Am I doing OK? A lot of people like to overthink what they’re doing. I’m one of those people. It’s only natural to compare your life with others around you and others who are the same age. I blog about a lot of my life but this is quite the rain-check for me.
A couple of months ago, I hit 26 years old. Although I’m still holding onto my mid twenties title; I can’t help but feel that I’m nearer to 30 than 20. Plus, I ain’t getting younger.
Reflection is key. Reflecting is super important and helps you find out what you can improve on and more importantly, what went well. Whether you’re reflecting on relationships, work, friends, family or even basic lifestyle choices; it’s important to understand where you’ve been.
26. As I said, I’m not getting younger, so it begs the question; Am I Doing OK?
I’ve been graduated three years. Three whole years. Up until a couple of weeks ago I had been working in digital marketing. Digital marketing, for me, was great. It’s what I did my degree in and it’s a rising industry. However, since starting, there was always something missing for me. I am a people person, and whilst I was working with some amazing people in each one of my jobs, it just didn’t seem to be enough.
Sitting behind a desk when you’re outgoing and fidgety is like some form of capital punishment. Don’t get me wrong, there was loads of flexibility in terms of talking to the team, meetings and other things; but the fact of the matter is that you had to be sat in the same place for the majority of your day.
Cut to present day and I’ve just landed myself a job in field sales where I’m out and about, dealing with hundreds of different people a week, all across the North West.
So career wise, yeah I’m doing OK.
When I was younger I always imagined myself at this age to be married and have a least one child. Which for some of friends is the case. Not for me though. Single for eternity comes to mind. Nah, I’m kidding. With the expception of the odd Tinder dates (some I wish were successful and some horrific/catfishy) I’ve not been in a relationship for a long while. Without sounding too much like a Catherine Tate character; Am I Bothered? No, no I’m not.
The wedding invites are coming through thick and fast at the moment. Most of which don’t give me a +1 option (luckily). But this doesn’t spare me on to think, I’d love to be getting married, or at least be in relationship. I know a girl will come along and I’ll know it’s right but for now I’m not interested in trying to fit a square peg in a round hole (NOT a euphemism).
So relationship wise, I could be more OK.
Are you still in that rented place?
Have you still got an overdraft?
Are you still paying off your student loan?
Do you have a credit card?
Yes, yes, yes and yes. These are the answers to all of the above. I’m comfortable with money, I never leave myself short at the end of the month and lord knows I never miss a night out. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to have savings, but you know I’m still (relatively) young and I want to live it whilst I can.
I’ve always been well (touch wood), never had any major/life threatening illnesses, and only broken a couple of bones. However, the last 5 years or so I have suffered adult acne. It’s been horrible and I don’t really want to go into it too much but it’s been a struggle and hard time. Anyway, positive times as it’s now disappeared (in the main) so I feel so much more confident in myself and it’s the happiest I’ve felt in a long time!
So I’ll ask myself again, am I doing OK? Yeah, I sure am!