I’ll Only Be “Underage” For One More Hour

I know I should probably feel super excited about turning 21 in less than two hours but I am filled with more anxiety right now than anything else. Turning 18, three years ago, was a weird birthday for me. Mostly because of the whole, “I’m an adult now,” thing. But for some reason, 21 feels even weirder

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With this being my last year of college, everything else is becoming all too real. Work, life, finances, the next step, the whole thing. I think a major part of the quarter-life crisis I’m experiencing is based around the idea that I always “had time” to figure out the rest of my life. My dreams and aspirations were something I could look forward to, plan for and hope to accomplish, all the while knowing that some day I would have the ability to choose which dreams to act on and which ones to simply leave behind.

Except, now, I am reaching the point in my life where the time to act is now. Decisions I make going forward will have a significant impact on me in the years to come. Isn’t that a scary thought? Even if it is true that it is never too late to change, re-structure, and alter your life, that doesn’t change the fact that everything that is happening right now still matters. 

I kind of miss the days when I could sit down with my notepad, doodle all day long, and have Pokemon playing in the background. I mean, I guess I could still do that, in theory… But it would be much harder to not think about other things in the process.

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4 Comments

  1. Nina Grdic

    Happy birthday! 😀 Look forward to everything you can and soon, the rest won’t seem like too big of a deal anymore. Nothing has to define the rest of your life – you can always change your mind. Listen to your heart and be happy xx

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