"Nothing will ruin your 20s more than thinking you should have your life together already."
If you know me personally, you would know that I take life on a week by week basis. I live my life through constant routine and scheduled days on a weekly planner. I like keeping busy and knowing what the future has in store for me.
My twenties have been all about having it all together. And if I'm not busy, I confuse down time with wasted time. Society has given us this notion that every aspect of our lives has to be figured out. We mentally put some sort of deadline on our careers, our loves, our relationships and if we don't attain a goal in a timely manner, we are left disappointed.
Recently, life has been teaching me that it's okay to be consumed by busy schedules and future plans but it is mostly important to be present, to slow down and to actually appreciate what's in front of me and what I have right now. I often forget that life isn't a race but a journey.
They say good things come to those who hustle but now I also understand why some people believe good things come to those who wait.
Don't rush the things that need time to grow. You will eventually visit that country you've always wanted to visit. You will eventually be with that one person that will show you why it didn't work out with anyone else. You will eventually see your dream through even if you're the only one that can see it right now.
Focus mostly on the present. Work hard for right now. You have the rest of your life to figure out the rest of your life. I'm slowly learning that my twenties are filled with fleeting moments and I don't want to miss any of it.