It’s your mom here and I’m excited to share some lessons that I’ve learned over the years. I hope you aren’t too embarrassed by the fact that I ran a blog called “Awkward AF” back in 2020, but I won’t hold my breath.
There are many rules and expectations we learn when it comes to love. From gender roles in a relationship to the age you should get married. Most of these guidelines point you to one goal, to reproduce.
In a relationship, many of your actions impact your partner. It’s like you are in this together or something. Your partner’s concerns become your concerns.
Love is the most irrational and beautiful thing we experience in this strange world of ours. To me, love is a force. It motivates us to act in ways that go against our own interests. I don’t mean this negatively. Instead of focusing solely on ourselves, we invite someone else in. We start to care about them, resulting in a less-selfish lifestyle.
In my humble opinion, 5-year plans are silly. As I grow older, I get to know myself better. I have a better understanding of what I want in life than I did 5 years ago, and I imagine that I will have an even better understand 5 years from now. We simply keep growing, and maybe that’s all we need to ask of ourselves.
Embrace every emotion because you have the gift of feeling. It certainly keeps things interesting, right?
As a 27-year-old, I don’t pretend to be an expert at life. However, I think there is a lesson here. I believe there are many areas of life where should consider taking the scenic route. In my experience, taking the scenic route has almost always resulted in a much higher reward. In my dad’s case, taking the scenic route to Pittsburgh leaves him with a few extra dollars to buy himself a cup of coffee at Starbucks or whatever. That’s his reward! Remember, rewards can be big or small.