There is this post for my blog that I have been contemplating for a while now.
It started out as an idea for a take on "Life in the Twenties" concept.
About the ups and downs and the way that things unfold and what to expect etcetera from my viewpoint considering that I was soon going to be hitting the big three-oh. It is most definitely a milestone of sorts, age-wise, experience-wise and also learning-wise.
It all started when some time back I came across these letters. One was a letter from a 19 year old to a daughter she was going to adopt and you could see such depth in it. The others were some from older selves to younger selves; their own or people they wanted to send it to… I wanted to do one of these, or something on those lines. But the fact was that, I didn’t know whom I should be penning this to? To my child, who may or may not be born? To my own younger self? To the other 20-year olds? I still don’t know frankly. And I am not too sure what I really have to say. And then it struck me that I was getting nowhere with it. Not with what I wanted to talk about, how to put it into words, how to frame experiences from my life, with respect to people, career, love, family, relationships etc. I hit a block and I wasn’t sure how to proceed with it. I had specific things in my mind that I wanted to touch upon. I knew that if I had to write it in one go; it would be like a mega blog post.
So then I thought that maybe this was not the right time to pen this, maybe I was not ready… but what the heck! My Blog! My Expression! My Life! :P (Shameless Plug-in as you can see ;) ).
Officially, I have started on my 30th year. I have completed 29 years and this is the last time I will be embracing the term “I am in my twenties!!”..
How does it feel to be hitting the big three oh?? A bit different…
How different? A teeny-weeny bit from when I wrote THIS post…
Is that good different or bad different? I am not sure, to be honest!
How has my twenties been? I think A ROLLER-COASTER RIDE should sum it up nicely… :)
“Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine and valleys of frustration and failure.” - Calvin & Hobbes!
That’s precisely my twenties. :D Good times, Bad times, Fun times, Stressful times, you name it, I have had it! :)
They say that the twenties are the best times of your lives. And for now, I got to agree! Unless the thirties show me something better ;-)
Terrific Twenties... Hell yeah! Of course! Tumultuous Twenties... Sure! That too!
My adolescent years were a breeze compared to my twenties. If my adolescent years were peppered with rage, rebellion, mood-swings, helplessness, mainly because I didn’t know why I was behaving the way I was, my twenties were a lot worse. They are not too much different, the early twenties I mean, when compared to your teenage years. The only and the most important difference being, you start realizing why you feel something instead of the popular “I don’t know why I feel this way!” phrase! You find specific reasons to attribute those feelings to! And you get better at it, as you go along.
To me, that was the whole crux of my twenties. If you ask me what is the one thing that strikes me first when I think of my twenties, its CHOICE. INDEPENDENCE most definitely, follows a close second. And more often than not, they went hand in hand for me.
What have my twenties taught me? A whole bunch of things. :)
To me, this is the decade that I started to experience the true meaning to living life to the fullest…
I lived. I laughed. I loved. I was loved. I lost some. I won some. I learnt.
To me, this is the decade that I started realizing myself. Who I was, what I was turning to, what I had been all this while and why I was like that all these years … I liked the person I was becoming from the person I was. I enjoyed discovering things about myself.
Then somewhere it struck me that if I had to cover everything that I wanted to talk about, it would be better to do this as a series. At the very least, it will save my writing from dying out.
All I can say is that it may help you who are reading this, but then again it may not.
It may make sense to you, dear reader, but then again, it may not. Your life and my life are / may be poles apart of course.
What I pen here, is the sum of my experiences, stuff that I have picked up from these many years … some of it in existence, but some truly living it up…
Somewhere I hope you identify with it.
Somewhere I hope you nod your head and say that “Yes! It happened to me too!” …
So then, here’s to NEW BEGINNINGS! :-)