I am at that age where it’s normal for everyone to be getting married, buying houses and having kids. While I have never been one to plan my “life stages” out (Married by 30, kid by 35, etc.) I have recently been feeling like I’m behind. It’s normal to feel this way when everyone around me is progressing and I seemed to have stalled. It leaves me impatient and angry that I may not be doing things right. Finally the other day I found myself taking a step back and looking at my life as a whole.
I have a career in advertising which I was lucky enough to start in 2013. I am able to pay off my student loans each month without a problem. Even being able to throw a little extra each month at them to pay them off quicker has been incredible. My savings officially looks like a savings account which I don’t touch unless needed. (Cars, car repairs, home things, etc.) I can actually good a healthy dinner for more than just myself. All of these things I have done since college pretty much on my own. But Judd was always by my side with encouragement.
We got married when I was 25. If you would’ve asked me at 20 if I thought I’d be married by 25 I would have said no and probably laughed at the thought. Then I met Judd. We became a team even when we first started dating. We studied together, helped each other cook dinners and even had a bucket list of things we accomplished together. The team mentality never changed even after almost 6 years together.
You see I feel very lucky for everything that I’ve done. I may not own a home or be preparing for motherhood but I know that my place in life is right where I am. One day we will find our permanent place of residency, buy a home and start a family but right now this journey we are on is right where we need to be. Learning to appreciate my place in life hasn’t been easy. But it’s essential in growing up. I’ve got to be patient with the process and progress of life and know that things will come in due time.