It is April, and also the very first post on my blog for the year 2019. The duration of my periodic absences have become more extensive, but it really has been a busy year so far. In the last few months I made the transition from working to being a full time student.
This month I turn 28! I recall cringing at the thought of even coming close to 30 when I was around 19-21 years old. That was until I reflected upon my early 20s and how I spent the majority of those years unsure about almost everything. At almost 28 years old, I am feeling pretty damn good.
I felt like I hit my quarter life crisis a little too soon in my early 20s, when my indecisiveness was covered up by an appearance of certainty. I took a lot of advice on what I should or should not be doing. At one point I had to acknowledge that I needed to make a choice for myself. It took me awhile to get to that moment, but after so many years of being insanely hard on myself and really contemplating over what I wanted to do, it happened. Which is why I made the career change.
Change is always so difficult for me, regardless of whether or not I had any choice in a particular change. In this case I did. But still. After a few weeks of adjusting to a new routine, and doing a lot more reconnecting with friends, family and with myself, everything came together.
Instead of creating a list of significant life lessons, I’ll share this! And that is, if I could tell my 20-25 year old versions of myself it would be:
Be compassionate to yourself! It’s ok to be unsure, change your mind and create new paths.
It’s really going to be ok!