The moon doesn’t consider one phase better than another; she just glows, equally stunning at each turn. Why should we be any different?
It blows my mind how quickly things can change. Back in February of 2015, two of my close friends from high school got engaged. At that point in time they were my only friends getting that serious, but I was just daunted by this new “twenty-something” phase I was entering. All I could think about was in the next few years my friends would start getting married, having kids, and moving on with their lives while I still hadn’t gone on a first date. There are so many things I wish I could have told nineteen year old me to ease her worries.
Little did I know that literally two years later I would be engaged myself.
I feel like back then I was in such a rush to get where I thought I was supposed to be. I wanted to be dating. I wanted to be graduated. I wanted to be successful. I wanted to be on my own. I wanted to have it all together. Now I’m married, graduated, fairly successful, and on my own… but even though I have majority of the things I wanted back then, she and I still have so much in common!
Now that I’m less worried about where I’m supposed to be and what milestones I’m supposed to be chasing, I feel more comfortable to just be. And just being makes me so happy! When I’m not constantly comparing my accomplishments to those of others and cutting myself down for “falling behind” in life, the stress levels are lowered for more enjoyable days. And what more could I want than more enjoyable days?
| Lauren Grey