Friday, July 6, 2012

Why Rush Growing Up?

Ever since I can remember, I wanted to move on to the next stage of life. In elementary school, I was excited for middle school. In middle school, I wanted to go to high school. In high school, I wanted to go to college. In college, I couldn't wait to graduate and start making money. Now I just want to slow down.

I see a lot of my friends still rushing growing up. They trade going out and having fun with friends for buying houses and nights in with boyfriends. Sure, growing up is inevitable. You can't be Peter Pan and not pay bills or have a job or get your own place. But I see too many people rushing to get married, have babies and get all... domestic.

I think your twenties is about exploring, having fun and figuring life out. You don't have to have your dream job right after college. Right now, I just wish life could slow down a bit. I almost regret going through school so fast and wanting the next thing and the next thing. Maybe we just need to slow down and enjoy being young. Enjoy getting to spend time with your friends. Going out and having adventures. Being a little bit irresponsible now and again. Laughing more than you worry.

I think I am at the point where I see people trying to be 30 something instead of 20 something and wonder if they will regret it later in life. I wonder if they wish they spent more time having fun. All I can do is go my own way and enjoy my life. I want to be young and fun and enjoy the time I have now.

We all have to grow up sometime. Why rush it?


  1. I wish life could slow down too. I was thinking about graduating a year early from college and then I thought, "What for?" You only get to go to college once, and it's such a great experience--why rush it and try to grow up so fast?


  2. Yeah I graduated a half year early from college and somewhat regret it now. But now I am trying to go out and have fun on weekends - something I rarely did in college. Live and learn! Thanks for your comment. :)

  3. So true! You're only young once and life is to be enjoyed at every stage of the journey


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