When you’re fresh out of high school and may not be entirely sure what you want to do, you have a lot of options at your disposal. All of those options are going to have to include figuring out something you can do to benefit your overall quality of life down the road. Some of the decisions you make are going to be very complicated, while other choices may seem simpler than they actually are.
Dating and getting together
It’s human nature to want to enjoy some physical contact, as well as seeking out love and a deep personal connection to another person. While there are more options than ever before if you just want to hook up and spend a little bit of fun time without any strings being attached, the modern world isn’t necessarily set up to encourage people to get together over the long term.
The good news is you have many years to simply date around and enjoy yourself without expecting to get serious about it. Your main choice concerning getting together is, do you completely abandon the notion of having a relationship from the beginning, or do you keep your eyes open for someone more interested in building a life and family together instead of partying? It’s a rare person who goes after the former before around the age of 25, but sometimes, people simply know what they want and go after it.
Employment and business
Some people want to get a job, have a job for life, and simply save up a portion of what they make to retire one day. Other people want to learn a profession and not work for a single employer, which frees up some of the time in their days, but may also force them into doing a lot of personal marketing. Still, other people would rather start their own company as soon as humanly possible, and live off of what the company makes from adding value to its clients.
The nature of making a living means you’re probably going to try a lot of different options before you settle into one particular way of making your living over the long term. The bad news is it may take you a fairly long time to really figure out what you’re good at and what you can make a decent living at. Philosophy majors tend not to find highly lucrative careers in philosophy, no matter how good they are. But then, beginning with some career-type goals will put you ahead of a lot of people.
Building strong fundamentals
A lot of the world is dedicated to avoiding FOMO, or the fear of missing out. Social media lets people pretend they are living better than they really are, just by faking it. Living well involves making sure your money is in order, and ELFI can help you get one of your most important expenses to a reasonable level without too much fuss.