Have you ever felt like everything seemed so perfect? When you start fulfilling things you could only dream of as a child, have a job that gives you freedom to travel anytime you want. But then one day just waking up feeling lost, not knowing what you want anymore, your goal in life suddenly eludes you. Lost, confused, unhappy and uncertain are what you’re left with.
I thought that because I traveled a lot (which was my childhood dream) I would feel content, but the truth is I am just satisfied… not fulfilled. There’s something missing and I know it,I just can’t figure it out.
I started questioning myself and my capabilities. It felt like I was growing older with nothing to show for it, a failure who accomplished nothing. Being surrounded by people who emanated success at the age of 25, owned their house and car at the age of 28 and by 30 have his/her own family. I felt stuck and lost, which in all honesty scared the hell out of me.
I realized, everyone has their own pace in life and it doesn’t mean that you’re lagging behind. Maybe, it’s their time to shine.
We are so used to conform with the standards of society where expectations range from your age being directly proportionate to the stability of your job, owning a house or having your own family, that we tend to put too much pressure on ourselves. Stop being hard on yourself and let go of all the expectations brought upon by society, this is your life and you’re running your own race at your own pace.You get things when you’re ready for it.
Stop giving yourself a timeline or a deadline, try not to take life too seriously because the moment that you do, that’s the time you miss out on the most important thing of all… having a life.
There’s no such thing as a perfect life and there’ll never be one, you just have to embrace and love the life you have now, because I can guarantee you somewhere out there, someone’s wishing to be in the same shoes you’re in right now.
Take time to know yourself better, strive to be the person you want to be or you see yourself being in 5, 10 or even 15 years from now. Work towards your goal at your own pace because if it isn’t your day today, who knows, it might be tomorrow. For whatever happens, it happens to serve it’s purpose and with reason.
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But on thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”– Haruki Murakami