I Am Too Young to Settle Down
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I Am Too Young To Settle

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I Am Too Young To Settle

In the wake of some quick yet necessary change in my life, I have learned that I am too young to settle down. I recently realized the amount of myself that I give to others whom I care about, and it's a lot.

I apply the term settling down to all aspects of my life: love, work, friends, school, faith, and everything in between. When you stop growing you don't necessarily digress you just settle into place.

Though it may be comfortable it may not be what's best.

Growing up I made a hilarious life plan for myself that simply included needing to meet and marry my soulmate by the time I graduated. We'd find someplace to call our home and start a family. In this scenario, I never gave my career a second thought. I didn't once think seriously about the job I wanted.

I don't want this to come across as shade or knocking other people's choices because it's your life and follow whatever path you feel drawn to go down.

Through volunteer work and an awesome internship, I found my way and it was challenging but such a great learning experience. Settling for anything else would not have led me to my passion.

After I found my passion, I realized that the energy and time needed to go into achieving my goals is going to take a lot. So I don't need things holding on to me or making me doubt myself. I also need to be able to pack up and go if that's what opportunity demands of me.

I see people so full of potential and promise to make big changes in the world hide for the sake of doing what people want them to do. Or to just stay in the box because that is the safe option.

To quote Cindi Lauper, "Not me I want to be the one in the sun" cause this girl wants to have fun.

Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to settle down but doing it now would not feel right. There are a time and a place to stop pushing yourself, but your early twenties isn't the place.

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