Middle-aged strangers are going to throw shade, don’t catch it.
I would consider myself an accomplished person, but when I think of all those generic ‘young adult’ milestones, I’ve hardly ticked any boxes.
Righto, yep, I’ll cop it, this ones on me. Perhaps I’m being carbon neutral? I.e. *gets carried away winning fake arguments and has long showers* = *doesn’t own a pollute-mobile*. But in reality, learning to drive was something I was terrified to do and thus I’ve never given it my all. Driving is such a natural part of coming of age, so I have always felt alone in being so uncomfortable with it. But I’m not alone; this hesitation is common. I just have to learn to bite the bullet. It irritates me that this is often the one skill people use to measure independence; you can still be independent on a bus! Regardless, I really should get cracking with this one.
Why?? Is this?? An issue?? Whether or not you have found your ‘other half’ is one of the main factors people consider when gaging your worth. As soon as you answer this question with a simple “no”, the question that follows is “oh… so then what are you going to name your 74 cats?” I don’t even like cats. I have so many valuable relationships in my life, so I am befuddled by the prospect that I am a lesser person for missing just the one. More than any other, this concern comes out of love. But I’ll be fine. And if not, well I guess I’ll just have to start liking cats then, won’t I?
- “Arts Student”
Oop there it is… Supposedly the bottom of the Bachelors degree hierarchy, Arts gets a bad wrap. I am constantly justifying my course choices, so I’ve become pretty darn good at it. The shorter contact hours mean that extra curricular activities are yours at the ready- hello employment! Beyond that, Arts makes you so aware of the society surrounding you. How can that be a bad thing? And also, I totally got to write an essay on Nick Jonas last semester…
All in all, you are not a Kikki-K checklist, you are a human being. Your value is ingrained in your multifaceted 10/10 personality. And you get to decide if what you are doing is fulfilling. Not a random, judgey middle-aged couple you met in a London pub (you know who you are).