Taking a Stand and Being Selfish

I discovered a quote recently which has resonated within me and because of it I want to try and change a couple of things.

“Your twenties are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.”  – Kyoko Escamilla

This is the quote I am on about. It’s all about your twenties – a decade I have been in now for about 1 year and a half and I am lost. I have no idea what I want to do and I always thought I was at the age where I should know what my future is going to be. Some days are great: I complete everything I need to do and feel certain about my future. Other days I can barely open my laptop and feel like I’m in way over my head trying to look for internships when they might just end up not being what I thought they were or failing my degree completely and being alone with a lot of debt and no opportunities to get ahead or even stay on track

Seeing this quote completely changed my attitude.  

This quote is for myself and others like me who are too scared to stand up for what they believe in. This quote is for those who forget how much time left they have after their twenties are over. This quote is for me and I’ve realised I need to start listening to it.

I’ve realised there is no track to follow, no right or wrong answer that will determine the rest of your life. I’ve realised I am a pushover and I need to stand up for what I believe in and what I want to do, not side track my thoughts and apologise for something just because one other person is judging me for it because, for that one person, they’re are a lot more there to support you and your decision, and you may forget to acknowledge or overlook because, in this day and age, we’re too busy focusing on the negatives.

It’s time to put the focus on me, positivity, what I believe in and what I want to do. It’s gonna be hard I don’t doubt that for a moment, but I know it’ll be worth it and I want to look back at my final year of university and not regret a thing.

I want to look after myself.

I want to be happy and stop obsessing about what others are thinking when they look at me.

I want to be selfish

I want to travel to as many corners of the world as possible.

I want to get internships in different industries to see which one is right for me.

I don’t want to settle.

I don’t want to pretend to agree when I don’t.

I don’t want to settle down into a career straight away and then 5 months down the line realise how much I hate it.

And I don’t want to do something just because it’s going to please someone else. You shouldn’t either.

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