Finding Your Place In The World

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Finding your place in the world can be tough, it can be tricky to know where we belong, what our purpose is and what we were brought here to do. It can leave us feeling out of sorts, not quite in tune with ourselves and at a loss. 
For starters, linking in with the idea of finding your place in the world, I think a sense of belonging is crucial in this world for our happiness. Whether that's belonging to a particular trade or career ladder, a religion, your family or your group of friends, feeling like you're a part of something is a fundamental human need. Think about the sense of belonging you feel in your life. Can you imagine being without it?

The world can be a tricky place to navigate at the best of times, and trying to find your place in this world can be even harder. 
Unfortunately though, the world can feel be a tricky place sometimes, what with everyone doing their own thing, as I mentioned in my post 'The Pace Of Life', and it can be hard to determine where it is we fit in to all of that.
I think its a phase we all go through at some point, or maybe even several times as nothing is ever concrete in this world, in that we feel we both need to have a place in the world and that we don't have a place in the world. I'm here to tell you that it needn't be such an internal battle. 

Let things come naturally to you, don't force anything, do what feels right to you.

Get to know yourself more, and what it is you truly want from life.

The truth of the matter is, if you feel you're on the right path, well, then you are.

I remember when I dropped out of college, I felt so lost and it got worse when summer came around and everyone else was getting their diplomas. I longed for a sense of belonging to something, of working towards something and of bettering myself, but I didn't have that. It took time, and a lot of looking inward at myself, but eventually I found myself and my place in this world through my blog.

One thing I'd tell my younger self, as well as the things mentioned in my letter to my seventeen year old self blog post, is that it's okay to not have it all figured out just yet. None of us do. What we need to do is understand that life has no straight path and the only journey that truly matters is our own inner journey.

So, no matter what point in your journey you're on, trust in the universe and its plan for you. Know that if it feels right for you, it probably is, and that you're on the right path. Find your sense of belonging in what you do, and don't be afraid to test the waters and try new things - don't close off doors of opportunity. 




That's all for today's post,
Beth

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7 comments

  1. Knowing who I am and why I'm here is something I've always struggled with... I feel like I've been on so many journeys of self-discovery! I agree with you though, it's best to just enjoy the ride if it feels right and see where it takes you.

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  2. I definitely feel like I'm out of place since I moved to the United States. I both feel at home, as home is with my husband, and not at home. I'm definitely an oddity here which goes through cycles of being awkward and embraced. I'm old (lol) so it can be harder to adapt sometimes but having had to go through many changes in my teens, 20s and 30s I know I can do it. I think it's fantastic you're already aware that things don't always go to plan, and that that's okay. Great post!

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  3. I have found myself in that situation a few times over the course of my life, but each time it ultimately led to better things! It's a time of transition.

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  4. Great post Beth! I definitely self-indentified with feeling lost during the college phase of my life and then finding solace and a sense of belonging through blogging. I'm happy you're in a much better state purpose-wise. Keep up the awesome work. :)

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  5. I can fully understand this I've felt like this a few times myself especially when I finished uni, it felt like so much was on my plate and I didn't know what I wanted to do

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  6. This is a great post. I think we've all felt a bit lost at some point or another. I certainly have. I felt very much like I belonged when I was in sixth form and had a huge group of friends but growing older combined with mental illness and losing friends, I remember a time where I felt totally isolated and basically had nothing to live for and not feeling like I belonged anywhere was a huge part of that!

    I think it's important that we all remember that our place of belonging can change SO much throughout our lives too. Where we belong now might not be where we belong in 5 years time!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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