The Road Less Traveled?

Maybe I’m just getting to be ‘that age’ but it certainly seems like there has been a major influx in engagements, marriages, preganacies and births lately (as told by my Facebook news feed, anyway). When did this happen? When did I get to be old enough to have so many peers (some longtime friends) getting married and having babies (quite often not in that order)?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy and excited for my friends who are experiencing these major milestones, but I have to admit, sometimes it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around because I’m obvioulsy not there yet. As someone who has had somewhat specific career goals for the majority of my college career, it’s really difficult to imagine derailing those to start a completely different life right now. Not to say that I never will, because I’m certainly open to that, I just don’t think I’m there yet.

I guess what I’m trying to say, is that it’s hard for me to believe that I’m at the point in my life when some of my friends and I are on totally different pages in our stories, and sometimes it’s really hard to be ok with that. It’s really hard to adjust when the friends you’re used to seeing everyday scatter across the country and start essentially new lives. While we do our best to stay in touch, it can be really hard sometimes.

It’s also hard not to feel a little behind when you begin to experience your friends starting these new lives. When I begin feeling this way, I have to tell myself that just because I haven’t gone down that path yet doesn’t mean it isn’t for me, it just means that I’ve got other things I want to accomplish first. I have so many goals and achievements for myself, I have to remember what makes me happy right now.

Keep Calm and Just Breathe.

It takes courage to be who you are, but no matter what, follow your dreams.

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