Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines


My name is Sofia and I started the blog searchfordirection.com as a place to document my search for direction (obviously). I’m 23 years old and graduated last year. I was fortunate enough to quickly get a job however it’s not what I want to do long term. My head is all over the place with what I actually want to do and I’m sure I’ll make plenty of mistakes along the way, but hey, they are important for telling stories!

1. What do you think is the main thing people in their twenties are searching for? Why? 


I believe people in their 20s are searching for everything. They are searching for the perfect career, the perfect friendship group and the perfect partner all whilst still trying to fill their twenties full of amazing experiences. It’s just too much, we are putting all this pressure on ourselves to create this perfect life whilst forgetting their is more to life than your twenties. I guess social media shows everyone living their best lives, whether that be through starting a family or getting yet another promotion. And we end up wanting it all without really knowing what we want at all.


2. Do you think you’re headed in the right direction right now? Why do you say so? 


Haha no definitely not. I mean I would love to think that I am but I also have found myself changing direction so much in the last 5 years so who knows which direction I’ll be heading in in another 5 years. 


3. How are you taking care of your mental health in lockdown? 


Walking has just been an absolute game changer for me. Sticking on a podcast and getting lost in that rather than my own thoughts even if it’s just for an hour a day to take my mind off everything. I also find that I have to force myself to socialise more, which is odd as I’ve always been so social. Whether it’s on zoom or a daily walk I always feel so much lighter after a chat and laugh with my friends.


4. What is the hardest part of being in your twenties? 


Comparing myself to others in their twenties. It’s a decade where everyone’s lives vary so much and it’s so easy to get caught up in where you “should” be at rather than where you are at.


5. What can you say to people who take the road less taken?


Good for you! Life is short, follow your dreams not societies. 

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