Would my 22-year-old-self be proud of my 32-year-old-self?
I spent my 20s preparing for my 30s. Now that I'm in my 30s I want to go back to my 20s. I can't be the ONLY 32-year-old female feeling like I should be further in my career by now, right? Am I the only one that feels like I should be more financially secure?
I am not just talking to the 30-something-mothers or the 30-something-wives. I know there are some single women out there in their 30s who are wondering if they have done enough, been to enough places, seen enough things, accomplished enough tasks on their lists and paid off enough of the student loans... right?
Am I the only 32-year-old woman who wonders if the life I'm living is what I have dreamed of living?
I think about celebrity business women and I wonder if I could do what they are doing. I don't dream about having all of the money in the world, but I dream about feeling accomplished.
Accomplished. At the age of 32 years old, I still don't feel accomplished. Even with 2 degrees, a healthy family and a great job, I still feel as if there is more out there.
My 20s were all about getting an education and getting experience. Now that I'm 32, I'm still wondering what I'm supposed to be doing during this decade. Is this the decade of the BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT? If it is, what is it?
I have read so many open letters to "my 22-year-old-self" or to "my 16-year-old-self." I'm more curious to know if my 16-year-old-self or my 22-year-old-self would proud of my 32-year-old-self.