“How could it be? 20 something, all long still. Not a thing in my name. Ain’t got nothing, runnin’ from love only know fear. That’s me, Miss 20 Something.”
This song is a spiritual, ok?! I know your spirit feels it deep down. SZA wrote this for girls and boys. She is talking to me and you. We are all here trying to figure "it" out. Your process won't mirror someone else's, so in the meantime just chill.
You are probably just like me, graduated from college, now what's next? People are constantly asking you, "So, what you got planned...where are you working?" And, at that point you're wishing they would find them some business of their own. I get it, trust me. I currently have nothing in my name.
SZA was speaking directly into my soul when she said that. I am in a constant battle with where I am in life and where I envision myself to be in the future. Honestly, sometimes I wish I could just ride the wave and enjoy my now.
Your 20's is the era of new love, breakups, heartaches, and heartbreaks.
You are finding yourself and figuring out this thing called love. Your heart may be broken and you feel like love isn't worth it, but it is always worth it time and time again, even if it's with someone new. A break up is not the end of your life, contrary to how it may feel. It is temporary. You both love each other, but you are constantly trying to maneuver around the "hard stuff", running from love. You are ignoring what truly matters, being one. You will not have all of the answers, but things will come together.
Maybe you are out on your own and you feel misguided. Maybe you want to quit, because your pockets are filled with plenty of dust and lint. I GET IT.
You are not alone and you have more 20 Something's in your corner. I swear no one warned you about this stage. You spent years in school, just to be thrown out into this world jobless, with a ton of rejections emails. Your family invested into your degree and you only want to make them proud...you will.
“-Livin’ so good, livin’ so good, livin’ so good. This time next year I’ll be livin’ so good. Won’t remember no pain, I swear. ”
Your 20 Somethings is not setting you up for failure. It is setting the tone for the rest of your life. You are going to be living the life, you hear me? Everything you want now is on its way. Don't let anyone influence you into thinking you are behind, because you set your own pace.
This generation will have you thinking being a millionaire will happen overnight.
Social media will convince you that 20 Something is too young to marry and grow a family. It will convince you that in order to be happy, you must live a lavish life. If you go by some of the things you see around you, your stars will take longer to align.
Enjoy your now and live according to you. Relax, it's coming. I'm right here with you. Good luck on your 20 Somethings.
“God Bless them 20 Somethings. God bless, oh God bless, oh God bless, oh.”
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