So, anyone else here 25 and wondering what to do with their life? Ha, join the club! But that’s the thing, there is a club and we’re not alone! That’s the part that hadn’t quite hit me until recently. I’ve been dreading turning 25 for the last few months and I can’t even tell you why. It’s just a number, they will still card me at the bar, so not much has changed (except for insurance being cheaper! Woohoo!).
Sometimes I think about the what-if’s, the could-have-been’s, and the possibilities. We all socially stalk people we haven’t physically seen since high school, yet what we see from a screen is sometimes intimidating. A lot of the time we see picture perfect lives, but do we really know what is going on behind those pictures? NO. That college degree comes with a huge weight of stress and debt, that newlywed couple looked so happy in their honey moon pics but have already signed up for marriage counselling, and let’s not forget that beautiful family with their cute as a button new addition; yeah, they probably haven’t slept in days, possibly weeks.
We have no idea what is going on in each other’s lives but we all have something in common: that we’re not alone, even if we feel like it. I’m gonna go out here on a limb here and I’ll use myself as an example. I have no real college degree, I work a part time job doing what I love but that doesn’t satisfy my bills, I have the most amazing boyfriend who overloads me with encouragement, my family lives hours away and to top it off my grandparents are slowly slipping away from me. Now out of all that what do you think I would share on a social media? My boyfriend of course! He’s the positive thing in my life, so how would anyone else know about any of these other things going on in my life. Well they wouldn’t. The old phrase “you can’t judge a book by its cover” needs to be updated to “you can’t judge a person by their post”.
So, for anyone who’s wandering around in this world wondering what to do next in your life, you’re in the right place, because here’s the thing… you’re not alone. And if you would like to join my quarter century group this is the blog for you. All I wanna say is that We got this.