What's My Age Again??
Hello everyone! It's been a crazy year so far in 2015 & I wanted to share a few personal tidbits that have been going on, so this is going to be a different kind of post than usual. It occurred to me that I haven't gotten deep in a while on here (or at all) and I'd like to change that. I wanted to start with some of the things I've accomplished as an adventurous 21 year old.
Yes it's true, I'm finally able to legally drink & gamble my life away. I turned 21 back in December & wanted to do a post about it, but kept putting it off. Hopefully it's understood that I'm aware I have my whole life ahead of me & blah blah. Anyways, here's a peek inside my 21 year old world so far.
My goals are becoming clearer.
When you first start a sailing through your twenties, everything feels all hazy & new (and this sensation hasn't completely worn off). Some take this as an opportunity to eagerly seek out their goals. I inevitably set out for the same adventure, although with very little eagerness. Fortunately, I changed my perspective & found that my goals aren't so hard to come upon. I have some idea of where I'd like to be in 5 or 10 years, making it that much easier to get there. I also take comfort in the fact that I'm not the kind of person who needs to figure it all out right away. I'm fine with leaving things to chance and being completely surprised at where life leads me.
I gave up beef & am working toward becoming a vegetarian.
So right now I'm semi-vegetarian. I gave up beef around the end of last year & am gradually eating meat less & less. This matters to me for many reasons. One of the major reasons is because I'm learning discipline, which is something I've struggled with & I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. I haven't given up anything in my life because one of my phobias is never getting to experience something again. Nevertheless, I'm proud of this because it means I'm being proactive in my beliefs.
I started writing a book.
This happened very recently. I wanted to start on a project for the longest time, but needed a good direction. I finally found one (I think). It'll probably take years before it comes together, but the point is that I have something of my own that I can work on at my own pace. I highly recommend starting something like this of your own, especially if you come to a turning point in your life.
I'm learning what I want in friendships/relationships.
There's a lot you can learn about yourself from having shared experiences with others. I find it so important to keep any kind of relationship afloat with selflessness. It's harder than it sounds, but it's a must. Most of the time, I can sense when relationships are on a self-seeking road to disaster. It's best to combat this with constant reflection on where a friendship is headed.
I'm finally at peace with my surroundings.
For as long as I can remember, I've never felt truly content with where I am in life. Lately I've been making progress with this because I finally feel satisfied with my surroundings. There's always room for improvement, but I've come to terms with some of the anxiety I struggle with & am working on channeling it to be a better person. As a pessimist, I fear this feeling of fulfillment won't last, which is another thing I need to work on, but hopefully I can stay on track.
Well folks, that's it for naming a few of my "triumphs" as a 21 year old. Don't get me wrong, I know there's gonna be plenty more moments to fail & start over the questioning-everything cycle of being a twentysomething, but hey, what's a life without battles?