My Selfish Years

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“Your 20s are your “selfish” years. Its a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects with you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.” — Kyoko Escamilla.

 

This evening in my late night internet adventures, I stumbled across this quote. One that I think suits my current state of mind exceptionally well. You see, I spent the first twenty years of my life doing a lot of different things for a lot of different people. I was living under my parent’s rule, I was in high school, et cetera. I was doing all of the things that you do prior to the age of twenty. And thus, I thought I knew myself. Oh, how I was wrong.

See, a lot of things started changing this past year for my life, and albeit I was 19 when I started the process, but regardless. At this point, I was finally doing things for me. I was becoming happy for me. And I decided that the next decade of my life is completely about doing just that and making myself the happiest and best me I’ve ever been.

Now, anyone who follows this blog is up to date on everything I’ve been changing in the past six months or so; that being said, I’ll refrain from the boring details. But I’ll share with you the fun things I’ve done for myself to kick of what shall be the best decade of my life.

I’ve lost ten pounds. I got my belly button pierced. (I would literally argue that is the best decision I’ve ever made). I’m lightening my hair — who knows, maybe I really will become a blonde! I’m dating, for me! And hey, you know, those nice guys I complained about for so long? Well, turns out they aren’t that bad — alright, alright, I’m still not interested in flowers and romance…but not being cheated on or degraded is nice! I’m sort of into the cougar scene. (Maybe one day there will be an update on that). I eat healthy, because my body is mine, one hundred percent mine, and why would I want to fill it with shit?!

It’s really not much so far, but I tell you, I really, really have enjoyed the start of this decade. It’s kind of nice to have figured out the big stuff before I turned twenty, and now its just all about fun and being happy. So, here’s to my happiness. Here’s to my twenties. Here’s to my selfish years, I can’t wait to see what they bring.

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