Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"The 10 Reasons Why No One Knows What They’re Doing in Their 20s" - thoughts

"The 10 Reasons Why No One Knows What They’re Doing in Their 20s"

I stumbled upon this article/blogpost on my facebook timeline, and having nothing to do with my time at that moment, I decided to just give it a read. I didn't think it would be a very long post until I quickly scrolled all the way down just to check how much time it would consume to read the post.

Although the website is mainly targeted at men, I believe this post in particular can be learned and applied by women as well. (I say men and women because, come on, you're in your twenties, not your tweens.)

As I read through the whole article, it made me think of what I'm actually doing with my one life.  I've been living my life, in the same way, every single day and thinking to myself: "Isn't there much more than this?"

Especially since it's freaking SUMMER BREAK, and having less than a month (29 days in fact) left before I go overseas to continue my studies, I should be doing a lot MORE than just working part time, surfing the net, sleeping, etc.

I should be living it out! I should be doing different things! I should be spending precious time with friends and family! But... it's not like I actually have complete freedom to do whatever I please; I have to consider the plans my parents and family have made, above all things, because family comes first right? Because of this, I've had to hold off/post phone/cancel some appointments made with friends. It's no fuss really if it's just once, or twice at the most. But when the same plan keeps getting canceled because of other arrangements or circumstances, it can really make a person mad and frustrated. It's as if the world is saying "NO."

Due to this, I'm trying to not plan so far ahead into the near future (not not planning 10 years ahead). I try to take things as they come, I try to not expect, I try to let go. Even with all that advanced, detailed planning, if the circumstances do not allow those plans to take place, what is the point anyway? However, in my opinion, general planning wouldn't hurt anyone.

This is just a quick summary of me ranting my thoughts on such matters.

I have set a short term goal to give my own personal thoughts and opinions on each segment of the article; one post a day. I pray to God I'll stick to it and not let it die a horrible, writer's block death.