This I Know (sort of)

July 31, 2013

There have been quite a few "where is my life going" posts floating around the blogosphere. I don't know where my life is going, exactly. But here's what I do know, sort of. 

1) For every three times you beat yourself up over not being where you think you should be, sit back and give yourself one compliment for something you have accomplished. We're all hard on ourselves. But we've also all done a shit ton of work to get where we are, and need to remember that. 

2) Stop with the unnecessary idea that the perfect job comes by age 28. I think this particularly applies to millennials. Now, look around you and realize the world is not run by 28 year olds. You will get there. 

3) Just. Keep. Moving. You can over-analyze all you want, but ultimately...just keep moving. Keep trying. Keep taking steps. 

4) This. This quote. Is everything. 

Live your way into the answers. 

What's your advice for life as a 20something?
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  1. i totally saved that quote, thank you! definitely hit home

    1. Was a really great quote and so true! I over analyze everything but then realize the answer worked it self out while I was thinking it through.

  2. Thank you, dear. I needed this today.

  3. Ha- guilty on the "where is my life going?" post and being too hard on myself. I really love that quote! It's hang-on-muh-fridge-worthy!!

  4. This is brilliant. My advice to 20-somethings, read this post.

  5. Thank you so much. This very day I'm close to tears worrying about my job and if should or shouldn't leave for another one.
    Such perfect timing.

  6. Ahh (sigh of relief) thank you for this. I have definitely been one of those people lately. I think a lot of it has to do with the instantaneous generation. We want everything now and if we don't get it we feel like we failed. Just have to remind myself to keep working hard and it will pay off before I know it. :)

  7. Love this! Thanks for the inspiration! Are you in GR yet?

    ~ Ashley (A Cute Angle)

  8. So true. For me, I needed to figure out what didn't work for me before I could figure out what does (for the moment, at least). As long as you are learning from your experiences and not just making the same mistakes over and over again, I call it a win.

  9. Yes. Thank you! I've been going through one of the ruts lately helped by my impending graduation (NO YOU CAN'T MAKE ME LEAVE)

    Michelle @ Mishfish13

  10. I love all of this, especially after my anxiety-fest yesterday. As for "living your way into the answers"? Now that one still stumps me.

  11. A couple of weeks ago I was having exactly this dilemma, a lot of the people in my year had just graduated university, were getting engaged, getting pregnant etc and I had the whole what have I acheived in my life crisis. But then I think I have a full time professional job, maybe not a career as such but I love what I do most of the time, I am enjoying life and I should be happy with my friends' accomplishments not jealous, not exactly what I can manage all the time but no one is perfect!!

  12. I love this! Number 1 is definitely true! We accomplish a lot, but we never seem to be satisfied and always wanting more!

  13. Thanks so much. I struggle with giving too much of myself and not recognizing all I have accomplished. I need to do some self bragging once in a while.

  14. I was meant to see this today. I've had a rough week work wise and have been encountering some challenges. I needed this!

  15. Thank you! I agree. My husband seems to be in this rut ever since he turned 29. I like to take a second to appreciate all that we've accomplished before beating ourselves up over what we haven't.
    Advice to give: it's not always about the destination but more about the journey getting there.. Enjoy it, embrace it because one minute we're in our 20's and the next we're knocking the door on 30. Life is too short, live in the moment.
    There, I think I'm all out of cheesy inspirational quotes for the day.


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