I think this is beautiful. I am a 30 year old woman who is almost done with her undergrad degree. I am not married and I do not have kids, but I am learning to be happy with who I am.
I spent so many years chasing the dreams of others while putting my own goals and dreams on the back-burner. I often felt like I had nothing to show for my time on earth. It got to the point that I was struggling so much that I forgot how to dream myself.
I am so thankful for the people who have uplifted me and believed in me throughout my struggles and helped me find paths that I might not have chosen for myself. Trying new things and being more fluid and flexible has opened my eyes and heart to a new way of living. This may almost sound contradictory… And maybe it is, but I am writing for me and not necessarily to make sense.
I have finally decided that it is time for me to choose myself. This does not mean that I am not going to be in a relationship or that I have not fallen in love. I think that it is possible to do both. The mistake I made in the past was thinking that everything needs to be all or nothing.
Balance has become less important and I have shifted to favoring priorities. My health is my top priority along with my goals, dreams, and a healthy relationship.
So when you feel pressure to push your goals to the trunk of your life remember that it is okay to choose yourself…