Monday, August 8, 2011

just a little thought

"I think the reason why twentysomethings are so fixated on age is because we feel a pressure to be a certain way at 23, at 25, at 29. There are all of these invisible deadlines with our careers and with love and drinking and drugs. I can’t do coke at 25. I need to be in a LTR at 27. I can’t vomit from drinking at 26. I just can’t! We feel so much guilt for essentially acting our age and making mistakes. We’re obsessed with this idea of being domesticated and having our shit together. It’s kind of sad actually because I don’t think we ever fully get a chance to enjoy our youth. We’re so concerned about doing things “the right way” that we lose any sense of pleasure in doing things the wrong way. Youth may be truly wasted on the young."

Do you relate to that at all? Because I totally do.

I have to consciously decide everyday to live in the present. To take things as they happen. To not spend my time wishing for other things or watching my life pass me by.

Totally cheesy.
But true.

Be present. Do things you think are stupid and you'll most likely regret later. Don't worry about whether or not you are going to have four kids or five. Don't inspect every man you meet to see if he fits your criteria for Mr. Right. {guilty} Be stupid. Make mistakes. {But maybe don't ever do coke.}

Let's make a pact to enjoy our time being twentysomethings and live it exactly as it plays out. Don't over think. Don't hope for things you can't have. Live the life you've got and make the best of it.

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