I am turning 25 on Friday, and I am having a quarter midlife crisis. When I was in high school I thought by the time I was 25 I would have my own house and a stable job! But, here I am still in school, and I don’t have a job (yet) related to my career. I was going to write about the things you should accomplish by the time you turn 25, but I don’t think that’s fair! Who am I to make a life manual for you, or tell you what you should be doing at a particular time? We are all at different stages of our lives. Some of us have children, some of us are traveling, some of us are in school, and some of us are still figuring our lives out.
Whatever stage of life you are in right now, you’re doing great!
I don’t think we should put ourselves down because we aren’t where we want to be yet. It’s OK that your plans aren’t working out accordingly. It’s OK that where you are right now is not what you had pictured. It’s OK if you’re feeling a bit lost! Remember, you’re only 25. You still have plenty of time to get where you want to be.
Turning 25 shouldn’t make you feel like you’re slacking because you don’t have that dream job yet. Yes, when you were younger you may have had an idea on what your life would be like right now. But, you have to stop setting goals that are based around your age.
Your age shouldn’t define you.
It’s important to remember that you can still take chances, and you can still change your life plans! We don’t have to get our act together by a certain time. Your age shouldn’t be in control of your life. You are the driver; your age is just a number! So, stop letting how many years you’ve been on earth determine your life plans. You don’t need to follow society’s standards.
So, if you’re turning or are 25 remember it’s okay to not be where you should be! Set yourself free from society’s barriers. After all, you should be doing what you want to be doing when you are ready to do them!