So, today marks my 25th birthday and I was planning on sharing a blog post on the 25 things I learned in the 25 years of my life. But as I scribbled this list I came to a realization I think many of us reaching our mid-twenties should agree on. Although my list included many impressive feats, it was a list that was only relevant to me and the accomplishments, failures and lessons I have learned along the way.
In fact, many of the things I learned in my 25 years were based on things I thought I should have accomplished by now. If you are like me, you have come to the realization that many people around you have gotten married, or paved the path to an accomplished career or just plain seem to have an idea of what they want to do for the rest of their lives!
This can seem frustrating because at times these are things that you feel some pressure from yourself (after all, weren’t you supposed to be a millionaire by now?) or even worse, from outside sources. But as hard as it may seem not everyone’s lives are the same. How boring would the world be if we all made the same life choices? Also, we are not dealt with the same cards and the best thing to do is just roll with what you got.
So be grateful for the things you have while remaining ambitious for your personal growth.Above it all, don’t compare yourself to others or to the idea you have of someone else. At the end of the day you can only be accountable for your own actions.
So here goes me telling you that I wrote a list of things I learned so far and I won’t share it with you. Oh no, this post is about you looking back at your life and reflect on the path you want to continue on. Above it all, I want you to realize that this path doesn’t have to be a set path since that’s the beauty of life: you can always just start something new or pick up from where you left off and be certain that that path is yours and no one else’s.