What Am I Doing With My Life?

I know I can’t be the only person who asks themselves this. I ask myself this all the time and I never receive an answer, until now. I have spent most of my adult life mad and beating myself up over things that I can’t change. Here are some things that I have been doing and some short term goals.

Learning Spanish

I think that learning another language is an awesome and necessary thing. Living in the U.S. if you are not learning a new language, what are you doing with your life? I began learning Spanish in elementary when I lived overseas and then i took it in high school and minored in it in college. Currently, I have been using Duolingo and Hello Talk, as well as reading novels in Spanish to help me to better understand it. I also watch television shows and YouTube channels in Spanish.

Teaching

I never thought that in a million years that I would be a teacher, but look at me now. I will be teaching second grade beginning in the fall. I also tutor and have been since 2014. In 2013, I had applied to teach English in China. I was going to be in a city right outside of Beijing. I was so excited. I had signed my contract, was shown my apartment, everything was in place. It came down to them wanting me to be there within 7 days. I could not do that not only because I didn’t have everything situated here, but because the ticket at the last minute was $1600. There was no way I was going to be able to do that. So, here I am now, a teacher at a charter school and I am so excited about that.

YouTube

I have been back on it with my YouTube videos and have been more consistent. I have so much more content than when I first started. With that being said, my followers and views have gone up tremendously. I had been at a stagnant 32 subscribers for months, literally months, and now I am at 140 and counting. I am hoping to be able to reach more people with my message of veganism and growing as people of color.

Author

My vegan guide has been doing so well and I am excited about it. I’m thinking about some more services that I want to add to my site for you all, but I will keep those under wraps. I will be finishing up two novels that I have been working on and they will either be out by the end of the year or beginning of next. I don’t think that I will be diverting from being an indie author because I love this freedom, although I do want to start writing for other people.

My Point

I say all of this to say that even though everything seems to be going perfect, I am still not happy. It’s not enough. If you watched the video above, you would see what I am talking about. At 27, I did not picture my life the way it is. Granted I am happy and blessed, but I had always dreamed that I would be traveling the world and blogging/vlogging about all of my adventures. I still plan to do that, but like my mom said, sometimes it takes time for your dreams to come true or into fruition and I will keep hope and faith alive. I will be traveling the world one day. I give it 2-3 years, enough time to gain teaching experience and pay off my debts, then I will be applying overseas, again, but just a different country. I walk around so mad all the time and just beating myself up when I just need to be patient and have faith. Until next time, set long- and short-term goals.

Afro Hippie Vegan

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5 thoughts on “What Am I Doing With My Life?

  1. noirerewritten says:

    I always ask myself this question as well. I’m turning 20 this year and I’m not exactly happy with where I am either. But success has different timing for everyone so I suppose we just have to be patient!

    Great post, liked and subscribed.
    Check out my blog sometime? https://noirerewritten.com
    Thanks,
Mena

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  2. BYS says:

    Look into teaching English in South Korea. They reimburse your flight when you get there and you can go whenever you’re ready. It won’t help you with your Spanish but you so get your world travel on! One love!

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