I too, remember when I was younger and thought that I was meant to have it all figured out at a certain age.
I remember looking at the world with judgmental eyes. Convinced that ambition and tenacity would carry me to every goal because I work hard and that it would pay off – always!
I remember being naive. Not knowing that experience and life lessons would bring me to my knees over and over again, break my fears, push me to scale walls and challenge me mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
I didn’t know then that I could fall in love with so many things at the same time. Fall out of love and get my heart broken by best friends, never mind boyfriends. I didn’t know that my happiness was meant to be priority. That feeling safe goes beyond physicality. That my health comes first. Learning that grounding is just as important as day dreaming. That my heart can smile and that I should dance freely with the gifts presented in the little things.
I applaud that I know them now. I stand proud in my present because the journey has not ended.
You will keep learning about yourself. Anothers timing is not your own. Your journey is your gift alone. Walk freely in it as you were always meant to.