Learn yourself. Learn life. Do you know who you are? At your core, who are you? What do you believe in? What are you at your core? What are your strengths? Your weaknesses? Things that make you tick? Stuff that makes you happy? What is your purpose? What are your gifts? What keeps your spirit at peace? What has this journey called life given you? I’ve come to learn that your 20’s are for self exploration. In your 20s I think you find YOU. You find out who you are and what you stand for. You make TONS of mistakes (which really are lessons) and you grow like a wild flower. You try new things, find new hobbies, meet new people and truly begin adulting. This year I entered the back end of my 20’s which really made me even more reflective of my journey thus far. I’ve done a lot of things for a lot of people, good and bad. I’ve chased the dream and 9 to 5’ed it. I’ve made money. I’ve lost money. I’ve loved and been loved. I’ve seized opportunities and I’ve created opportunities. Started jobs and quit jobs. I dived head first into being an artist. I’ve put out 3 projects and even landed a Target commercial. I’ve been to the bottom of the bottom and I’m still continuously climbing to the top of the top. I’ve experienced many individuals fully and partially. I’ve shared myself with folks who didn’t deserve me. I’ve bossed up and gotten clipped. I’ve bonded and I’ve broken. I’ve started and I’ve finished. I’ve prayed without ceasing and I’ve doubted my own abilities. Life is MAD GENEROUS!
Sometimes I beat myself up so bad about the things that I’ve done wrong, that I forget to dwell in the things that I’ve gotten right. It’s so easy to drown in the downs when really you could easily start stacking the wins and climbing to a higher position. Your 20s are for experience. Soaking up as much knowledge as possible. Building your network. Practicing self introspection. Seeing a therapist. Meditating. Traveling. Exploring career options. Enjoying the moments of less pressure. I know society has become one big “You gotta stay grinding” episode of reality TV but I think that it’s inherently important that we choose ourselves over what society wants us to be. Sometimes it’s hard to just jump and build your wings on the way down but guess what? If you never try then you’ll be stuck to wonder ‘What If’ for the rest of your life. I stay leaving y’all with calls to action to end my posts but hey, it’s my thing. So promise me this: Promise me that in the next week you’ll take one risk. You’ll step out on faith and you’ll jump and build your wings on the way down. You’ll close your eyes and find comfort in knowing that you win some or you learn sum’n. Period. Don’t think about it too much. Just do it. For the sake of experiencing life in the fullest extent.