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Tick tock…Tick tock.

The clock is ticking.

For what, exactly you may ask.

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Beats me. But it is ticking for sure.

All my friends who are in their mid-twenties seem to be running around like headless chickens.

“I don’t know what to dooo with my liiife!”

My colleague laughed at me. “Its a quarter life-crisis baby”, she smiled solemnly, like a wise sage who knows-it-all.

But then i thought about it and i wondered…what if she’s right?

I have classified most people in this age group into the following buckets:

  • People who have it all planned out: Oh yes – they lead a planned life. Complete studies by so and so age, get married by so and so age, have kids by so and so age. Well i have two things to say to them : Kudos for being so well planned. But honestly, you may miss out a lot while you are just planning everything. I know someone who lost the love of his life just because he was unable to commit to her. I am not talking about marriage, i am talking about COMMITMENT.
  • People who let life hit them and take it as it is: It always astonishes me when some people have no plan at all. About life/marriage/career – nothing. Its like life is just rushing by and they don’t know what to do. They party hard/ bust up their money/have no savings.
  • People like me – who have a plan but are still not able to get it right:Yes, we have a plan, we know what we want to do, but we are too unsure about what the right thing is. Should i leave my job/stick it out? Should i wait for true love or not? And so on.

I guess there is no perfect answer to this crisis…or whatever you want to call it.

I have seen a lot of my friends panic – get married to guys who seemed “good enough” just because they did not want it to get too late or quit their jobs in a hurry because everyone else was doing it just to land up in something else equally bad.

I am going to turn 26 this year. And though i am not 100% sure of where i am headed, i am taking some time out to do some serious thinking and figure out what i want from life.

Some things are clear, in my hands. The others – depend on the stars.

I wish myself luck and all the other 20 year olds who are stuck with the same kind of uncertainty.Just don’t do anything stupid please…take your time, get to know yourself.

Peace out!

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