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Life Update: Just Go For It

08/25/2019

Earlier this year after opening my online boutique I started thinking about the direction I wanted to go in life. I was slowly realizing that the uncertainty that comes with owning a business wasn’t something I wanted to be my main job. Which led to many sleepless nights worrying about the future and figuring out what comes next. I thought I would share a general idea of where I’m going in life and share some hopefully helpful pieces of advice for anyone who feels a little stuck.

Life Update: Just Go For It

Long story short, after going back and forth many times I have decided to go back to college. If you don’t know, last year I graduated with an Associates in Business. And although I enjoyed the program,  I knew the career path I could take wasn’t one that excited me. So I decided to finally go for the thing I discovered I loved about 2 years ago. Even though the last thing I wanted to do was go back, I know it’s the right choice.

I don’t want to jinx anything, so I sadly won’t be telling you what exactly it is I am going back to college for until it’s set in stone (with graduation + a job). But if you stick around for 2ish years you might find out. It’s in tech and although I have only been doing it for a little over a week, I already love it.

Advice

One of the things I find the most comforting is that no one has any idea what they are doing, and we’re all just winging it. There are over 7 billion versions of normal, so don’t let what every else’s journey looks like stop you from creating your own.

As cliche as it is, life really is too short to not make changes and go for what you want. We often think because of our age, or if we already have a set path that we can’t decide to do something else. And that is honestly ridiculous. Some people are lucky and find what they want to do at 18. Some people it’s 25, 40, 60, or later.

It’s nerve-wracking and hard to start over from the beginning, but it’s worth it in the end. There really is no wrong way of living life. The main goal is to be happy, so even if it takes a lot of time or you can’t do it right now, it’s better to try than to have never tried at all.

Dress: Monki | Cardigan: Zara | Oxfords: DSW

34 responses to “Life Update: Just Go For It”

  1. Radi says:

    Good luck in college… hope you have a great experience.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

  2. Quinn says:

    I’m right there with you – I wanted my main job to be something steady. That way something creative (for you, your wonderful boutique!), could be YOURs and something that you enjoy. I’ve been there, so if you were to ever want to talk about career shifts, I’m here for you, Kara!

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

  3. I couldn’t agree more with your sentiments. I adore this polka dot dress! Good luck on this new endeavor!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  4. So true, everyone is doing their best to figure this thing called life out! Follow your heart and do what makes your heart happy. Good luck with school. You are going to do awesome. Tech classes are the best 🙂

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com/blog

  5. I’ve been having thoughts of going back too and studying. Best of luck to you!!

    http://www.sundaydahlias.com

  6. Anna - Alina says:

    You so cute! These forest photos give me autumn vibes! Love it!!

    xx
    https://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

  7. Good luck Kara hope you find your way and be happy!!
    In your age I had that problem too and I started a new course all the way to the beginning it was hard times but I find a new course that make me very happy!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

  8. Alyssa says:

    I agree with what you said. Do what you want go for it and follow your heart!

    new post

    http://www.alyinwanderland.com/2019/08/effortless-minimal-necklaces-and-cuff.html

  9. Hannah says:

    I really needed to read this right now. I’ve been thinking about changing my career path, but wasn’t sure how to go about it. I hope your new course works out for you. Thank you for sharing xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  10. Melissa Kacar says:

    I really needed this post! I’ve been feeling so lost and uncertain in what direction I want my life to go in, so this has helped me so much. You’re right, everyone is just winging it! I need to keep that in mind next time I doubt myself. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Beautiful photos, as well!

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

  11. Lovely says:

    Totally with you Kara, we should go for what we want in life. Most of the time we are afraid of the outcome and failure. But that should not discourage us or stop us from doing what we want.

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  12. Yiota says:

    We must always do whatever we want in life, no matter how old we are, nothing can stop us!!! Good luck!!! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

  13. Ivana Split says:

    We are all winging it and that is what makes life fun.

  14. melina says:

    so glad for your change and love your dress girl! xx

    http://www.melinadulce.com

  15. Mica says:

    What a cute polka dot dress! It sounds like there are exciting but busy times ahead as you go into more study – good luck with it! 🙂

    Hope that your week is off to a great start!

    Away From Blue

  16. Patricia says:

    I’m happy for you, Kara! I’m sure you’ll do great in whatever you pursue but I will stick around to hopefully find out what that is 😊

  17. Nina says:

    Good luck, Kara. I’m so glad, you followed your dream. I coudn’t agree more __ it’s never too late to start over and do something that makes us happy.

    https://www.ninakobi.com

  18. Carmelatte says:

    I abslutely LOVE this green post, such summery scenery!

    http://carmelatte.co/destination-wedding-in-dolomiti/

  19. Gemma says:

    Love this! Good luck with your college!

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  20. Liz says:

    it is nerve-wrecking, yet so exciting! I wish you all the best in your new journey 🙂

    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

  21. Natalia says:

    Congratulations on going back to college, I did take a break from that too and came back last January. I wish you the very best!

    Lindifique

  22. Gabrielle says:

    I’m so excited for you! Congratulations on making the decision to go back to college to study something you truly love; and it’s great news you’re already loving it after just 1 week into studying the topic 🙂 Good luck babe; can’t wait to hear updates! 🙂

    aglassofice.com x

  23. Jessica says:

    Beautiful read dear, and I couldn’t agree more. Life is too short indeed, so try something that scares you. Break through that barrier. After all, happiness is just outside your comfort zone. Anyway, lovely snaps you have here!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  24. Coral Almog says:

    Have a good luck in college!

  25. Tina says:

    Ah so true – I’m right now also inbetween and trying to find out, what my dream job would be – easier said than done 😉

    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

  26. Mel Hwang says:

    So true girl! There’s nothing like going for it and just trying it out to really reveal the truth! I feel like I’m doing my dream job right now and feel so grateful for it.

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com/tobermory-adventure-kia-soul/

  27. Nina says:

    Really nice post dear! Good pictures!
    Have a great day! xx

    La ilusión de Nina – http://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com.es/

  28. Jen says:

    Good luck babe! Loved this look and how it matches the photo with the trees ♥

    http://www.heresometimes.com

  29. Anna says:

    I couldn´t agree more – life really is too short to not make changes and go for what you want. I often remind myself that the joy is in this process of exploring and discovering! If you don´t grow, evolve and change you just move backwards, cause the rest of the world keeps changing anyway! And who said we all should be defined by one single thing, right?! I find it amazing that you can be a blogger, a business owner, a student and anyone else you want to be!

  30. Mercy says:

    I’m wishing you well in your chosen field, I’m in IT in since I graduated from uni and I’m glad I found it early what I wanted. But you’re right we have different phases that’s why we shouldn’t give up on our dreams. Nice photos!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

  31. Simone says:

    A change is always good and it opens your mind. You always get to that point in life where you do not exactly know where it’s leading you, just do what your heart says and never hesitate when you get to do something you’ve never done before.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  32. Kathrin says:

    Congratulation on figuring out what you want! I really hope it works out for you. I’ll be sure to stick around for two years to find out what it is 🙂

    This was such an inspiring post! It really is never too late to take a chance and go for something one wants to do. Life is short but it can also be long and being stuck doing something you don’t want to is not the best way to live it.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  33. Susie says:

    I truly love this post. There are over 7 billion versions of normal – you are so right here. I hope that your new course is amazing and you love it. I think I need to take your advice and just for things. You are such an inspiration. I hope you have a nice weekend x

    findyourownhope.com

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I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!