A few days ago, I was chatting with a longtime friend, and we were discussing how much pressure we must do great and become the American Dream.
As I mentioned many times in my blog post, I moved and lived in several places during my childhood and adult life. Now that I am based in NYC (Yes, I intend to stay). My overthinking has become a significant burden on my mental health lately. Did I make the right choice? Is it too late for me? Would I have a professional career in Fashion? Why can’t I be at my full potential yet?
Every place has it up and down when it comes to challenges. Now, I truly understand the meaning that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.
So going back to our conversations and getting more profound, I realized that these questions are inevitable if you have goals and had to restart all over again like the two of us or any immigrants coming into this country.
So, I made a deal with myself to lessen the overthinking and more work on my actual dream, even if after 8 hours shift plus two hours of commute, to dedicate at least one or two hours to my potential (My future) every day.
There is a non-questionable variant to these equations; I must work, I must study, and also, most importantly, I need to have fun going through the process.
Every time I am on my spleen mode, I keep reminding myself that if I have been through all of this and survived, is really because I have a mission on this planet earth, and even though sometimes I need a break, and take it down a notch is okay as well.
Yes, the pressure is there; yes, it is not easy, even less than I anticipated, but neither say I discern my accomplishment as little as possible, and I am thrilled to be the young woman I am today.
Fashion is my shield; what is yours? Let me know in the comments below if you are overthinking your future.
These are solely my opinions