The scary, unknown future

I have to think about the future a lot lately. What is going to happen in a few years time? Will I actually achieve the things I am aiming for in the present? Will all the effort be worth it?


On the one hand, I do feel very excited about the future. I mean honestly, who does not love to imagine the super cool adult life where you are sipping coffee with your adult friends, while your husbands play football wth your kids. Or a super successful working carreer in a company making all your dreams come true. The thought of building a house for your family, being pregnant at the same time as your best friend, or raising your own children, these are things I look forward to so much.

It is the thought of actually living your life. Of creating it. Of making your own little memories your can later tell your children and grandchildren about. It is being able to work on your own projects in life, succeeding in them, and working yourself up what keeps it interesting and exciting.


But then on the other hand, there is this huge part of fear. The fear of failure. The fear of confusion and misleadings. I am often afraid that I will never find the right job for me. I am worried that, eventually, I will end up working for a big company that will not make me happy. I am worried that I will never end up having my own children because I might never find the love of my life. What if I will never be able to fulfill all of my dreams and goals? What if I end up alone without any job?

But as soon as these thoughts pop up in my mind, I try not to let them get to me that much. Because listen: There are like what 8 million people on this planet? And so so many people felt exactly the same as we are right now. They had to go through all of that, too and most of them made it.

We should always make the best out of every situation, no matter what. Even if you have absolutely no idea what you are going to do with your life right now, just live. Don’t waste all your energy on worrying for the future. Be excited about the things you don’t know yet because at some point they will come to you. Mostly when you least expect them.

So never lose your hope even if life is going a completely different way right now than you want it to be in the future. It might turn out to be completely the other way around again in one year.

Lots of love,

Svenja xx

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