Nancy Nguyen

Second Chances

Nancy Nguyen
Second Chances

How do you live your life?

Follow X to Y get to Z. That's how I imagined living mine - according to a plan. About a year ago, I felt extremely unsatisfied, constantly upset and unsure about the plan I had set in front of me. I woke up one day, literally and metaphorically, feeling as if I had done this all before. Like I had gone through life not exploring opportunities in doing things that made me truly happy. Only following a safe plan and waking up like I had gotten a second chance to do it all over.

So I said to myself (& to my parent's dismay), "Fuck it - I'm going to try something new. I'm just starting my 20s, I'm still capable of carving out my career. I studied biochemistry, but I'll make something work." So I left my MCAT books, I walked away from my research position (okay, I stuck with that for a few more months), but I finally started my blog, I'm constantly surrounded by amazing people doing amazing things, I picked a new career path, I'm traveling to places on my bucket list, I run from shoot to shoot every weekend. People always ask me what exactly am I doing with my life right now and quite frankly I couldn't even begin to explain it to them, but I'm essentially grinding 24/7 on projects I absolutely love and I couldn't be happier. 

I'm not sure how you live your life, but I can guarantee, if you believe that the life you got now is a second chance to do it all over, you will wake up every day being exactly who you were meant to be.

 

I don’t know why I always imagine myself as like someone who failed at everything he ever did at life you know and I got to the end of life and just regretted it all and somehow, this is my chance to go back and get it all right. And when I wake up with that, you know it completely changes my hunger, how I approach the whole day. I mean you decide to live your life like that, then I guarantee we’ll live life to our best potential.

It’s that simple? It’s all about living in the moment. Period.
— Big Sean