Unsure About The Future

Posted by | March 21, 2014 | School | One Comment

I am a senior and thinking a lot about the future, but I feel really floaty and unsure or everything. It seems like I’m just drifting around aimlessly without anything to hold on to, and the things that I used to be really passionate about have become meaningless and stale to me. I don’t know what I want to do in my life and I don’t know who I am (I feel super disconnected from myself). What can I do to get back in touch with who I am and to regain purpose in my life again? Thank you so much!

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  • BYS Counselor says:

    Hi there,

    Senior year can be an exciting time in a person’s life, but at the same time, it can be a very challenging one. Having choices about our future sounds appealing, but can leave us feeling unsure – Will I make the right choice? What do I really want to do? All the unknowns can be overwhelming, and it’s understandable how you might feel stuck in the situation.

    How do you see yourself in one year? Five years? What type of things would you like to see yourself doing? Having a better idea of what your “big picture” goals are may help you realize what you want your next steps to be.

    During a time like this, it also might help to talk to an adult whom you trust; it could be your own parents, or a friend’s parent; a coach, or a counselor at school; or another trusted mentor you can rely on for support. Having someone be your sounding board may help you get a more clear picture.

    If you feel you don’t have an adult around you to whom you can go, you can always consider making an appointment with a counselor to help you with career counseling.

    If you are local to Kitsap County, you can request free counseling at BYS by going to http://www.askBYS.org/appointment. You can also contact a counselor 24/7 through hotlines such as Your Life Your Voice, at 1-800-448-3000.

    Take Care,

    BYS Counselor

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