I had grand ideas of what wisdom I might impart from the first quarter of my life, clever antidotes from foolish years of mayhem and anxieties about entering into the adult chapter of my life but I have officially been celebrating my 26th birthday abroad for one hour which has been spent in the common room of a Barcelona hostel brimming with youthful overstimulated kids and I can tell you that I am more ecstatic than a raver to not belong in the under 25 category any longer.
I would love to go postal and charge the foosball table they are using for some made up drinking game only to use every ounce of muscle to flip it over smashing every last plastic player and relish in their faces of disappointment and disbelief. Ironically Cypress Hill’s Insane in the Membrane is blaring through the speakers. Yes god, I see you there laughing along at your clever plan to epitomize this all too satirical moment in my life, good one, FTW!
I recognize a younger version of myself in their antics, always working to fit in, aiming for the acceptance of others and craving to find comfort in their own skin. Well kids I’ve got news for you, today isn’t that day and tomorrow isn’t looking good either and in fact what you seek will be a constant battle.
It turns out that what makes you happy, what makes you… you and the people that encompass who you are will change, constantly. So my golden nugget of wisdomis (shut up, I know that’s not a real word) advice is to evolve along with yourself, embrace who you may be whether that is a cologne loving, bridge jumping, rule breaking, tapas hating, beer toasting, mascara wearing, sarcastic blonde.
Because I am. So fasten your seat belt, ignore the exits and get ready for some turbulence.