Updated: Sep 28, 2018
**Spoiler Alert** — We are all just winging it.
Hey, I am not here to judge you my friend. I am here to say, welcome to the team of lost souls. Cheers!
I am in my late-twenties. Saying late-twenties feels both, silly and sad at the same time. I know that I am young, that I have my entire life ahead of me. I know that this is the time in my life where I am suppose to be thriving and grinding. I hear it all too often to, “enjoy these years, they go by so fast!”
Blah. Blah. Blah.
Fuck these years. These years are hard. These years are long. These years will make you dig deep into your own brain and try to figure out why the hell you are even walking around on this planet. I have this constant tug-of-war going on inside my head. One moment I am passionate, eager, and motivated for my future. Then with the very next breath I am full of anxiety, confusion, and indecision.
It. Is. Exhausting.
No one tells you about this awkward time in your life when you will have no freaking clue what you are doing. This whole adulting thing is no bullshit. It is full of daily routines that can suck the once life-loving, care-free spirit right out of a young whippersnapper!
No matter how hard these years in my late twenties have been, this young whippersnapper has big dreams for herself. I think I give myself the anxiety, which causes the indecision, because of the magnitude to which I aspire to become. I don’t just want to pay bills and die, I want to die knowing that I did everything in my power to live a kickass life. That I woke up each day with passion and chased my dreams down like aunt Tina chased tequila at my nephews birthday party.
I want to prove that your past does not have to determine your future. You know what does — every single decision that you make from right this very second on.
YOU create your own story, YOU dictate your direction, YOU are the captain of YOUR ship my dear friend. You are the only person on the planet that knows what is right for you. So change your mind forty-seven times, if that’s what it takes to find the life that makes your soul happy.
Try not to focus so much on the ten thousand steps it will take to accomplished your next goal, and just take the first damn step. Then the second, and you will eventually find your momentum. When you do, hold on to it like your life depends on it — because it does.
So set your sails high, and get your shit together already.