Purposeful adventures

“I’m ready to shed my carefree days for more purposeful adventures”

I don’t know whether it’s really our generation, or because my peers are all in this certain stage in their lives (including myself), or the fact that I’m surrounded by such ambitious people. But these days everyone seems to be fighting to make their dreams a reality; getting their head out of the clouds and getting their feet moving on the grounds towards their unforeseeable future.

I spent last weekend at the beach with my blockmates where we spent hours on end discussing the media/communication industry, our eventual place in it and how we’re planning on getting there and leaving our mark. We’re barely hitting our twenties and already so many people have a head start while others are still trying to catch up and figure it out. It seems that now the younger we are the more driven we’ve become. It’s slightly ironic how at 19 I already feel the pressure from the “competition.”

I love seeing my friends accomplish their dreams but honestly, sometimes their successs scares the shit out of me. They are a living and breathing example of dreams being realized. It’s an in-your-face kinda feeling, mockingly saying that you can do the same yet haven’t. But you want to.

Is it me or are quarter life crises replacing mid-life crises?

There’s a Zen Buddhist saying in Eat, Pray, Love about how an oak tree is brought into creation by 2 forces. Firstly, the seed which holds all the promise and potential which grows into the tree. Secondly it’s the future tree itself which wants so badly to exist that pulls the acorn into being. Essentially it is the oak tree that creates the very acorn from which it was born.

Given all my insatiable desires and everything that has been happening these past couple of months it’s comforting to think that somewhere out there my future self is cheering me on, flirting with the Gods to get me a date with opportunity so that I may actualize into the person patiently waiting for my past and present self to arrive.

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8 thoughts on “Purposeful adventures

  1. Rica, I have to say I can really relate to this post and in effect, to you. Especially being a spectator to your friends’ successes.

    Your time will come soon enough! :D

    • Keeeena!

      Thanks. I think a lot of people can relate actually and it’s something i’ve been talking a lot about with all sorts of people. Because we’re so career minded already does that mean we’re getting old? Or is that really the mindset of our generation and the ones after that.

      I’m hoping mine will come soon too! Fingers crossed :)

  2. “I love seeing my friends accomplish their dreams but honestly, sometimes their successs scares the shit out of me. They are a living and breathing example of dreams being realized. It’s an in-your-face kinda feeling, mockingly saying that you can do the same yet haven’t. But you want to.”

    I LOVE this!

  3. Well, I don’t feel like I’m mocker-worthy (?)! Hahaha. This entry, that line especially, inspired me to write another post! But anyway Rica, you just gotta give it a little more time. You got a lot of things now, don’t you? Work on those, and soon enough, everything right will be coming your way!

    • You’re very mock-worthy my dear! Everything that has been happening to you and the payoff to your hard work may scare the shit out of me but it also inspires me in a lot of ways. Yeah, a lot of things lined up on my plate right now. Hopefully it all works out soon enough. Thanks :)

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