Today I turned twenty-four. It’s an overcast, windy day. It doesn’t feel like my birthday, nor do I feel like i’m any older.
Each year has been so different from the previous one, and I have no idea where this journey is taking me. Back in high school I had very different expectations of the twenties. I thought I would have had my own house, perhaps a wife and so on.
As of yet, I have neither, but I wouldn’t describe it as a defeat, for I still feel so young. Your twenties are a blurry line between childhood and adulthood. It’s a time to explore your freedom, to step out of your comfort zone and define yourself.
For me, it has been a roller-coaster of ups and downs, of back and forth. I tried my hand at university, a grueling four year endeavor, of which many a times I thought I had been defeated, however I managed to overcome the challenge and graduated.
I also got into a serious relationship, of which I thought she was the one. But as unexpectedly as it had started, it ended.
And now dear reader, I am starting a new year. 2017, with the door of possibilities open again. What battles and blessings I shall face is uncertain, but I look forward to them.
Lullabies, look in your eyes,
Run around the same old town.
Doesn’t mean that much to me
To mean that much to you.
I’ve been first and last
Look at how the time goes past.
But I’m all alone at last.
Rolling home to you.
So keep sailing on.