As I'm preparing to move for like the seventeenth time since I graduated from college into another house that isn't mine and on which I’m signing no sort of lease, I began to develop a bit of anxiety while forcefully zipping shut the soft-top of my crammed Jeep Wrangler.
Holy crap, my life's belongings fit into a two-seater Jeep and I'm totally okay with it. Holy crap, I'm 25 and going to shack up with another friend for a few months and I'm totally okay with it.
And sometimes, these moments of clarity are absolutely necessary for us to remember why it's SO important to rock your story.
If you're reading this, I'm guessing your life isn't quite where you thought it would be at your current age. A few years back, I received an oh-so-cute letter from my seventh-grade self to my 25-year-old-self.
Seventh-grade me thought that by now, I would have some sort of fenced-in yard with a drooling golden retriever and an executive hubby to support my horseback riding habits. My life looks nothing like this at the moment and that's perfectly okay.
Life is happening all around us. Our choices lead us to new experiences daily. You are where you are on your journey in this moment for a reason and until you can accept that and absolutely relish in whatever you're feeling, you'll never find peace. Your story is uniquely yours and is only special if you decide it to be.
A couple of weekends ago, I visited with a friend who is my age and pregnant with her second baby. She's glowing and happy and wonderful. I no longer want to gag at the sight of happily married couples and their adorable spawn.
Instead, I remember that I too can have that beautiful life someday, when the time is right for me. For now, I prefer to have freedom and experience.
I've been fortunate enough to travel the world, experience some killer nightlife, adventure through nature, get my heart broken and fall flat on my ass with only myself to blame. It's been amazing. It's not at all how I pictured it would be, but I'm proud of it, nonetheless.
So whether you're rocking parenthood, tirelessly chasing a professional dream, bumming the streets for change or stuck in school for the next 7.4 years, go ahead and celebrate that you've made it this far.
Rock your story. If your story isn't exciting enough for you, start looking for a new direction. Set new goals and work toward the way you want your life to look. Your story will be as as interesting and as awesome as you make it out to be.
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