I will be turning twenty years old in about 3 months.. and to be honest, it’s scaring the sh*t out of me.
20 is when you really have to become an adult and have your life somewhat sorted out. But for me, I’m still floating through life trying to figure out which career path I want to take, trying to find a full time job, saving money for a car and saving money for the future in general. I still feel 16. I’m not ready to be 20.
The one thing that makes becoming an adult so hard is comparison. Constantly comparing ourselves to our friends and family and co-workers, people we went to school with that we don’t even talk to anymore but we can clearly see on their Facebook that they have pretty much got it all sorted out.
It’s not healthy.
Even if we do manage to achieve something great that puts us one step further to our own idea of success, someone else comes around to push you three steps back.
I currently have a casual job working in retail. I know that I need to get a full time job to be able to eventually support my self but right now I’m still not 100% sure on what I want that job to be. A lot of people say “It doesn’t matter if you like your job or not, you need to work” but I don’t want to be that person that comes home from work every day complaining about how much they hate their job.
That’s not healthy either.
People move at different paces in their life. Some people get married at 20, some at 40. Some people start their career at 20, some switch and change jobs until they find the perfect one and that might not be until they’re much older.
This is just a little reminder to all the millennials out there. Know that it’s ok to move slow. It’s ok to not have your life together just yet. Success doesn’t happen over night.