A Letter of Permission: You Don't Have to Figure it Out


Dear {insert your name here},

I know it feels like you have you figure out a career path. I’m writing to tell you you don’t.

For the most part, your friends have got it figured out (or so it seems). You can tell your parents are a bit anxious that you haven’t settled into a job that can turn into a lifelong career. But I’m here to tell you, you don’t have to find a career right now.

It’s more than ok to find a job you like and enjoy it for a while. There’s a lot of power that comes from not being locked in to something long term. It gives you the freedom to constantly reevaluate and make a change.

Want permission to figure it out as you go? Here you go. Permission granted.

Honestly, deep down, you know what you want to do. You want to be a {insert your creative and/or entrepreneurial career here}. Unfortunately, that’s not a traditional career path, one you can just get into easily. But that’s your dream and you’ve got to pursue that, one small baby step at a time.

And in the meantime, you need a job to pay the bills. So find a job that is semi-enjoyable and leaves you the time and energy to pursue your art. Simple as that. Let go of the pressure you put on yourself to figure it all out.

You’ve got this.


{insert parent, friend, family member, society, colleague, your former self name here}