I'm finally 26. The age where young dreams get buried under the rubble of adult responsibilities and societal expectations.
For many people, turning 30 (or getting closer to it) represents a significant turning point in life, as it comes with a lot of external pressure to have achieved certain things by a certain age, such as owning a house, being in a stable career, or getting married and having children.
As I approached my mid-twenties, I found myself feeling anxious about the future and what others expect of me. But that was when I also discovered minimalism, which has helped me shift my perspective on life and let go of these expectations.
For the past three years, I have learned to appreciate the present moment and not worry so much about the future. I have also become more intentional about the people I spend time with, and the goals I choose to pursue.
Rather than making sure I have achieved certain milestones by a certain age, I have learned to focus on what makes me happy and fulfilled in the present moment. Not in a hedonistic way, but in a sustainable way that will help me build a life of meaning...
*A life that I want to live.
Not a life that others want to watch.*
I am grateful for the lessons I have learned through minimalism. I am no longer afraid of getting older or missing an arbitrary checkpoint. Instead, I am excited to continue growing and learning, knowing that I am on my own unique journey, traveling at my own pace.