I'm Only 21 Years Old, But Sometimes I Feel Like I'm Behind In Life

I'm Only 21 Years Old, But Sometimes I Feel Like I'm Behind In Life

But the truth is, I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be.


Society has always had this idea of how the future is supposed to go for everyone. Graduate high school, graduate college, get a job, get married, have kids. I always thought this was the best way to go about my life so I never complained. This is how I wanted my life to play out. Well, over the past few years, it's become more normal for people to not really follow this order of things.

I know people who had a baby before they finished high school. I know people who got married right after high school. I know people who never went to college. I know so many people who didn't follow this route to take that has been drilled into our heads since we were children.

Personally, I wanted to go to college. And that's where I am. I graduated from high school and I immediately went to college. I didn't get married and I didn't have a baby.

There's nothing wrong with the path and the order you chose to take on your life, but sometimes I look around and it makes me feel like I'm behind in my life. I feel like I should have more accomplished.

But I'm only 21, and I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be.

I'm in my last full year of college. I'll graduate with a bachelor's degree soon, so I'm not behind. I'm exactly where someone my age would be expected to be.

At my age, I shouldn't have every single detail figured out. That's not how it's supposed to be. I'm not supposed to have my own family and have a degree already. That's so unrealistic to just have everything for the rest of my life already set in stone. I'm still so young.

Like I said, it doesn't matter how we each choose to live our life. We don't have a pattern to follow. I'm a strong believer that all things happen for a reason. If I was supposed to be somewhere else, doing something else, then that's where I'd be.

But I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be, doing the things I am destined to do.

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For The Grandparents You Lost Before You Were Ready, Because You Never Can Be

We weren't ready and there is so much I wish I could tell you.


You were taken far too soon. It's not fair, I didn't have you for long enough. Why do the bad things happen to the good people?

It's been nine years and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. When you left, I had to be strong for mom because she had to take care of everything. But when it was all said and done, I was curled up in the closet crying.

It's been nine years and you've missed so much. You didn't get to see me baptized, start cheerleading, graduate high school, get my first job, or have my first real boyfriend. It hurts to know you won't see me graduate college, get married, or have kids. But, I know you are watching over from Heaven. I can always feel your presence.

It scares me because Kylie was only 6 when you left us. I worry about what she remembers. I'm scared because I can barely remember your voices. But I am thankful because I remember grandpa's love for hats, grandma's love for scrabble, and a shared love of card games. I remember big Christmases, the mess of making chicken and dumplings, running down the hall away from the tickle monster, and most of all, I remember the love you showed me. Your love was overwhelming, safe, and unfaltering.

To you Grandpa and Grandma, Ray and Joy, I miss you, I love you, I hope I do you proud. I will show the love you gave me to as many people as I can. Your memory will live on through the stories we tell and you will never be forgotten.

I'll give mom a hug and kiss for you. I know you'd give us all one. Keep watching over, OK? I love you.

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