Since this is my first and official post on this especially important and amazing platform, I might as well start talking about something that kind of confuses me. I know, I know, I am too young to be worried about anything in life but finding myself.
Well, I am totally trying to find my inner person and my goal in life. However, I must question: how do we make this work? How do we figure it out?
On the other hand, I need to be super honest with you guys, I am a libra and at the same way that my sign is balanced and poised, it is kind of indecisive as well.
But, okay, let me try to explain this.
When I was incredibly young and about to be 10 years old, I was sure I would be working with fashion and something that involved style. Years later, I said in a weirdly but certain way that I would be an actress (I blame Disney Channel for that). So, months later when I found out I was not extraordinarily talented to be a Hollywood Star, I started writing (it is a novel and I am still trying to finish). And then, I was about to finish my high school and needed to dot the I’s and cross the T’s, I chose Law School.
Ok. But why?
Some people, including my parents, told me incisively that writing was not going to pay the bills and bills are the “grownups” world.
That is fine. I kind of enjoyed studying law for five years. I have never stopped being this myself that liked fashion, art and using my voice and creativity, however, I was learning serious things and important things society wised. I am now passionate about helping women, children and everything that can empower them. I am everyday working and studying to improve my skills and to help people. I care for people.
Therefore, here I stand.
Maybe this is not confusing and clear to someone reading this post.
I am almost 25 years old and I am still trying to figure it out. I am still trying to find my space and my voice and how to use it properly.
I hope I make some difference in the world and I might start now and here.
Welcome to my first post!
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