This has been on my heart & mind for a while.
The other night, I had a couple of my friends over just to hang out and catch up. We got onto the topic of LIFE. (Ha!) Such a crazy and unpredictable subject.
But I think about it all the time, how my life is so different from others my age. How we have each taken a different path in life. Our parents have taken different paths, our friends, our classmates, our family members, and so on. But, that’s completely fine and normal because everyone’s life is different — but sometimes it can be a hard thing to swallow.
If you would’ve asked me if I would be where I am today four years ago, I would’ve laughed straight in your face. I am proud of where I am, I am happy where I am, but this isn’t where I thought I would be and that’s for sure.
As a 20-year-old, I have a different life than other 20-year-olds. I am done with college, I have a full-time job, I have my own rental home, and I pay all my bills. But my other 20-year-old friends are in college, work part-time jobs, and have the Summer to do all the fun things! Each equally living a great life, because it's our own lives and we created them for ourselves.
For me, this can be hard sometimes though. I feel like at times I am growing up too fast, like I am just rushing life, or missing out on certain things with friends. But then when they talk to me, they wish they had what I had and THAT’S when I realized that this is where I am supposed to be, and this is what I am meant to be doing & don't get me wrong - I am still getting my fair share of "fun" in! ;)
Everyone wants what they don’t have. That’s what I see it as. We have to become content with the things we are doing in life, with the things we have and the path we are taking. There is no right or wrong answer to life — but some people don’t talk about the honest parts of growing up.
For instance, I know there are younger moms out there who love their baby’s SO much, but they miss not having the responsibility of being a Mom 24/7 and just being able to make plans without all the hassle. They see their friends at the same age as them going to the bar while they are at home cuddling with their baby. But that’s where they are meant to be and they have to understand that they understand that, or at least need to.
The song, In Between by Kelsea Ballerini, has been so inspiring to me, especially the beginning verse...
“In between, just fling and a ring
In between, an apartment and a front porch swing
In between, cheap and fancy, a guitar and a Grammy
In between, reckless and responsibility”
No matter where you are in this crazy, beautiful, and unpredictable life…. Just know you’re right where you are supposed to be and keep shooting for the stars & bettering your life in ways you would've never imagined... We are each growing up differently in life, and the best part about it is how it is YOUR story in the end. Enjoy it the way that you want to.