Ten years ago my 15-year-old self had everything for the future planned out. A high-paying job, getting everything I wanted, having a great life. But as it turned out, it was all just that: a plan.
Three weeks from now I’m turning 25. That’s 25 years of existence, 25 years of still trying to prove myself to everyone, 25 years of still trying to find my worth, and still searching for something that I could succeed in.
To be honest I’ve always felt lost, I’ve always wanted to do things, but could never figure out how. I’ve always had this fear in me, this fear of something that I can’t even specifically explain. I’m not getting any younger, that’s something I’m aware of. I know my life won’t wait for me, I know that it is my responsibility to find what’s in it for me. But that doesn’t make me any less scared.
Being almost 25 is not easy. It’s not that I’m not thankful that I’ve reached another year of life, but it’s just the kind of life I live in that I’m not happy about. This has to stop.
So here’s my love letter of advice, to my 25-year-old self:
Stand up! Those big decisions that you have to make? Go with your gut. Never ignore your intuition, it will never fail you. Sometimes there are things that your heart knows and your mind can never explain.
Do what you love. You never have to apologize for doing things that you know can make you happy.
Not everyone will think the same way you think, but it doesn’t matter. Listen to what your heart is telling you.
It is never too late for anyone. If an opportunity doesn’t exist, create it. If an idea doesn’t exist, create it. Self doubt will be your worst downfall.
Everything begins and ends in your mind. Breathe in the future and breathe out the past.
If something makes you nervous, it’s worth doing.
Don’t spend so much time thinking about something, because you will never get it done.
You will never find happiness exclusively from other people – it must always start by being happy with your own self.
Figure out exactly what you want and don’t stop until you get it. It will never be too late for you.