Before I turned 25, it felt as though I was having a quarter-life crisis or something alike every single year.
I was so conflicted about where my life was going and what I was planning to do with my degree if I didn’t plan on going back for my Masters — and I didn’t plan on doing that at all. I considered it from time to time just to make myself feel like I was doing (or planning to do) something significant.
Most of my early twenties were spent recreating this lifestyle I thought I was missing out on. Turning up and being what I thought was an “adult.” I wanted my freedom more than financial stability. Anything to say I had my own place, own car and could finally do what the fck I wanted. I was living the life I thought was the epitome of being 23. It seemed like the ultimate peak…or maybe I should call it my high, because the same lifestyle that seemed and felt so euphoric would wind up being the beginning of what could have been my destruction…
Now I’m sitting here almost two years later, a homeowner and a single mother. Two titles I never thought I’d wear so suddenly, and definitely not at 25. But here I am, overflowing in love and gratitude with it all. Riding this wave and trusting the process.
I guess that’s why we call life a journey; things can always take a turn. Usually when you least expect it.
Anywho, this quarter-life milestone has proven itself to be very fulfilling thus far. Everything seems to be falling into place so beautifully, it’s almost hard to believe this is actually my life.
I know it’s only August, but I feel like it’s safe to say…crisis averted. *knocks on wood*
I thought that song was a parody until I heard it on the radio – I’m living my best life! Lol
But in our 20s, we think we have our lives planned out. Sometimes, it taking “knowing it all to get us to where we never thought we’d be – good and bad.
Thank you, Sharda!! Lol. When I first heard it I cracked up. 😂 But yes, seriously. I thought I had it all mapped out, and things have changed so much.
Being 23 thinking we were so grown! 😂 when we look back and see how far we’ve come, you sit there and think “why didn’t I just listen to my parents or older loved ones” lol we could’ve avoided a lot of head bumping lol.
Exactly lol. Sometimes we just have to bump our own heads first I guess.
23 was such a year of learning for me! 25 is when it really hits you, you finally realize what the real adults were trying to tell you all this time lol
Sending you lots of encouragement as you continue to grow!
Yes! 23 was definitely my reckless year. I told myself 24 would be a new start, and I guess technically it was. Lol. Now I’m 25 and I feel like everything has come full circle in a way. Thank you so much, Tisha. And thank you for reading! ❤️