Saturday, July 14, 2012

25 Before 25

I've been trying to compile lists and goals, I've been trying to think of things I want to do before I turn (the much dreaded) twenty-five.

But then I thought; why? Why am I trying to stress myself out over something I am already freaking out about? Why am I freaking out about a number that I am turning. An age-tag. Just a tag, and a tag should never define you. It should never tell you how to live your life and what to do with it.

Society has created those boundaries and limits for us to not think beyond, it had defined for us ways and routes that we need to take, and I am not going to be confined to that. I am not going to think that I am now at an age were you should be doing this and this and that. Because I am not.

There is no such thing as should. Also, there is definitely no such thing as "should have."

And this is all easier said, and thought than done. I am the perfect example, I am proof.

But I have decided one thing that I should do before I turn 25. I have decided to relax, to sit back and let things happen to me. Uncertainty is not such a bad thing after all. It's okay.

I am not going to prepare a list of things, my goal is actually to not prepare anything, I am going to not just want, I am going to do.

I've developed a habit of thinking about things, thinking and hoping and wishing for them to happen, so much that I have forgotten to do things that would make things happen.

I was all about thoughts and no action.

If there is one rule that I want to live by this year, it would be: Do more, think less.

PS I turn 25 in around 6 weeks.


Angie said...

Happy Birthday moqaddaman Sara :)) and welcome to the late 20s club :D you wont notice a difference by the way :D

Rathi said...

I have been thinking about it too Sara. I am 24 and I just cannot get over the fact that I will turning 25... a quarter of my life just gone... But lately, I have realized that I have made some huge goals, which do not have an end date or for that matter any ending. These goals drain me out, I don't get to them in time and also because it looks like a process, going on and on. So, I listed out the things that I have done in my twenties so far... not the things I will do but the things I have done. That is a calming thing to do.

I will be starting my Masters soon and there was a time when I thought that will never happen. Uncertainty is sometimes helpful.

All the best girl... Rock on.

Loving this post because it just affirmed what I wanted to believe in.


And, Happy Birthday. :)

Dinah. said...

Totally needed to read that <3

Taylor said...

yet an another amazing post with a good message. what is a number, how much does it really have to do with age anyway, and WHY WHY WHY do we have to be pressured to do things when we have been told "youth!, do it in your youth!"

youth is a state of mind.