AMUSE ME IF YOU CAN
LET'S BE FRIENDS!
THINGS I WANNA DO BEFORE I DIE
I am 24. My mother had me when she was 23, and sometimes I can’t help but think how different we are. For one, I could not, even in my wildest imagination, see myself having a kid at this age. I look around and all I see are friends who are already starting to build their own families. There are even some who now send their kids to school. Wow. Just wow. Others, well, they seem to have everything in their lives figured out. Successful yuppies, globetrotters, degree holders - name it.
And then there’s me - still trying to find my niche in this world. But that’s okay. I am happy being where I am. I dream big dreams and I work hard just so one day, I could make them come true. Sometimes I love my job, other days I want to quit. Rom-coms make me want to re-evaluate my choices in life. Also, there are days when I feel like an orange in a world where everyone’s happy being apples.
It’s funny that when you get older, you realize that people really take different paths in life, and just because someone’s not on your road doesn’t mean they’re stupid or they’ve gotten lost. There are so many ways to get somewhere, and your way isn’t the only way. We just don’t have the same priorities.
So yeah. I’m 24 and I don’t really care if I’m different, or if you are different. We’re fine. We live our lives the best way we know how. And most of the time, that is enough.
Sometimes I wish I was better at handling my relationships with other people. I wish I had more patience to just let little things go. I wish it was easier for me to understand what other people want from me.