I love when people ask me to tell them about myself, and when I start to during mid convo they then ask “Wait! … hold on, how old are you ?!” LOL it’s hilarious to me. I find the utmost joy in saying “I’m 24 … ” because the faces I get in reaction to my answer is priceless! It seems as though there is some set age you have to be to accomplish certain things, … but why is that?! Why can’t it be normal for a young person to achieve the same things that a person of older age can? To be honest, I have to remind myself of my age sometimes.
I’m constantly stuck in between living life/having fun/enjoying being 24, and pushing myself to achieve everything/planning for what’s to come/and focusing on my future. I have so many different things that I’m interested in doing, want to do, doing right now, and planning to do in the future, but the journey to accomplish everything doesn’t always seem to be going as fast as it should in my eyes. I think this whole “I need to do everything right now/accomplish all that I can/the time is now” mindset comes from hearing older people tell me that they wish they could’ve done this, if they could go back in time they would’ve changed this and etc.
I don’t want to be that old person who looks back on their life with regrets and disappointments. I don’t want to wake up one day and say “Omg what have I been doing with my life ?!” I want to look back on my life with happiness and pleasure. I want to live a life that I’m proud of, and it’s absolutely nothing wrong with working for that but I can’t forget to live. I only get to be 24 once. Those moments when I’m in the car alone, blasting music and singing at the top of my lungs aren’t going to always be around. Those days when I can make plans on a whim, eat pizza at 3 am with my friends, and stay out dancing till I’m numb all over won’t be around always.
I’m learning each and everyday to pace myself, be patient, and be gentle with who I am and who I'm becoming. I cannot spend so much time "be-coming" that I forget how to just "be" and I don't want to spend so much time making a life, that I forget to live. I can’t spend everyday trying to take over the world, sometimes I have to take time to live in my own. ------Forever young. I want to be #ForeverYoung.
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