I can pinpoint a major life event in every year in my twenties so far and tell you why it mattered and how it changed me. I loved fiercely, cried harder than I can remember (or ever hoped to cry), danced my ass off, laughed until my stomach hurt and made so many memories. I also made many terrible mistakes, some poor choices and some really life changing good ones. I woke up many mornings looking love straight in the eye and made promises and vows only to see them break right in front of me. I have since them put myself back together. I’ve been through hell and back. And the thing is… I will probably be there again. I feel that I have so much more that I still need to do and to experience. I feel like this is it. The time when you feel more alive than ever and the choices seem endless. And, let’s face it, the world won’t feel this big and full of possibilities forever.
Some people don’t bother to make mistakes because they are “just fine”. Comfortable. And why mess that up, right? No, wrong! This is the time to make mistakes. And it may end up no giving you what you really wanted but at least you tried. You won’t have to wonder “what if” this time around.
I really hope you all make mistakes every once in a while. Because if you are making mistakes then you are trying new things, learning, changing and living.
No one ever goes very far by standing still anyway.