5 years ago, I probably thought that by now I would have my career well underway, saving for a house, thinking about settling down. But that is no where near what life is like right now. A few months ago I would was disappointed that I wasn’t where I wanted to be. It wasn’t even in sight. It still isn’t. Not being where I wanted to be in the crazy stupid time scales that I gave myself when have bring me down and sad and make me potential give up all together.
But i’ve come to terms with the fact that I am only 22 and it’s really not that important that I have my life sorted right now. I’m taking things slow, doing it at my own pace and as clique as it sounds enjoying the journey of getting to where I want to be. Rather than setting myself unrealistic goals that I have been doing for god knows how long. I wrote a post about graduating and not being where I wanted to be and how some make it there quicker than others.
I feel like my 20’s are meant to be the years for my personal growth. Learning the things I love, figuring out truly what it is I want in life. Rather than deciding everything now, and making huge decisions and regretting them a few years later. I’m happy with where I am now. I’m having fun and enjoying life.
What I’ve found useful for myself is checking in with myself every month or so and look back at where I was a month ago and see if there is any progress at all. Even small. If there is then that is good enough for me.
It’s okay that you’ve been taking your time as long as you are making progress to your goal it doesn’t matter how slow it is. I know I’ll get to where I want to be one day it just may not be any day soon. If I could tell my younger self one thing it would be to not worry about making it to my goal so quickly and stop setting such unrealistic goals.