As I approach the 26 year mark, I often feel the pressure to make decisions, accomplish more, and hone my skills on certain things. I just finished graduate school, am working and exploring all that the world has to offer a young, female professional in this day and age.
Do I sometimes stress that I should have figured out my life plan at this point? Of course. I think that is only natural. I often worry that I should be more rooted by now. Especially when I think about all the things my peers and role models have accomplished. But, I have come to realize that I can’t set deadlines for myself. There are so many opportunities in today’s world, things to explore and experience. If I force myself into situations that I think I should be in, it wouldn’t be organic or right.
So, in 2013, I have vowed to slow things down, figure out what I really value and enjoy, not what I think I should value and enjoy, and focus my energies there. Meditate and reflect more. Develop my spiritual practice. Worry less.
After that, I know things will fall into place perfectly.