October 19, 2019

When Other People’s Lives Look Sorted And Yours Doesn’t!

Slack line in the nature.“I should be married by now, everyone else is,” says one.

“I should have kids by now, all my friends do,” says another.

“I should own my own house/be mortgage free/have my retirement plan sorted/be the boss/own my own business by now,” says the third.

“I should have figured out what my passion is. Why don’t I know?! Why is it so hard for me to work it out?” says…. almost everybody.

Ah, you know. It does seem to appear that other people’s lives progress in a far more linear fashion than our own. Job. Uni. Partner. Wedding. Kids. Job. House. Promotion. Bigger house in the ‘burbs. Those standard issue round trampoline things that every single family owns. The proverbial white picket fence. And so on.

It really can seem like stuff just falls into place for everyone around us where we are left with a pile of jigsaw pieces that we can’t even see what image they make yet. Some people’s lives really do seem to progress in a manner that seems so much more straightforward than our own. Their image comes into view early. It’s obvious. All the pieces fit. And observing that typically linear progression can be a very big stick for many of the rest of us to beat ourselves with.

The thing is, some of us just take a more scenic route in life. And I think that’s totally okay. More than okay, in fact. Increasingly okay. Life has got less rigid and controlled the more this millennium has unfolded.

Read on to find out more.