“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – C.S. Lewis
“I am not young enough to know everything.” – Oscar Wilde
I turned twenty-something the other day.
I am one of those future-oriented people always planning too far ahead. Always working to remember what is important. Love not goals. My MBTI type is INTJ and it’s the most accurate explanation for why I am the way I am. I admire those who live very much in the moment, but I’m always thinking about 30, my biological clock because everyone is asking when we will be having children and lack of accomplishments. I had a certain age in my head since I was a very young girl of when I would have my life together: the great independence! That age has come.
However, I am an optimist, a self-trained optimist though it does take effort. And the longer I live, I realize all we can do is work very hard and hope for blessings. Tomorrow is promised to no one and there are far too many people who leave us at such a young age to not be grateful for another birthday. I think the greatest thing to possibly do when aging is to embrace birthdays as a child and be ignorant of time. The time that we cannot control and live every day with reverence to its gift.
Anyway, I have years left before I’m 30 but I can’t help but think of it in preparation, and if life is being lived correctly, 30 will come and be celebrated with joy. I’ve heard 30 is the new 20, but I’d rather look at it as just 30. It should be brilliant. Carrie Bradshaw was 30 at the beginning of Sex And The City. Thirty is a brilliant beginning. It’s not old. I should have plenty of time to reach all of my 20 something goals before then if I just buckle down and work harder. I’ll just have to be sure I am ready for the children I want to have by then. I suppose the ultimate reason I fear getting closer to 30 is the wisdom I thought I would have attained by now is not there, or not what I expected. So, I now know figuring it all out may not be a possibility, but I am that kind of person who will keep trying.
“Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.” – Neil Gaiman
“I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.” – Neil Gaiman
“The longer I live, the more uninformed I feel. Only the young have an explanation for everything.” – Isabel Allende
Welcome to my mind. Sorry for the rant.
Speaking of my twenties does anyone get into Korean Dramas? They are all in Korean but are worth the subtitles. There is a really cute series called Age of Youth or In My Twenties. It’s available on Netflix and DramaFever. I love the Korean fashion and makeup brands as well as the way they make their films. I also love that there are many Korean dramas about women that are not in High School.