Living your life, the way you you want.
I’ve heard so many people say ‘oh I just want to live my life’ and I am here thinking, wait what? Your life is right there in front of you. You’re living right this moment. All those every day choices you make IS your life. If you don’t like how you are living, then you need to change the way you think. If you are not actively changing things but are constantly moaning about things, then the only barrier is yourself.
Living that fully satisfies your life goals are different on a person by person basis. Some of my life goals include exploring as much of the world as possible, especially when young and before I settle down in life, get married and have kids. I want to be constantly learning, gaining knowledge and skills, trying new hobbies and participating in activities that I enjoy (even if it is a jumping class!). My close friend in contrast said to me that he wants to get his own place, settle down and start a family as soon as possible.
Since graduating from university, so many lives that were once in one place, went off in different directions and it’s amazing to catch up with friends after a while, and hear from them their life experiences and what’s happening in their lives.
There’s one piece of advice I want to give whoever randomly comes across this post:
Don’t compare yourself to other people. Your parents might say oh yeah I heard so and so’s daughter/son is doing this and that. But everyone is on a different path in life, and you don’t need to ‘follow’ others. Some people may know exactly what they want to do right now but so many others may not. There is no point comparing yourself to others. Don’t try to be anyone else, be yourself. Live the life you want and do the things you enjoy.