Life is Messy


This has been on my mind lately, and I just felt the need to share it:
I think the trouble with 20-somethings is that we spent the majority of our lives thinking that once we reached this age we’d have our crap together and be an adult. We thought we’d have the job, the apartment and the boy/girlfriend. Then we reached this age and realized that we have no idea what the hell we’re doing. And we look at the Instagram and FaceBook posts from our peers and compare our lowlights to their highlights. We assume – based on their vacation/engagement/graduation pics – that they have it all together, when the reality is that no one has their life together at 20, 21, 22, etc. Anyone that tells you they do is lying. We’re all equally messy in different ways at this age.
What we need to do is let go of this idea of neatness in our twenties, and embrace the mess. 2015 had some of the hardest, messiest, poorest moments of my life, and it also had some of the most amazing, proudest, crazy highs of my life.
As Letters to Juliette says, “life is the messy bits.” So in Miss Frizzle’s words, “take chances, make mistakes, get messy!”

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One thought on “Life is Messy

  1. Absolutely! With each decade, I’ve noticed certain differences too. My 20’s were fraught with trying to make my appearance acceptable – that was when I went through the process of getting 75 shots in my head every three weeks to try to counteract my immune system attacking my hair follicles (didn’t work – I lost everything). I had all of my great loves and heartbreaks during that age. My 30’s have been more about relaxing and becoming more self-aware, and trying to break bad patterns and habits. My 40’s are now about embracing my sagging bits and accepting the fact that I will always have cellulite – and the men I date are dealing with the same things. I think by the time I hit my 60’s I’ll be wearing great, big, voluminous patterned skirts with an unmatching top and a cardigan with holes in it, and I won’t care a bit because I will be stupidly happy. It’s okay that life is messy, just be the best person you can be. ❤

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