Auntie Nikki, I’m 22 years old about to turn another page

Waqaa (Hello in Yup’ik) it’s your favorite Auntie Nikki with Sew Yup’ik. Today’s question is Hello Relatives, I’m 22 years old about to turn another page. Lately I’ve been feeling depressed and anxious about everything. I’m struggling to find my purpose or what I want to do. I think work and school is taking a toll. I’m full time in both and still don’t know what I want to go to school for. How did you decide this? What helped you any advice?

Quyana (Thank you in Yup’ik) for this question. I myself too struggled with this. It took me a very long time to realize what I wanted to do in life, and what I wish someone would have told me back then is that it’s okay for you to just work. You don’t need to go to school full time if this is not what you are passionate about and sometimes it’s okay to take a step back and work and gain that life experience through working and decide what you want to do. WHen I started working in the Emergency Room I knew that was where my passion was and it took me 5-6 years to discover that. And so sometimes just working is good, it’s okay, it’s good. So don’t ever feel like you need to meet anyone’s expectation but your own. And find your passion and discover it and go for it. I hope that this video finds you well.

Also, here is Auntie Amanda’s response to this question.

Quyana (Thank you in Yup’ik), good luck, take care.

Auntie Nikki

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Topics: Mental Health