5 Tips for Giving Thanks for Uncertainty in Life
1. Take time to reflect on what you don't know.
2. Acknowledge and accept any fears.
3. Consider your options - dreams, worst case scenarios and all - and ask, "What if?"
On the other hand, by imagining the best case, you can make the "unknown" seem exciting, and even an adventure you can look forward to. Don't forget to talk out your doubts with friends or loved ones, either. Your "what if?" may be their "today," and they could give you an insider's perspective on your best and worst case scenarios.
4. Know that you will survive - and even thrive - no matter what happens.
- Be diagnosed with celiac disease months before freshman year and be hospitalized only a few days after my eighteenth birthday.
- Go from having my parents live only thirty minutes away to be an "out-of-state" student during my senior year.
- Fall in love for the first time, have my heart broken for the first time, and find unexpected blessings in moving on.
- Become best friends with three random girls I asked to be my roommates...and not talk to 75% of the people from my sophomore year "group" anymore.
- Apply to 11 graduate schools, have 99% of my completed pieces of writing published in literary magazine and be working as Senior Editor to a magazine all about empowering women.
- Blog through every challenging, successful, joyful and heartbroken moment.