School has started, and I’m realizing something: I can’t do everything.
There are so many things I want to do. They sound so interesting and fun, and I have way too many interests to pursue all of them. So I’m having to make some very conscious decisions about what I choose to prioritize and how I spend my time. And that’s okay.
It’s a simple truth, yes, but it’s something that we often have a lot of trouble accepting. Especially when, in this day and age, we have opportunities coming our way right and left. Play this sport! Sign up for this class! Join this club! Do this volunteer job! Apply for this job! Participate in this activity!
There’s something I want everyone reading this to remember. You don’t have to do everything right now!
There’s a point to keeping bucket lists and things like that. You aren’t going to be able to take every opportunity immediately at this point in your life, but just because you can’t do something now doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to pursue it.
As a teenager, you’ve got your whole life in front of you. Don’t be afraid to put things that sound fun on your “someday” list and move on. Want to learn to surf? Great. Maybe not this year. Want to play tennis? Great. How about in a few years when you actually have time. Want to learn to dance? Great. There are adult dance classes being offered all over the place.
There will be a few things that come to the forefront of your life that you need to focus on. Remember that you don’t have to take up twenty hobbies at once in your spare time. Save some of them for later.
And if all else fails? You can learn to surf in heaven. 🙂
What do you think? Are you tempted to do everything right now and get overbooked and overwhelmed? Share in the comments below!