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What to Do When Feeling Lost

Ever feel lost with no idea what you’re doing in life? If you do, that’s completely fine because you’re definitely not the only one. Applying to Western, I was very determined with university but until you experience it for yourself, things could change.


It is important to know that you are not alone. I ,myself, am one of those who feel somewhat lost and uncertain of what to do in life at this very moment. I’m in a great school, surrounded by great people, yet I can’t seem to find myself. People start to talk about their ambitious futures, and that gets you thinking about your own future. Do I have an ambitious goal? Am I prepared to get out of my comfort zone and pop out of the student bubble? For me it was indistinguishable. One minute, I would feel very prepared for the future – but another minute, you feel like you know nothing about this world.

Pause. Stop right there. It’s only your first year. You could be overreacting and things could get better.

Yes, there’s always that voice inside your head that tells you that you won’t be able to do it. Despite the negativity, you will need to overcome that voice and pursue your dreams.


That’s life, full of uncertainties and it’s the beauty of it. There are always going to be times where you’ll feel completely lost, and then times where you know what you’re doing. We are all in this together. Many others are struggling just like you. In fact, there are probably more people struggling than you might think. This is just the start. Don’t give up on your dreams, but if you decide that another path is the best option, then go follow those dreams and thrive. Step out of your comfort zone and discover the possibilities that are waiting for you.

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