Friday, March 24, 2006

I may have sent this to some of you...I got it from a friend, but it's just a really nice read, so I figured I would share it with all of you...enjoy...

To be twenty something...

It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are many things about yourself that you didn't know and may not like. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now.

You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those friends that you thought you were so close to aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met, and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones. What you don't recognize is that they are realizing that too, and aren't really cold, catty, mean or insincere, but that they are as confused as you.

You look at your job... and it is not even close to what you thought you would be doing, or maybe you are looking for a job and realizing that you are going to have to start at the bottom and that scares you.

Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and find yourself judging more than usual because suddenly you realize that you have certain boundaries in your life and are constantly adding things to your list of what is acceptable and what isn't. One minute, you are insecure and then the next, secure.

You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life. You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly, change is the enemy and you try and cling on to the past with dear life, but soon realize that the past is drifting further and further away, and there is nothing to do but stay where you are or move forward.

You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do such damage to you. Or you lie in bed and wonder why you can't meet anyone decent enough that you want to get to know better. Or maybe you love someone but love someone else too and cannot figure out why you're doing this because you know that you aren't a bad person. One night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap. You go through the same emotions and questions over and over, and talk with your friends about the same topics because you cannot seem to make a decision. You worry about loans, money, the future and making a life for yourself... and while winning the race would be great, right now you'd just like to be a contender!

What you may not realize is that every one reading this relates to it. We are in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out. We call it the "Quarter-life Crisis." nothing is constant......except change. whats life without a few risks? keep playin the game!

7 Comments:

Blogger Brother Jero (BJ) said...

IN FIRST with a Vengeance. Did you even see me? OK here goes the back flip.

Am out. Nice weekend girl. Dance for me as well if you do.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Big Kahuna said...

Kipepeo...I hope that you are keeping well. I am on my way to Kenya Next week. On Friday I intend to have ENOUGH Tusker Malt at The Carnivore....right temperature and all that! (I HAVE A ONE YEAR DEFICIT) Yes...yes...YES! Eat your heart out!I will be catching up with the boys and painting the town and singing "...One Country...One Beer" (Not really)

It has been one long winter...and yes We are rearing to go and be in the Sun.

Seriously though, it will be good to touch base with the Motherland first hand if you catch my meaning; and maybe - who knows meet those Armenian brothers who are swimming in the loot. Just to see what they look like...I am curious.

Cheers.

Nani Kama Big Kahuna?

2:50 PM  
Blogger Prousette said...

The post is so close home it hurts!! Quarter life crisis indeed.
Keep Well kip.

4:07 PM  
Blogger gishungwa said...

tru dat pro kips how did you now this post is too true...
will be back for more

5:04 PM  
Blogger Girlie said...

I can totally relate to this post. I've been having a "quarter life crisis" of sorts lately.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Samborera said...

So it is real, and I'm not delusional.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Girl next door said...

Thanks for sharing! I got that same forward a few years ago. Everytime I feel confused and disillusioned, I read it again. It describes many of our situations so well! And these are supposed to be the best years of our lives? Perhaps.

1:38 PM  

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