This year is the last year of my twenties. When I look back and try to remember what has happened over the past decade, it seems like a swarm of things happened in a blink of an eye. But in reality, 10 years is a long time.
My dad left this world as I was just entering my twenties. The unfortunate event, followed by series of heartbreak, gave my twenties a rough start. There were times I wanted to give up, but I made it through!
What happened afterwards was me leaving Jakarta to study abroad. It was the best year of my twenties. I still feel like it was yesterday when I first set foot in Bournemouth but really, it was 7 years ago!
A year later I came back with a master’s degree, high hope and full optimism. I was blessed that finding a job was not a difficult matter. “Adjusting back” was the difficult one. So, what happened next? I worked hard, travelled well, and found love. Of course there were hiccups here and there, but as Kelly Clarkson said – what does not kill you makes you stronger, and I’m still here.
Looking back, I realised that a lot has happened and I ain’t seen nothing yet! Funny thing is that a lot of people around my age like to say that they’re OLD. Society nowadays sort of force us to live life in high-speed, pushing us to do more, more, and more, because we are OLD. Long gone are the days of having fun, because we are OLD 😦
Suddenly I found myself being forced to follow the common rule. Do well in your career, make investment, buy a property, get married, make babies. It’s not the time to let loose anymore, again, because we are OLD.
But I refuse!
I refuse to call myself OLD because I am not even thirty. My sweet 87 years old grandma is OLD. My 60 years old Mum is going there, but I am not. I can’t even clearly remember all the things happened in the past 29 years of my life, it’s a long period of time, right? I’m certain that if I’m blessed with health and longevity, a lot of even more interesting events are going to happen in the next 29, 30, 40 years or my life.
I may not have my own property now, nor do I have a husband to call my own. But I’m just going to be patient and believe that when it’s time, all will fall into place.
May we all be blessed with good health, longevity, and happiness. x
P.S can you guess how old I was in this picture? 😀