervisor at the fitness facility I was working at, I started to do fitness coaching and help women achieve their fitness and nutrition goals! I was on such high and figured out that I can really run with this. So I ended up creating plans online, used my social media platforms to put myself out there and gained about 5+ paying clients within a few weeks. Obviously the goal was to make money, but the dream was to do what I loved while making money. I took advantage of my expertise and knowledge over the years of working at different fitness facilities and meeting tons of different fitness coaches. I wanted to be a professional dancer but realized, that takes a lot more time and patience and that I can always use that as a creative outlet and master over time but for now, it wouldn't make much money so I needed to use something that would. Now, I finally realized my career path and that is to help individuals make that lifestyle change. Not just in fitness though, more into mental health too so being able to apply the things I've learned in my life to be of service to others.
Even if your situation is different, always remember that your timing is always going to be different but that you aren't alone. Just put pressure on your time and realize that's all we have in this life- time.
Hope you enjoyed this post!