So, I’m turning 23 tomorrow, the 21st of April (a big WOOT!), and before we get into the festivities of that beautiful day of the year, I’ve gathered quite a few quotes or observations or one-liners from a few people to describe how exactly it was to transition into an age which people consider to be “quite a weird” age. Here they are-
“It’s a weird age…or rather, a weird time in your life”
“There’s no Taylor Swift song about it, so how good can it even be?”
“Nothing’s changed. Thought there’d be changes, you know, big ones, but it’s like any other age”
“We’re at the bottom of adulthood, but at the height of teenagehood”
“23 is when you’re neither an adult nor a teenager, but also, when you’re an adult and a teenager”
“You have the brains of Squidward, but the heart of Spongebob!”
and of course, the inevitable,-
“23? What?! Sorry, I’m 21! 21 FOREVER!”
What I pretty much figured out from all of this is that, 23 is an age where you’re stuck with both the teenagehood, and adulthood, but in a transitional way.
Ok, imagine yourself in a running pose. Your upper half is leaning forward, right, along with one of your hands, and a leg. That’s the part of you that’s in adulthood. Whereas, your lower half, and the remaining hand and leg, are stuck in teenagehood. But the complexity of this beautiful imagery that I created is that, you’ve got to do your part in both the “-hoods”. So, basically you either, and neither, belong to both of that region. Ugh, how exhausting was that?
Also, it’s a very confusing time as well. I say this because at this age, everyone’s doing completely different things! Half of us are working and earning, while the other half are either busy with grad school, or with new startup ideas, or basically, experimenting a lot with hardly the resources that we need. Along with this, a mere 1% are busy getting hitched. IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY CHAOTIC ERA.
Or maybe everyone (Or just me and a few of you) is making a big deal out of this because we expected things to happen? Maybe? Or it wasn’t what we were expecting at all? Or, maybe, just like every single year, we expect huge changes to happen when we turn the BIG WHATEVER-AGE!
Or maybe I’m just wondering about why I haven’t been in a serious relationship yet, and I’m ALREADY 23! Le gasp!
Haha Kidding, it’s not a big deal, I know the reason why- Because I’m totally arrogant and fabulous. Duh. And that’s probably going to intensify as the years go by. Sass level +100000!!!
What I’m also trying to convey is that, if you’re another 20-something weirdo, like me, who hasn’t completely figured shit out, I’m here to tell you, IT’S FINE DARLIN’! 🙂 When the time’s right you’ll know, when opportunities or circumstances come a-knockin’, you’ll know! Till then, just enjoy (also study if you’re in uni, because knowledge is P.O.W.E.R)
After all, you turning another year older just implies that you finished ANOTHER revolution around the sun! Now, THAT’S an achievement! 😀 You’re basically a planet! And I’m not sure why I said that, but planets are freakin’ awesomesauce!
Happy Birthday To Me, WBG a.k.a. Pooja 🙂