Weekly Blog June 16th, 2019: Adult Milestones

Hello Internet!

I hope everyone had a fantastic week! Also that you had a fantastic last week too…or maybe that the whole month of June was awesome for you and it continues to be even better. I’m just going to put that out there just in case I miss some more Weekly Blog updates and you feel like you missed out on me wishing you a wonderful week. Speaking of missing updates and uploads, I guess I decided to take a week off last week. It didn’t really happen on purpose, but I guess I took a week for a summer vacation…and by that I mean that I worked all week and didn’t really have a chance to write. I have a feeling that the rest of the June is going to be pretty scattered, but I’m going to try and make it better going forward. I do really like writing stuff, it’s just that I don’t have all the time in the world. I have to sleep sometime you know? Anyway, let’s talk about the pieces that were published since the last time I published something. Sunday, June 2nd, I published a Weekly Blog talking about how people should Outgrow The High School Mentality and move on from High School after they graduate. I go into a lot more detail in that Weekly Blog, but basically High School is really important for those are in the midst of it, but the longer and longer out from graduation it means less and less. On Friday, June 7th, I published a Writing Prompt Piece titled The Farmer’s Heir Part 2 which is the second part to The Farmer’s Heir. Read both of those if you haven’t and are interested in a Fantasy Piece involving an Evil Emperor and the child destined to dethrone him. And that’s it! Let’s just move on to this week’s Weekly Blog subject.

So last week I had a day off of work and it was one of my busiest days yet. I ended up buying a used car for myself and met with a  credit union in order to work on building up my credit. I was a real adult for a day and got a lot accomplished. Now buying a car is something that a lot of people do when they are first are able to drive, but for me, I had never bought a car before. This was my first time going through the process. It was a milestone some people have in their teens, but I didn’t have until I was into adulthood. That all got me thinking about how everyone hits milestones at their own pace. I’m sure if you are like me, you are seeing all the people around you getting married and having kids. If you haven’t hit that phase of your life, just wait. Your twenties are full of everyone around you getting married and starting families and it will fill every social media timeline. But not everyone gets married so early. Some people don’t get married until they are in their thirties or even later. Some people don’t have children at all while others wait until they are a little older to start their families. Everyone is different and that is an important thing to keep in mind while you are out there living your life.

If you are someone who is similar to me that is still very single and haven’t hit those milestones yet, it can sometimes feel like those milestones will never come. You feel like your twenties are slipping away and there’s nothing you can do about it. You feel the wheel of time turning and it’s not very kind. But in reality, you are still really young and there is plenty of time for all of these things to happen. I think that feeling relates on how we look at youth and cherish it. There are so many movies that focus on childhood and our teenage years showing how cool it can be. We want to make those years memorable and hold on to that nostalgia for as long as possible. Then we have young adulthood which is full of dating, adventure, and big milestones like marriage and raising children. By the time we hit the age of 30 less and less movies are focusing on our lives and some people start to believe that their best years are behind them. Then we hit 40 and we’re basically dead. The chill grip of icy death is here and we get to sit on the front porch and shake our canes at the young people wasting their youths as they stare at their phones and play their rock and roll music too loud. This attitude is definitely not a healthy one. Each year has its own ups and downs and there are always things to look forward to. 40 doesn’t have to mean death and our childhood doesn’t have to be our prime.

One last thought I had about adulthood and its milestones was actually inspired by a Twitter Post which I wanted to post here but I couldn’t find it. Basically it said that when you are 25 you can see it as being an adult for seven years. A twenty-five year old person is actually a seven year old adult. This way of thinking really helped me put my thoughts into perspective. Sometimes I feel like I haven’t accomplished enough or hit enough of these milestones, but if I think about the fact that I’ve only been an adult for less than 7 years, it makes me think it’s kind of silly that I’m stressing out about it. I know that these milestones will happen eventually and I don’t need to rush things. I’ve only been an adult for a very short time and there’s a lot of life ahead of me and that goes for all of you as well. No matter what age you are there are still great things ahead of you and you don’t need to rush to make them happen. I’m not saying just sit back and let life happen, but on the other hand, no one expects you to have everything figured out at the age of twenty or twenty five or thirty. Adulthood is a marathon, not a sprint, so no matter if you are accomplishing these things now or later in life, it’s a part of the process and we just have to accept it. Again, don’t stress and prepare for the marathon of life.

Thank you all for reading that Weekly Blog. I hope you enjoyed it. If you did, feel free to give it a like or leave a comment down below. Go ahead and leave a comment about anything really. You can leave some life advice or just your favorite joke. Or maybe you can talk about your most anticipated video game that was announced at E3. I know I’m hyped about Pokemon Sword and Shield as well as Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Anyway, if you really liked this Weekly Blog or just enjoy reading the things I write, you can Follow me here on WordPress or check out my Twitter. I’m trying to grow a positive community on the internet and I’d love for you to join me on that mission. I really do appreciate all the love and support of all of my readers new and old and I am constantly overwhelmed by the love that is sent my way.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

-Allen_The_Writer

 


Header Photo Credit to Wes MD
http://wesmd.com/milestone/

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