Tick tock…Tick tock.
The clock is ticking.
For what, exactly you may ask.
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.