A reflection about my early twenties.
In my opinion, being young adult is confusing. That is because in the eyes of our society you are an adult and that brings with it lots of responsibilities and boxes that everyone is expecting you to fit into.
But in reality , these are the years when we build our identities and are trying to figure our-self`s out. When the time goes on, you realize that there are multiple of these boxes that you wont fit into. For example, due to disabilities or belonging to a minority group. Accepting this is a challenging process that requires a lots of self compassion.
I often find myself thinking about topics that have never even come to my mind before.At the same time, you have no idea how to approach these huge topics in the first place. One of the things that causes me lots of confusion is anything that has to do with my sexuality. This is such a sensitive subject for me that i am not comfortable opening up about it publicly.
However, thanks to places like one stop guidance centers there is always someone who is willing to listen and figure things out with you. Due to regular chats with trained professionals i have gained more clarity about who i am.
It truly helps a lot when you can share your thoughts with someone safe and they tell you that your thoughts are completely normal and others are wondering about the same things as you. It makes us feel less alone in these internal storms.
Besides the moments of being lost with our-self`s these years have brought to me amazing experiences. My courage to share my opinions gets stronger day by day. You are constantly learning and growing in different areas of your life. Resolving conflicts gets easier when you learn to question your anxiety and decide to talk about your feelings even when it feels scary and uncomfortable.
I am curious to see what the rest of my twenties will bring to me. Lets hope for lots of wonderful and happy moments and also those that will help us grow into an even better version of our-self`s.
It is my birthday today so congratulations to the 25 year old me! ❤