Since birth we’re told we need to live life a certain way. We should walk, talk and teeth by this and that age. We need to be able to write our names and draw our family at another age. Then we need to attend kindergarten, preschool, primary school and high school. Within these years we’re expected to make a certain amount of friends, find a hobby/sport to pursue, preferrably make straight A’s, start dating, etc.
And as we graduate high school, we need to know what university to apply to, what career we want to pursue, have life planned out as to when to get married and have children, buy a house, retire…
It goes on and on, like a spinning clockwork.
But so often do I ask myself:
Is there another way of doing life?
I guess we don’t have to follow society’s expectations. Most of us end up not doing that anyway. We don’t have to live life the way “everyone else” does it. We are not our parents, nor our school mates.
I live life the way it suits me (and always have, I think). I didn’t sign up for a programme at uni after high school like most of my classmates – I travelled instead (and took a few classes here and there, just for fun). And every single moment of my life I have pursued a goal, a dream. And I have been (and am) perfectly happy!
I’m definitely not saying that one way is the right way, or that any other way than my way is wrong. You see, what’s right for me is probably not right for you…
So, of course there is another way of living life. In fact, there are billions of ways!
Your mission is to find out which way works for you, in order for you to make the most out of the short amount of time you have in this life.
And remember what I told you the other day? You can’t do life wrong.
Tell me, what’s your way of life?
What have you done that was out of the ordinary, and perhaps “frowned upon” by society?
Oh, and one more thing! Don’t be afraid to be you.