The other day I was thinking:
I’m twenty years old + that is a young age to be.
The world is my oyster.
I could have a baby.
I could backpack Europe.
I could study more to become a business consultant.
I could live as a nun and memorize scriptures for the rest of my life.
I’m at the crossroads of 100 different paths. Which do I take?
My friend Elissa Mielke blogged this Sylvia Plath quote the other day:
It helped me realize how choice is burdensome.
And then I realized:
I need to start making some choices.
Agh! (A full week of panic/despair/list-making follows.)
One of my friends, Erin, often teases me for trying to conquer the parts of life that can’t be conquered (i.e. relationships, self-growth, the future). You have to live it in the moment, she says. You can’t “finish it” or “achieve it” in one thrust.
I often look for happiness in arriving (at a state of perfect circumstance, or something). It doesn’t work. Life starts now, and that is a beautiful, liberating thing.
Candy Chang’s comic (shared here with permission) is about how not having to choose one thing is a good thing. Read it if what I said is resonating.
What choices are you struggling with?
To read more about Candy, go visit her website. It’s rad.