A Letter to the Average 18 Year Old

Today’s post is actually an excerpt from a private conversation I had with a younger friend of mine. My friend is 18 years old, and a lot of people were giving him slack because he didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life.

I was compelled to give him some of my thoughts, because too many people were talking crap about him. After sending this message, I realized a lot of other 18 year olds could use what I said as well. so if the following post resonates with you, or if you know someone that could use this post, please share it.

Now, without further ado, the message~


After talking to a couple of people, I wanted to say something to you, because I think you and I are similar in a weird way.

It feels like people are bashing on you because you don’t have your life figured out., and I think that is total bullshit. So when I was a year younger than you(I believe you are 18, so I was 17), I was kicked out of my home, and I was homeless. I had no idea what I was going to do with my life, nonetheless what college I was going to go to. I was depressed off my ass, but luckily I vented through going to the gym, and so I did not try to escape through drugs or drinking.

I would party every now and then, but nothing was better than releasing some steam off at the gym. But the point is, I was lost, and what I want to tell you is that is okay.

You are 18 years old, you are not suppose to know what you want to do. Nobody that is 18 knows what they want to do. College is just a buffer on real life, so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. But the important thing is, you have to keep searching.

By the end of my 1.5 years at el camino, I worked my ass off as a student, a chef(at a two michelin starred restaurant), a male model, and an actor. Of course today, I am none of those things, but that is because I kept trying new things, and things that I always wanted to try. The key is to not give up searching, and never stop hustling. if you want to talk just call me, and give me a heads up because I will be hustling too ahaha


 

It’s okay to not know what you want to do~

Cheers,

Sam

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