Do you have a plan for when you leave your current job?
Are you moving anytime soon? What are you going to do in your new city?
Did someone in your life who has been a major source of help just recently leave your life? How are you going to manage now that they’re gone?
You have no idea what could happen next. You don’t know what tomorrow could bring. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a plan.
So what are you going to do next?
I’ve been thinking about that a lot in the past couple of months. I postponed the apprenticeship of Praxis till June because I love my current job and I want to take full advantage of what I could learn there before moving on. I know I’m here for a couple more months but I don’t really know what’s next. I don’t know where Praxis will take me. I could move to Seattle, or Atlanta or Chicago. Or I could have a remote job and stay in my city.
I don’t know what I’m going to do next.
But I do know this:
I’m going to plan like I’m living my dream. I know what I want to do. So my plan is going to reflect that. I want to go into filmmaking so whatever job I take has to, in some way (no matter how small), help me to that end. The point is I’m planning for the dream I want. Even if I don’t make it there, I’m going to be happier with being the person who tried rather than the one who said it was too hard.
I’m going to take the opportunities that arise and not look back. I met with a business coach for the whole month of April. It didn’t lead to a job but it did create a lasting connection and I learned from it. I take every spare shift my manager has, not just because I’ll take the money, but because there is always room for growth and learning at work. I want to make sure that I’m saying yes to whatever opportunity that comes up, no matter how small it may seem in the moment. I have no idea where it could lead.
I’m going to hope for the best. This is honestly the hardest thing for me to do. When I’m stuck in the current moment, it can be hard for me to remember that something better is coming. But here’s the truth: I’m going to get better. I’m going to move. I’m going to have a job that pays all my bills. I’m not always going to be stuck in this town or constantly going into debt with my parents. Things will get better. How do I know? Because I’m planning for it. I have people who are pushing me to it. And ultimately, because God’s got it.
I don’t know what I’m going to do next. I don’t know my next job or my next city. But I do have a plan for when I get there. I know what I’m going to do even if I don’t know what else is coming up next.
How about you?
What are you going to do next?