Romantic movies always get you, right?

I just watched the Spectacular Now, and this is definitely not a review on this movie…. frankly I don’t exactly know how I feel about it.

But that’s not what I have to say- I have been thinking lately about how life has this rigid plan mapped out for us. Elementary school to middle school to high school to college to job to marriage to kids and …. continued. WHY do we feel bound to this schedule.

I keep going back and forth wondering what is truly best for me (regarding college and such) and a little voice in the back of my head is yelling at me to stop worrying about what I am “SUPPOSED” to do.

No. Our time, as in our very progressive generation, has accepted those who don’t follow the norm when it comes to life, and specifically college. I am so tired of being forced to follow this path that has been set out for me from before I was even born! It isn’t fair to not follow our dreams, and try to the best of our abilities to do whatever possible to make our life the best it can be.

Older adults are always talking about how young people believe they can do whatever they want when they’re young, and they just don’t know what adult life will be like. Yes, you older adult are wiser and more knowledgeable than eighteen-year old me, BUT if this is the only time in our lives to break the rules- then we should break them.

Adventure. Be present. Focus on family and friends. Don’t be afraid to speak up for what is right or what you believe in. Don’t forget to love yourself and take however much time you need in order to do so. Be who you are, and never apologize for it.

Be a reckless 20 something year old, with only their dreams and aspirations in their eyes and heart, and do what you want. Believe in yourself, and others will follow.



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