At 25 I see my school mates getting married. Engaged at the very least. I’m ten days away from stepping into that pool of official adulthood in my country. And here I am, sitting at my internship, typing out a note to strangers worldwide.
I don’t have a degree, a job, a relationship, or enough money to buy myself pity food.
I have achieved nothing, I haven’t even had the confidence of watching a movie alone.
So, I will come up with an excuse, because “I just don’t like working here” isn’t a polite reason. I will pack up later in the afternoon, go to the nearest movie hall, and watch Black Panther.
Why? Because I haven’t done that yet. And my very close friend told me that that’s a movie you need to avoid distractions. I have never been a distraction to anyone let alone myself.
So in the next 10 days, Before I turn into an adult. I would like to do things, that would better prepare myself to be stronger and far more independent than I’ve been told I am.
You can never be too strong. Too prepared. You will always have opportunities to grow. Even though the tasks won’t be as commendable as changing the World. But I’m starting with changing myself.
The World gets bigger and harsher day in and day out. Why waste experiences only because you do not want to be stared at.
Just pretend they’re staring at you not because you’re alone at a movie on a Tuesday. But because they find you commendable.
I know a lot of people have done this before me. And I’ve always been in awe of them. Your own company can be a blessing or a curse.
Here’s hoping I find out today.
My 10 days till 25 is going to be empowering if nothing else.