Being Lost in Your 20’s: 21 year old Pt.2

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a great week!

Today I decided to do a part 2 for Being Lost in Your 20’s: 21 year old, because I had written something else only a few days after my previous post that I wanted to share.

So, without further ado, here is part 2:


12/25/15:

Today I was thinking more about my future (what else it new?). Anyways, one thing that kept coming back was the idea of loving myself. More and more people keep combating society’s idea of the ultimate being who’s perfect in every way. This concept known as “Loving yourself just the way you are.”

I always thought that this concept was overused and cheesy, but then today I kept thinking all these negative thoughts about myself. Finally, I stopped and asked myself a very important question:

“Why?”

Why was I so negative towards myself all the time? Why did I find it so hard to love myself when there’s plenty about me to love? 

I mean, I have my own fair share of flaws, but so does everyone else. So then, why is it so much easier to look past everyone else’s flaws and not my own?

Although I can be moody, and quiet, and sometimes more rude and blunt than I mean to be, doesn’t mean I can’t love my other qualities as well.

My ability to be more empathetic (Note: I think I meant sympathetic, whoops), towards others, especially as I age. My passions for reading and writing, that help me guide, question and form my own ideas and beliefs about the world. The fact that I have a supportive family who loves me and is willing to help me when I need it. The loyal friends I have, who are there for me whether it’s to have fun, or when I need to let it out.

It’s so easy to let the negative thoughts consume you, especially during huge transitions in your life. When you feel even more lost and confused than ever, while everyone else seems to have it together. When you lose sight of what’s really important to you as you try to become successful in the eyes of society, but not necessarily what you define as success, 

Being able to combat these pressures and negativity is a constant struggle, and it’s why being able to love yourself throughout this chaos and confusion is extremely important. 

Never lose sight of what is important to you, and don’t reduce yourself down to a cell of flaws and human flesh, because you’re so much more than that.

You’re always so much more than that.


 

Since it’s been almost four years since I’ve written these posts, some of my thoughts have expanded and changed during that time. I want to write some response pieces to these (Which I hope I can get to next week, fingers crossed!).

Anyways…

That’s all I have for today. Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great weekend!

 

Erin

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3 thoughts on “Being Lost in Your 20’s: 21 year old Pt.2

  1. You’re intelligent with looks to match. Don’t be down on yourself!

    I had more mid life crisis’s before I was 23 than most people have their entire lives… you got this!

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    1. Thank you, much appreciated 🙂
      I’m definitely in a better place now at 25 than I was at 21, that’s for sure! Still thinking over how I want to do what I want to do with my life (if that makes sense 🤣) but part of that is getting the guts to go through with it and commit!

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      1. You’re still young yet. Lots of time to think everything through.

        I won’t keep bugging you. Have an awesome night!

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