The undeniable awkwardness of praying with your friend’s family at dinner.
As a recent college grad and millennial in the workforce, I have spent much of my time reading articles about myself – and Millennials in general.
We’ve all had a moment when we’ve bailed on a friend to see a different friend and awkwardly had to deal with the consequences of being discovered via Facebook or Snapchat.
Here you are. Living in your 20s. All the 30-somethings, 40-somethings and 50-plus-somethings look at you with nostalgic eyes, proclaiming that this, right now, is the best decade of your life.
Adulthood is lonely. It just is.
It’s a natural thing to, as you grow older, feel calmer. This is not to say you’ll feel relaxed about your life, but you’ll be, in a deep way, calmer.
Loneliness rarely has to do with being alone. Loneliness often looks like a sea of people we love the most.
I was raised without a religion. My father and stepmother never really talked about God, or Jesus, or the Old Testament. They didn’t talk about Jerusalem or even Vishnu. Throughout my childhood, they mostly just stayed quiet on the subject. Raised in Georgia, though, this doesn’t mean that I was exempt from the culture that surrounds the so-called “Bible Belt”.
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.