LATE NIGHT RIDE IN TWENTIES
I hope you know that this post is about being in the late twenties so that you can call your friends, set up your tent, get some bottles of your favourite drinks and enjoy with me.
I will not rub how old I am on your faces, let’s just stick with the late twenties hence the title “Late Night Ride In Twenties.”
I won’t be selfish on this, you know how we run P(s) like this? I tell you my story as you come along with me, you tell me yours in the comment box. Nice plan, isn’t it? Give me a Hi-5!
What’s not to write about in cruising one’s late twenties ride when you are few kilometres away from the milestone of being 30 years of age. Hey! don’t look at me with those old eyes. Lmao*
You can bet it’s been a fantastic ride for me. The journey was rough at THIS POINT but I was able to figure things out THIS WAY. As we go along in this journey, I will implore us to be motion-oriented rather than being speed conscious. It is my desire that we make meaningful movements instead of running for no just cause.
In this late-night ride, I have learnt to be aware of the following factors in my life:
TIMING AND PLACE
As uneasy as each phase of life claims to be, I can say that I have enjoyed the grace of being at few right places at the right time. Even though it’s a peephole opportunity it has opened for me but you know my mantra by now; “the way to it is the way through it.”
My strong belief about the peephole opening to a larger door remains unshaken and I am ready to explore all my possibilities out there.
COMPARISON AND COMPETITION
If anyone is still found in the stench of comparing him/herself with peers, I am afraid it’s a tough one. I can’t imagine how breaking forth promises to be. The demeaning thing comparison knows how to do is to stick its victims to the basic side of life. While you are struggling to do better than someone, I am sorry to break this to you – you won’t ever do any better.
The person remains your yardstick for achievement as long you let him/her. It becomes more unfortunate if the person you are comparing and competing with is unaware of or chooses to ignore you. Damn!!!!
Ask me if I compare? Yes, I do. I compare my today self with my yesterday self. My old self is in a competition with my new self to do better in my future self.
PEACE OF MIND
What are you doing in your late twenties if peace of mind doesn’t come as a voluntary action to you? If you are reading this, I expect you to be in full control of your mental state as such that it gears towards having absolute peace of mind.
Mid-twenties downwards are no doubt our troubled years when one gets tempted in almost all the vital areas of life; finances, family, friends, career and spirituality.
If after passing through this furnace and you still have a force stronger than your peace of mind, sighs, all will be well.
I won’t leave this point without telling you to put your peace of mind and mental stability above all things as selfish as possible. Need I state that you are allowed to get rid of anything or anyone standing in the way of achieving this treasure?
Talk about me, I am also in the process of nurturing my peace of mind more than ever.
I want to confess that this is the newest thing that’s happened to me in my late twenties. Obviously, I have put a lot of close people before me and that has driven me through dangerous slopes. My way of changing the narrative is to love myself more than I have ever done, accept the entirety of my being, embrace my flaws, then I can love and understand other people.
This has got to be the most technical activity in my late twenties because in loving myself so much, I am yet selfless, oriented about other people’s welfare and very approachable.
At This Age, I Get Things Done, I Choose Myself, I Accept Myself Entirely, I Reflect Love All Round And You Will Still Get The Best Of Me. Thank You Very Much.
— Sa'eedah Imam (@saeedah30th) September 17, 2019
Enough of boring you with all the long talks but I hope you were able to digest a bit from it? Now let me take you through the eventful celebration of my late twenties birthday. It lasted for a couple of days.
PRE-BIRTHDAY HANGOUT WITH COLLEAGUES AND FAMILIES
WORKING ON MY BIRTHDAY NIGHT
If you are also in your late twenties, even if mid or early twenties, please tell me more about life in that phase…