20s Vs 30s
This started with a chat.
Can you believe where all they have put in the DM thing? Those instant messages where we want to sum up lives but end up wishing if we could meet and talk like we used to in the past. DR and I have known each other for over 10 years now and though we are in different countries, we chat on and off.
I don’t remember how we met. We worked in the same company and at the same floor but on different teams. I started taking the bus on her route to meet VT. Yeah right, that’s how we got to know each other. First, the bus conversations led to the office conversations and then they progressed to the friendship we share today. Career, life, health and relationships – we shared a lot.
So, something DR mentioned today stayed with me.
“I like the 30s more that the 20s.”
I couldn’t agree more.
The 20s for me were about uncertainties, lack of clarity and a vague feeling of what will happen next. But, the 30s gave me the strength to choose what I like, stand up for my beliefs and accept what I cannot change. Whether you call it maturity or experience of the life lived so far, I know that I am not the same 20s something PT anymore. I argue more and often. I am happier and more open now. Life is still full of uncertainties but I have accepted that there will be parts I cannot change. I feel free. On some days when I am at my optimistic self, I do feel liberated too.
I wonder why is that? Don’t we all miss our younger years and wish to turn back the time? We all think that time is running too fast but then why this liking more than the 20s?
If you are 30+ like me, what do you think about your life of 20s? Would you differ or would you agree with my thoughts? And if you are 20 something, what can I say? You have a long way to go. 😉