The scary thoughts that all Mid twenties go through
So I thought I would share with you all, the current inner workings of my brain.
I am currently 24 and I find myself at a scary crossroads.
At this point in life, a lot of people that I went to school with now have kids and are married.
In fact a lot of my exes are. It's weird when you think that they have taken that level of commitment and you're sitting there debating what film you wanna see next, or whether next year you might go on holiday.
I think there is a lot of pressure on people my age to know exactly where their life is going. I watched on a TV show this week that 24 is where you start to hit your career stride. I really hope not for the simple fact that personally I am still at university, fighting the good fight.
My job is not one that I intend to have for the rest of my life. I actually hope that one day I can in some small way benefit the field of History, as it is something that I've always been in love with.
I think that there is a lot of pressure to marry and settle down with kids. I get this from people a lot. My partner and I have been together four years. But I feel that there is a lot of stuff that we want to do before we put a ring on it. The main one being the goal of buying our own house first - a solid foundation. Yet when I say this to certain people (of my generation and older) I get that judging look.
I also get judged for not having kids. Again the reason for this being that we both want a solid foundation. People just need to chill out, as I have said on this blog before, half the fun is to plan the plan. Also I need to majorly learn to cook first, I don't want to be a parent that permanently feeds their kids from the freezer (pizza, chicken nuggets etc).
I also think that people my age also get judged for growing up too quickly - live a little...you're only young once. This is a massive annoyance to me as it tends to be the same people from the paragraph above. I just don't understand what you want from me.....
To sum up this little rant / putting the world to rights post, I think people my age have a lot of decisions to make in what feels like a short amount of time. By 30, you are kind of expected to have your life together. Although if I am still blogging in 6 years, I might have a different opinion.
I think that people's choices are theres to make. If you want to grow up quickly, great if you don't thats great too. But I really feel that we should leave each other alone and support each other.
If you are my age and reading this... I hope you have a little chuckle. If you are the friends or family of those people, please take a little note and back off a little. We don't know where our lives are going right now and thats ok. It's the beauty of life!
Drop me a comment below with how you are feeling about he future and I'm going to go and watch some cartoons while drinking whisky or something
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