Sunday, November 4, 2012

The awkward 22

I hope I'm not the only one that feels this way.. If I am though this is my blog and it's the truth so I guess it's okay..


There is no road map to life which can make growing up very confusing at times. When you are younger your main focus for the future is getting an education. High school on to college, simple as that. After graduation however things get a little bit more tricky. Life is full of so many opportunities, choosing what fits you best is easier said than done though.  Being a twenty something young adult this is what I am constantly around:

Friends getting engaged/married/pregnant
 while the other half happily lives up the young single lifestyle

Friends beginning their career
while the other half travels and lives carefree

Friends beginning to save money and pay bills
while the other half spends on things meaningful for a happy lifestyle such as traveling, gym memberships, etc.

bars Saturday night, church Sunday morning

I know life is all about doing what is right for yourself, not following anyone else's path. Sometimes I wish it what a little bit simpler than that. Don't get me wrong, I am VERY happy with how my life is going right now. But I also wonder sometimes if I am making all of the right decisions to live a balanced and fulfilling life. At times I wish I could go back to high school when my biggest concern was choosing a college and what to wear to school. Now it's all about money, relationships, careers, etc. (while still trying to pick the perfect outfit, I guess some things never change!)


  1. I totally and completely understand this! All of my really close friends are either a) still living it up in college or b) traveling across the country as a professional sorority girl. My time is spent figuring out the best way to get credit without getting in trouble, deciding when is the right time to either move out on my own, buy a car, or just do heavy saving. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job but some days it just sounds so much better to throw on leggings, oversized tshirt, and a patagonia and sit through some college classes. The engaged/married/baby thing...EVERYWHERE. I log onto Facebook and someone is either engaged, just got married or having a baby. We're just that awkward 22...I love this post!

  2. Thank you for saying this, I completely feel you! I moved to a new city to start working while most of my friends still live at home or are in school. And I feel like I don't connect with a lot of my friends anymore. Its hard transitioning and explaining what its like to move, start working, pay for everything, and still have a social life. I also wonder if I am making the right decisions and many times have issues putting it into words. Thanks for letting me know I am not alone, awkward 22's coming together!

  3. I'm SO glad I stumbled across this post because its everything I've been thinking lately! It seems like everyone I know is still young, wild, and free or walking down the aisle. There's no one else who is really in-between. Thanks for making me realize I'm not the only one who feels awkward about being 22.


Sweet Thoughts(: