Life can be fulfilling at both 16 and also 60. 25 and 35. Joy is timeless. Learning how to make the most of where you are does not have an age cut-off or a deadline. You will always be able to sit and wonder about things that could have gone differently. But you can also trust: you have not missed out on what was meant for you.
I know it’s hard to trust when so much is unknown, so instead of trying to make sense of it all at once, take it all color by color, tree by tree, scent by scent, take it one by one. You don’t have to take it all in at once. Take in the newness of it all one moment at a time without worrying about the moments to come. Let that be enough. Breathe deep and let this moment be enough. Let this be a place where you find peace.
Remember the ground beneath your feet, you belong here. No one has taken your place. You are not too far from grace. Your story might be unfolding differently than expected but that doesn’t mean it won’t be beautiful. Where you are meant to be, you will be in time, no matter your age or stage of life. Life is fun. Let it be. Let it flourish at it’s own pace.
Society always puts you through this idea of “You need to meet the expectations of your age group”. There are lots of people out there who judge others based on their age. These people tend to think that there are rigid milestones everyone needs to meet or that maturity level should match age appropriately. But the length of time you spent on earth doesn’t determine anything about your life.
There are no rules about where you should be, what you should have done or how you should be living. If you don’t own a house by 40, that’s okay. If you aren’t settled down by 30, that’s okay too. Your age doesn’t determine how to lead your life. But if you feel unsatisfied, you should be honest about why that is.
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. Just shared it because we all must stay away from such stupid conspiracy theories.)
Till the time there is a 1 in front of your age number, it’s all about learning, understanding your worth & what/whom you deserve. When it swaps to 2something, it’s about building a secure tomorrow. When it’s 3something, hopefully you are habituated to certain kind of a comfortable lifestyle & you are ready to decide whether/how long you need to work to be what you want to be.