Yesterday was my eldest brother's 30th birthday, big 3-0. As he embarks on his journey through this new decade in his life I begin to contemplate my own which will begin next spring. I will begin my journey through (what looks to be a quite interesting decade) the 20s, dun dun duuuuuun. I have to say I am super psyched about it, the thought of not being a "teen" and graduating from college, moving out, and getting a real job is exhilarating.
What are/were your expectations of your 20s? For those of you in your 20s, how has this third decade of life treated you (so far)?
I guess what I am most excited about is my changing perspective. As a child I was always in awe of adults who seemed so wise and intelligent. I've always had an appreciation of grandparents and traditions, they seem so grounded and steadfast. I used to tease my nana about her need to always be cleaning or cooking or any of the countless tasks to be done around the house, but now I think it gives her peace of mind knowing she can do these things (and do them well) for the family she loves. Her only regret in life is that she was never able to attend school, as the eldest daughter her parents pulled her from school at a young age to help her mother. How many youngsters today drop out of high school or choose not to attend college? They don't know they have an amazing opportunity some would do anything to have.
My only wish for my 20s is to not stray from my road. I want to keep learning and growing, the never ending journey.
Happy Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!