For today, I’m supposed to write about a post on social media. I chose the prompt:
The tweet reminds me that there are bigger and better things out there and that I shouldn’t sweat the small stuff. Sometimes, it can be hard to remember because I tend to get caught up in my own little world. I feel that I worry about school during the school year- I live on a very day to day basis, micromanaging every second- so it can be easy to get caught up. In the summer, especially this summer, I feel a sense of FOMO (fear of missing out) while everyone is off doing things while I’m stuck at home. This feeling is kind of exacerbated as I don’t currently have a job, so I’m worrying about when I’ll find a job (if ever) along with the sense of FOMO.
While I really want to be out there exploring the world (or maybe just my city) I know I really need to buckle down and find a job. When I think about my troubles with finding a job, I think about my future- will finding a job this year really impact the rest of my life? I know that if I were to spend the summer with friends, making memories, I would be able to remember them for the rest of my life but I’d be broke all of next year. If I were to find a job I wouldn’t be able to have as much fun this summer but I would be able to support myself financially in the next year. As a university student, you would expect me to be all caught up in having fun but I am so worried about my future (future being next year) and what I’m going to do financially. I don’t want to depend on my parents for the rest of university, and especially not after I graduate.
On the other hand, the tweet evokes feelings of insignificance. As people, we occupy such a minuscule place in the universe and although our problems can seem like giant disasters or catastrophes, in the long run they’re really not that big a deal. When I think about my problems on a macro scale, I begin to think of them as not as important and I don’t feel as stressed or anxious.
Ok now I feel kind of sad so I think this is where I’ll stop for now.