There’s a high correlation between the internet and social anxiety since the rise of social media in the early 2000s. A simple Google search can verify that. But generally, we’re concerned about the internet causing social anxiety in real life situations—like, I’d-rather-use-the-internet-to-socialize anxiety, or gotta-stay-connected-at-all-times anxiety. But what about the kind of anxiety that hits while you’re using the internet? Is that a thing?
Picture this: it’s monday morning at work, and you haven’t actually started working yet. Instead you’re lazily surfing Facebook or Twitter to catch up on what you’ve missed from the night before. You come across an interesting link your friend posted—a link to some pedantic “top 10” article, pointless video, or website that’s got you curious, but you’re not sure if it’s worth your time, or if you even care enough to open it. We’ve all been there. Continue reading
Side note. Just thinking out loud here, so it might sound a bit unusual. It’s just a small observance as a writer, but I think others might feel the same way.
As the late Steve Jobs once said:
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
My name is Clayton d’Arnault, a 24-year-old aspiring writer.
This piece is a glance into the mind of a young professional trying to build a prosperous career — the journey to doing what I love for a living. Just like many other young professionals who have recently started their careers, I don’t know exactly what I want to do for the rest of my life. What I do know is that I want options. Continue reading