Sunday, February 26, 2012
Ever since I graduated college, I feel like I've been waiting for the next big thing - being a successful, independent twenty-something with a well-developed career and a place I can truly call my own.
When I first graduated, it was expected. I didn't have a job. I lived with my parents. I had no sense of how I would even get to the next phase in my life, let alone what that would entail. But now, almost two full years after graduation, I feel like I'm still waiting - even though I'm closer than ever! I have a great job (and just got a promotion!), a great group of friends, family and even a steady relationship, but yet I'm still living at home...waiting. Granted I moved home after getting a taste of the city life, but still!
I want a place I can decorate to my liking. I want to cook in my own kitchen. I want to watch my T.V. shows on my schedule (Dad, I love you - but you own the couch.) As much as I feel like a successful, powerful young woman at work, I feel like that much more of a child at home. Don't get me wrong, I adore my parents and am so incredibly thankful for all they have given me in life and their neverending support of my every decision, but I'm ready to be an adult.
I know I'm only 24. I know have my whole life to be an adult. But let's be serious - I'm impatient. And I'm ready now!
I don't want to spend my twenties waiting. I don't wait to look back on these years when I'm in my thirties and think, "Life didn't begin until then." But at the same time, it's hard to not be anxious for the next big thing.
Do you feel like you're waiting? If you're past that point, what are your tips for us eager twenty-somethings?