How often have you thought of the life by the time you hit 23. I’m sure we all have certain expectations from our life, from ourselves that life is going to change drastically by the time you hit 23. This is the time that the reality strikes you. You have had a lot of unrealistic expectations from your life, probably things that were too good to be true. You realise that your parents were after all right.You feel that your life has been what you never expected it to be. You thought you would have a drastic change of appearance, a well paying job, you loving your job, a mills-and-boons- kind of love life, and everything in your control.
But it seldom happens that way. You have a job that you slog, you are single as hell and feel lonely too perhaps sometimes. You watch your friends getting hitched and you are wondering what are you doing with life. But this is a life, that everyone has. It is just that grass is always greener on the other side.Everyone has to face some kind of problems in our lives. Its these problems that defines us, that makes us who were are today. Have you ever wondered what would your life had been like if that one incident hadn’t taken place. What would have happened to you if that incident didn’t take place. Would you still be the same person. There is always a reason why your life is the way it is. We all feel that we need to settle down with life. But NO!!!! It’s a trap, don’t fall into it. You don’t need to get married just because everyone else is. You don’t need to take up that course that everyone else is taking up. You don’t need to do the same job that everyone else is doing because that’s how everyone is. You don’t need to be everyone. You are YOU!!! You are SPECIAL!! You MATTER!! Do what makes you happy. Do not get married, because of peer pressure or because you want to fit in the group. Marry because you have found the person with whom you can spend your life with. Before falling in love with someone, fall in love with yourself. Before understanding someone else, understand yourself. Before settling down, understand what do you want from your life. Understand what are getting by settling down. It’s okay not to settle down. It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s time to make mistakes and not decisions that might define our lives for the next 60 years. It’s completely okay not to be a part of the crowd. It’s okay to live your life on your terms and not subject yourself to the opinion of the society. It’s okay to choose humanities and not science. This does not make you less intelligent. It’s okay to get rid of the toxic people who pull you down. It’s okay to go away from that relationship that makes you feel bad about yourself. It’s okay to let go of your friends who don’t help you grow. It’s okay to stay away from every such person who questions your integrity.It’s okay to follow your dreams. It’s okay to be happy in your own skin. Do not rush. Do not give into the peer pressure. Take your own time. Seeks answers you have . Do not make a decision when you’re confused.
Define yourself and do not be defined by the world.
Let go of your inhibitions and live your life to the fullest.
Because, You Live Only Once.