Turning 21…

21 years of living on this planet, and I still haven’t got my shit together.

When I was younger I pictured 21 as so much older than it feels. I imagined I would have my life together, a full time job, and know where I was heading. But yet here I am writing my life on the internet, still not a clue what’s going on. Turning 21 is a little scary for me. Life seems to go faster and faster every year and now I suddenly feel like a ‘proper adult’ trapped inside a teenagers body. I find there’s a lot of pressure to have it all sorted. With social media you constantly see people with crazy life’s at such a young age, people are starting families, have their own house and their dream career. And me you ask? Oh I’m just in a whole load of student debt and mentally preparing myself for the state of it after my masters. It’s hard to remember that you don’t see all of someone’s life online, and in reality it’s okay if you don’t have it all together, life is so much more than growing up too young. Yes being 21 feels so old to me, but there is so much time to decide my future.

21 is still young, so for me it’s still time to take it easy and spend my years having fun. You are not going to be young forever, so make the most of the opportunities right now. Your body won’t always be so forgiving take advantage of that and try not care as much. No ones opinion but your own is relevant. Now that doesn’t mean don’t work hard and don’t achieve, just give yourself a bit of a break and remember to have fun.

Something I need to keep reminding myself is I’m only 21. Yes I may feel like I’m meant to be a grown up but I am only 21. There’s so much ahead of me and so much time to do it, sometimes you just need to take a step back and relax. I’m not there now but I’ve definitely got this!

So what has these 21 years taught me?

Not much if I’m honest, but that’s ok. I’m still young and I’m still figuring things out, mistakes will be made but equally lessons will be learnt.

Life is never perfect, not yours and not that girl you see on instagram. Nothing runs smoothly, there are always going to be ups and downs.

People come and go in your life, but the ones that are worth it always end up staying around.

Your only as old or as young as you feel. Don’t be pressured from what you see around you and take life at your own pace.

Take time to relax. It’s not lazy sometimes your body needs a rest and a chance to just do nothing.

But heres to finally being able to legally drink in pretty much all countries!! Anyone want to take me to America now??

H xxx

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2 Comments

  1. Aww HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    I turned 31 a couple of weeks ago. Hated it! 😂 Trust me, I didn’t have my shit together at 21 and I certainly don’t now so let go of those sorts of pressures. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Harriet!
    Caz xx

    1. Thank you!! Just feels so grown up, but reassuring to hear. I’ve got loads of time still! Hope you had a lovely birthday yourself x

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