Turning 26

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My 26th birthday was on the 6th of December. Don’t be mad if I didn’t tell you about it, I never really make a big deal or tell a lot of people about it. The people who know about it, know about it. The people who don’t, just don’t. I’m not one to throw a big party either. I would much rather have 1 on 1 dinners with close friends to just spend time with each other.

What I hate about being 26, besides the fact that next year i’ll be entering my late 20’s, is that I kind of feel like i’ve failed in a way. Now, I know that i’m not really a ‘failure’ and that I shouldn’t dwell on what I don’t have yet and blah blah blah. Indulge me.

I don’t really believe in University degrees. Context: I don’t believe in University degrees for someone pursuing an internet based career. I mean if you want to become a doctor or a lawyer then by all means go get a degree, but other then that I wouldn’t bother. That being said, I wasn’t really interested in post secondary right after high school. I casually went to college and worked in retail for 4 years because I didn’t know what I wanted to do for a living. I kind of wish I went to school earlier, started my career earlier, built experience earlier… but at the same time I’m pretty happy about where I am right now. I mean, i’m (not that) young and am working in the field that I went to school for and am starting to make a name for myself. Looking back, this year wasn’t as bad as I thought it was. In a way, it was probably necessary. Cheers to 2013.

3 Comments

  1. Eliz says:

    “pretty happy where i am right now.” Fuck. Yes. :)

  2. Alexis says:

    We’re around the same age and I’m having a similar quarter life crisis. It’s just that… as a child, when I pictured my life at 25, it was nothing like this. I know what you mean by feeling like a failure lol.

    1. vanessa says:

      Did you ever write a letter to yourself in the future? When I was 17 I wrote a letter to my 25 year old self and I was nothing close to where I thought I would be. Haha

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