Sometimes it can feel like you are floating through life; the expectations that others have for you, weighing heavy on your thoughts. You don’t know where you are going, and maybe only have a faint idea of where you would like to go but that isn’t good enough. It’s not good enough for the hungry questions they keep asking you. It’s not enough for the questioning and sometimes disappointed looks in their eyes. According to them, you never made it and they feel responsible. They feel responsible for some sick and selfish reason, that honestly has nothing to do with them.
Honesty aside, it possibly does have something to do with them. If they weren’t always trying to steer you in the “right” direction and their expectations weren’t burning holes into you at night, then maybe you would have had a better idea of what YOU actually want. Maybe, you might actually already be where you want to be (or maybe it would be easier to realize that you are there already). It doesn’t matter if you have some big title, fancy house, and/or a wife and three kids. No, it doesn’t matter if you have all your money organized, and put away into pretty little accounts, so you can go away on weekends. It doesn’t matter if you fit into this nice little box of what it means to be an adult. None of that matters, unless it truly matters to YOU and you alone.
If you’re happy working odd jobs, travelling the world and living in your car… being colourful or quiet or weird. If you dropped out of college because it just didn’t feel right… or if you never went at all, because you just couldn’t seem to fathom it, though everyone kept telling you that’s where you ought to be… If you’re happy with how you have chosen to move forward in life, then stop being unhappy because other people think that you should be.
Stop wasting time, waiting for the future that others have planned for you. Go out there and just be you. You don’t owe anyone a single thing. There’s only one person you owe, and that person is yourself. You owe yourself the motivation to do what is right for you, and the strength to stand by that. You owe yourself kind words of support and optimism. You owe yourself the chance to get off of the hamster wheel and to go to where you feel the most yourself. You don’t really owe yourself much, but it’s worth a lifetime.