I wish there was some kind of book or guide on being 21… but there isn’t.
That’s a GOOD thing.
Living up to normal standards all the time is exactly how new ones are never made.
Why should you do what everyone else is doing and not what you want to do?
Why should you worry your life away about not having money when there are a million ways to live happily without it?
I’m not going to say the regular, “compare your life to someone beneath you and you’ll find they are much happier” thing or the “rich people may seem like they have everything, but they don’t really because where’s the real love” that has probably been said 50 times.
But, what I will say is that there is NO rule book to being 21. There is NO rule book on LIFE, for that matter.
Everyone makes decisions which lead them on and on and on into the future…. there are people before you, and people after you.
The world doesn’t stop.
It never stops.
It turns, and turns, and turns, creating the happiest and most devastating moments in every single persons every day lives.
As dreadful of a day you’re having, it could be someones best.
As amazing as the day is, there will be some point where it will take a tubmle…
But does that mean you should dread the happiness you’re experiencing now, only to realize you’ll be hurt later?
Create the life you want, live the life you want, do what YOU want.
Do not sweat the small stuff, the past, the future, the side-eyes or back-talk.
Do what YOU want, what YOU love, what YOU know you are here for a reason to do.
You’re young, you’re 21, you have a whole blank canvas in front of you that you have the ability of morphing into whatever way you please.
You are meant to live one life, that is you’re own and no one else’s as much as you may wish you were living someone else’s or someone else wishes you were living theirs…
Every path you’ve ever been on has been a good path whether or not you’re still at the top of them.
There is no right way, there is no rule book, there are no guarantees in life, but there damn well is the decision to follow who YOU want to be and BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU WANT TO DO with your life.
You’re 21, you practically just started living.