Shoeaholic No More



February 2014



Why am I Here?

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Have you ever found yourself wondering, "Why am I here?" I have! Sometimes I wonder exactly what decisions I've made that have landed me where I am now.This post is somewhat related to my previous post on my Scheduling Issues.

Melanie from Dear Debt gave her perspective on busy-ness with this post: Being Busy Isn’t the Same as Being Productive.

Melanie really hit the nail on the head as far as expressing how I feel and how I’ve felt pretty much my whole life with this: “I feel uncomfortable if I am not busy. I wonder who I am, what does my life mean?”

I have always been a busy person. In high school, I joined lots and lots of clubs and activities. Not only did I join, but in my senior year I was president or captain of every single activity I was in. I also always had a plan of where I was going to go to college, what I was going to study, and ultimately what career I wanted to seek. Of course, my plans changed over time, but the point is, I always had plans.

In college I took way more hours every semester than required, I was able to graduate in 3 years because of this, plus I worked 30+ hours a week and wrote for the paper. I also had big plans for what I was going to do after graduation and “after things calmed down”.

Now that I’m done with school, I’m still busy. But, I currently have no “life plans”. I’ve bought a house. I have a job. I go to work, go to my activities, and go home. I can’t stand not being busy, but even though I am busy I have lately been questioning what does my life mean? Is there really nothing else to look forward to after this? I have always been one to be looking forward, but now I’m not sure what to look forward to. Of course, I do have goals: some of which I shared with you in December and I do look forward to becoming debt-free of course, but I don’t feel like that is an answer to life’s biggest question:

Why am I Here?

Photo courtesy of: Aldo Hoeben

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Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.


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