I feel like your twenties are nothing but questions… What are taxes? Where did my money go? Is it okay to eat this much pizza? Things we may never know.
Then there’s questions you get asked… “When do you graduate?” “When are you getting married?” “What happened to your boyfriend?” I’m pleading the 5th, or whatever.
My point is, there are so many dadgum questions at this age, and are we really supposed to have all of the answers? Add that one to the list. I’m gonna go ahead and say no. We don’t have to have all of the answers.
The point of this post, albeit long overdue (sorry, y’all), is to remind us that even though some of our friends are married, buying homes, and having babies, it’s okay that we aren’t (and if youre the friend who is doing all of the above, more power to you!). Life is messy and we all arent going to do the same things at the same time. Does it mean we are behind? Absolutely not. We’re just taking a different route to get there. Also important: don’t be envious of your friends who are already there. Instead, be happy for them like the Good Book tells us to: “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing” • 1 Thessalonians 5:11
So if you’re still figuring out what exactly a 401k plan is, balancing school, work and a social life, or just trying to keep your bills paid… Hang in there, and more importantly, enjoy these moments. One day we will have a spouse to yell at, kids who carve their name into your coffee table with a butter knife, and careers that will require actual dedication (and those 401k thingys).
Time is fleeting. Enjoy where you are today, work hard for tomorrow, and remember that you don’t have to have all of the answers right now.