In just over 4 weeks time I'll be 24, I am very quickly approaching my mid 20's and I am therefore plagued by the daily thoughts and worries of not having my shit together. A quarter-life crisis if you like. Thoughts such as 'I'm skint', 'I really should get a better paid job', 'I still live at home', 'I desperately want my own place', 'I haven't even learnt to drive yet'. On top of that you see everyone else around you and they seemingly do have their lives together, people I went to school with are now married, having kids, getting a mortgage or you read blogs/browse instagram and are bombarded with images of beautiful holiday's people are on, stunning interior design in someone's new home etc.
Just the other day though it occurred to me that I've never really thought about what it really means to ME to have MY LIFE together. We constantly judge our own lives by other peoples standards and what they've achieved when in reality they're probably having the same thoughts and feelings as you.
I couldn't agree with the statement above more, in my 20's I don't want to be worrying about everything. OK so there's a long list of things I haven't achieved yet, getting my own place been number one on that list, but the time will come when those things will happen. In the meantime I've realised that this year is shaping up to be one of the best ever, I'm happy, secure and creating amazing memories and what more could I ask for really? For me right now my life isn't completely together, no, but are a lot of things are heading in the right direction and the things that aren't? Well I'm learning to be OK with that and remembering that things work out in the end. So your life doesn't match other people's lives, but who cares really?! As long as your happy then I'd say your life is coming along just fine.
So hey, it's OK to not have your shit together because guess what? No one really has!