I very recently took a year off from school to focus on my mental health..

I very recently took a year off from school to focus on my mental health and to figure out what I wish to do career wise. My mental health is really great now, and I’m in the process of moving in with my boyfriend, who is in medical school. But I can’t seem to figure out what I wish to do with my life. I keep thinking psychology, but I can’t help feeling that I’m destined for something greater. I want to be someone my parents and boyfriend can be proud of and I don’t want to rely on my rich doctor boyfriend to provide for me in life.

I am so happy that you took a year off and made your mental health a priority. Go you for putting your needs above everything and everyone else! And I’m happy your mental health is where you would like for it to be.

And it’s okay to be confused about what you wish to do with your life or where you want to go. Most people honestly don’t figure that out until much later in life. Have you thought about just taking General Ed courses before figuring out what to major in, if that is at all possible? Do you even wish to go back to school? The answers to these questions will help you figure out the path you wish to take in life.

And I promise you, you won’t rely on your doctor boyfriend to provide for you. I can tell you are very motivated and driven to make something of yourself and that you like your independence. But of course, there is nothing wrong will receiving help from your loved ones, that is a blessing within itself. And don’t focus on making your parents or boyfriend proud of you. Focus on being proud of yourself and your accomplishments and doing what will make you the happiest. Your loved ones will be proud of you no matter what path you take or what you do. Once again, there is nothing wrong with being confused when it comes to figuring out your life. Just trust in your instincts to lead you down the path that allows you to do what you love while also allowing you to be your authentic self.

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