“Being 27 is parallel to being a newly post-pubescent teenager; so many feels, so many conflicting emotions, so much self-inflicted pressure. At some point, it’s just easier to pray you make it to 30 in one piece and resolve to figure it out from there…”
This is your youth, and it won’t last forever. Do the things you’ve always wanted to — tell that boy that you like him, tell that girl that you’ve loved her all along. Dance every dance, sing along to every song.
There may be as many as 1,500 British Muslims currently fighting on behalf of the Muslim extremist group ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
How much harder you make things in your head.
2. You don’t give a damn about getting into the hottest club in town.
The office will be there tomorrow and the day after that, but here? Who will make the eggs if you’re not here?
“It’s embarrassing. It’s hurtful. Because it’s like a father saying that he loves children outside of the family more than he loves his own.”
They say youth is wasted on the young. They might be right.
Are you prepared to be disconnected from “news” of the world that constantly refreshes with nothing real to report and from “friends” that share banalities to make you feel less alone? Are you prepared to be alone? Are you prepared for the quiet—the deep quiet—and the tiny new sounds that come with it?
Youth for me was also about insecurity and the anxiety of whether or not I was fit for adulthood.