As I work on pursuing my dreams I am organically distancing myself from anything that stands in the way of my ideal future. Mine includes an on going list of published books, selling my photography and travelling, all while having a stable income. That’s the thing with us Millennials, we are so motivated. The media is publicising extravagant lifestyles constantly everyday and nobody wants to get left behind. I am beginning to realise that it is ok to be a little selfish in your 20s.
S E L F I S H
I am and always will be a considerate person. I am not encouraging you to be self-absorbed but to simply acknowledge that it is ok to put you first. There is nothing wrong with having an end goal and vowing not to let anything or anyone deter you from that. I can admit, it takes a little selfishness at times to stay on the right path. I’m 23, old enough to make my own decisions yet still young enough to make mistakes, learn from them and enjoy the party of life. This year I am not giving any time to things that do not have a lasting and positive impact on me. As a teen I was very much focused on how other people felt, how I was making them feel and how my actions were being perceived. You don’t stop being a caring person but there comes a time when must make yourself a priority in order to make your dreams a reality.
Tell me if it's just me but I feel like I am running out of time, birthdays, christmases and summers are passing by and I am having mini heart attacks wondering if I am still in the same place I was last year and why. I finally understand why my mum would always shout ‘There isn’t enough hours in the day’. Working two part-time jobs, freelancing, blogging and making time for friends and family led me falling short in at least two categories at a time. I struggled with prioritising because in my mind everything was equally important. Losing focus and tiredness pushed me to honestly put things into perspective. I stopped working for free and doing inconvenient favours for friends, I only met up with those who made time for me and once my to-do list was complete. This life change was like a breath of fresh air. It soon became clear that my blog and photography needed to be my priority, after all they are the end goal.
END GOAL > PRIORITY
Can you relate to being a little selfish on your 20s or do you now recognise that you need to be? Comment below when you realised you needed to focus on yourself a little more and I'll see you back here soon.
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