Opal Siren

My life in dreams

The new 20

on September 29, 2011

In two days, I will officially be entering my 30’s. Some people have re-named this age group as the new 20. I believe it…

For starters, in my 20’s there was so much drama going on. Every little issue was magnified without any rationalization whatsoever. So many senseless arguments, tirades, boyfriend drama, school drama, friendly drama….I mean talk about DRAMA QUEEN (imagine, that used to be me when I thought I was soooo “mature”). 

My angry old lady self.

But, as I am getting older, little things do not get to me as much. I am calmer, more focused, blossoming, maturing, and I can read people’s intentions much better.

So instead of getting into a thug of war in my head, about how someone is going to react or if someone likes me or not, I can pretty much decipher that immediately. The best part about it is, that whether someone likes me or not is not relevant anymore. I SIMPLY DO NOT CARE!!!!

I think I am starting to like this new me after all. I have also noticed, that with the exception of this blog, I am not thinking of “me” all the time. Could it be that I am more giving and understanding??? Not that I was not before, but when you get older not everything is about yourself. You start to appreciate more those around you and for that I am grateful. The best part of this new decade in my life, is that I can finally feel accomplished. I am almost done with my Master’s degree. I am so close, I can literally smell the aroma in the air. Does it really matter that I did not become a millionaire, started a company or had a great career in my 20’s???? NOPE! I am very content with being a late bloomer. I probably would not have been able to handle it anyway at that stage in my life. But, I can handle it now. I am ready for my unplanned life. YES! no more planning for me. I am letting go and for once seeing where life takes me. You see, no matter how much planning and organizing and lists you make, life has its own agenda. So might as well enjoy the ride and do the best you can!!!

Did I say I am more patient with people??? Ah yes!!!! You see, the old me was never wrong, not very tactful or understanding ( I thought I was!!!). But, with maturity you come to realize that not everyone agrees or thinks like you, and that is ok. I can proudly say that I am more tolerant and understanding and not so quick to judge. Besides, I would not want someone doing it to me. Tolerance is so important. We have become so intolerant and judgemental of each other as humans beings. We are intolerant of Peanut Butter …So much for school lunches 😦  Yikes!  ….

Children, poverty, people who are not as gifted or smart as us, etc. And for what reason??? Mocking, acting proud or smarter than others because your beliefs are different will get you to one place….Loneliness.

So here is  a toast to the new 20 somethings  (Ahem!! 30 somethings) out there!!!

Yay!!! We’ve made it.

Happy Reading!!!!

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