Twenty-Something

Life update will be coming, I promise.  Thursday afternoon or Friday… I have some exciting new things to share!  Until then, I leave you with the following:

BEING TWENTY/THIRTY – SOMETHING:

They call it the “Quarter-life Crisis.”
It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing
that there are many things about yourself that you didn’t know and may
not like. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a
year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are
now.

You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those
friends that you thought you were so close to aren’t exactly the
greatest people you have ever met, and the people you have lost touch
with are some of the most important ones. What you don’t recognize is
that they are realizing that too, and aren’t really cold, catty, mean
or insincere, but that they are as confused as you.

You look at your job… and it is not even close to what you thought
you would be doing, or maybe you are looking for a job and realizing
that you are going to have to start at the bottom and that scares you.
Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and
find yourself judging more than usual because suddenly you realize
that you have certain boundaries in your life and are constantly
adding things to your list of what is acceptable and what isn’t. One
minute, you are insecure and then the next, secure. You laugh and cry
with the greatest force of your life. You feel alone and scared and
confused.

Suddenly, change is the enemy and you try and cling on to the past
with dear life, but soon realize that the past is drifting further and
further away, and there is nothing to do but stay where you are or
move forward.

You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do
such damage to you. Or you lie in bed and wonder why you can’t meet
anyone decent enough that you want to get to know better. Or maybe you
love someone but love someone else too and cannot figure out why you
are doing this because you know that you aren’t a bad person. One
night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap. Getting wasted
and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic.

You go through the same emotions and questions over and over, and talk
with your friends about the same topics because you cannot seem to
make a decision. You worry about loans, money, the future and making a
life for yourself… and while winning the race would be great, right
now you’d just like to be a contender!

What you may not realize is that everyone reading this relates to it.
We are in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as hard as
we can to figure this whole thing out.
“There are always two choices, two paths to take. One is easy. And its
only reward is that it’s easy.” – Anonymous

Note: the above actually was sent to me by my boyfriend’s ex girlfriend.  She had I had (obviously) a rocky relationship but have now have grown a friendship.  It goes to show that you truly should open your heart to anyone, you’d be so amazed at the places that you can find a great friend.

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