Is it me or are a lot of girls in their mid twenties a mess? We are spending to much time stressing out about our future, drinking the night away thinking that we have years to be grown up, or just plain not knowing where the ride of life is taking us.
We work at jobs that we think will make our careers or jobs that just get us through life that we don’t blink an eye at dropping.
May people say that at your mid 20s you should be dating the guy you want to have kids with and working towards retirement. A casual conversation where a man says that women can’t have children past the age of 30 and should be married for 5 years before thinking about children is a common thought. Where does that leave us ladies in life. What is really expected of us? Are we all hot messes in our mid twenties that think we will have ample amounts of time to create our life path? Or are we all hot messes in our mid twenties that are behind the curve?
Every circumstantial excuse or rational choice I have generated to ease myself out of responsibility for the last few seemingly unproductive lucky years of my life have come to never leave my head. We are all responsible for the people we are today and everything that we are unhappy about is of my own choosing. We have to decide whether the norm for society is what makes us happy. Does the idea of having children by 30 years of age, the white picket fence and the high powered job show you the path to enlightenment. Or does traveling, sport obsessed, girl who jumps from job to job make your insides rumble. We have a choice for everything and this is the path we set ourselves on. The only trouble is how do I know if it is the right one and will make me happy.
Somewhere between the barbie dream house and our slacker dude culture, is a generation that has the idea that it is okay to be lost in the balance. Are we making our twenties into a romantic idea that we should all be disasters as individuals? Is our generation destined to have no pension, hate our life decisions, or spend to much timing doing what is expected of us.? The bottom line is how do we decide what makes us happy and what will make us happy on our death bed? Maybe I am worrying about this too much, but it seems like society has set out two paths we can take: the corporate guru or the broke traveler. My question is how do I get both? We should all be on a quest to find this answer, I know I definitely am. I do not want money just to get by and have enough for my next trip. I want to have that upscale townhouse, dog, and a jet setting lifestyle.
Raise a glass to whatever makes you happy. Whether it be a night of lame sex, a minimum wage job, corporate guru with two weeks of holidays, a dream chaser, or a take it as it comes individual. Here is to not knowing what you want to do with your life and wondering if you will ever figure it out.
Travel. Love. Work. Get to that next level of happiness. Give yourself some time and stop the stress. Following that is harder said thn done. Things have a way of figuring themselves out and know that you are not the only person in their mid twenties who thinks that they have made all the wrong decisions, feel irresponsible, and think that they are almost at the end of their life because 30 is 5 years away. Welcome to the club. Lets discover that it factor of life.