The stretch from childhood to adulthood

superstock_1439r-1072452Right I am 23 years, 3 months, and 24 days old (I would go down to the hour, but unlike most people, I don’t know what time I was born). Currently the majority of my friends, and myself, find ourselves in a tight spot. We see childhood now as distant, being a teenager as semi-recent, and now young adulthood upon us. We have past the time for college, and are now educated members of society. For some of us this means the early stages of finding a partner, finding a career, finding a new place to live, or just simply… finding yourself. I am on a bit of a different note, as I have found my partner, and have now been happily married for 1 1/2 years. However, I still find myself searching harder than ever to discover who I really am. I look back and see different versions of myself, and try to determine what they all have in common. I ask myself questions all the time about self discovery. Am I creative? Am I talented? What do I care about? What do I find entertaining? I think that this age makes it hard to answer these questions. There is a lot of pressure to find concrete answers that are going to last for the majority of our lives. Some of us are more carefree, and are excited to be the era of mid 20’s. So many opportunities, not that many responsibilities. In the end I have one thing determined. I will never stop trying to connect with myself. Too often I am distracted. It is important to take time out, and be appreciative of the amazing creation that God made. I know we are here for a reason, and so far, our personal history has led us to this point. I also want to say that I hope all of us, who see ourselves as in this special time in life, appreciate it. We may not have another opportunity to pay some much needed attention on ourselves, for a long time.

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One thought on “The stretch from childhood to adulthood

  1. Yes! You are creative and talented. It really is kinda frightening to suddenly be an adult and realize you haven’t had an epiphany about who you are and what you should be doing (I always assumed that would happen)… Anyway, sounds like you are on the right path just by thinking about it. It seems like lots of people are too wrapped up to do the kind of introspection you are doing.

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