One of the best things I’ve learned is that you have to ask for what you want or you’ll never get it. People aren’t mind readers.
My future, once laid out like a colorful map on a child’s restaurant placemat, is now as muddy and dirty as the face of a world-weary hobo. I am in a swimming pool that is lit by youth. I am weary, I am old, I am sailing on a boat made of newspaper, and like the medium itself, I am sinking.
I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, and I felt like I should have decided already.
Adulthood is lonely. It just is.
Adulthood is freedom; it is the freedom to make your own decisions, your own mistakes.
You realize that now is as good a time as any. It’s no new notion that time passes fast, and whatever it is you’re waiting to make happen, you may as well do it now.
Everything in life has a purpose and everything that happens teaches us a lesson, right? By the time we reach our mid-20s we’ve learned about 98% of these lessons and there will only be dozens more each year. Maybe the lesson was different for you, but the moment is the same for us all.
17. Forgive but never forget.
I was once going down that path. Maybe I will again. Who knows?
Growing up is exciting, but a little bit scary.