Yesterday I turned 26 and I've been having a lot of mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, age is just a number and I still get told constantly that I look about 18, but on the other hand the fact that I'm closer to 30 than I am to 20 is absolutely terrifying. Sometimes I feel like I haven't accomplished as much as I should have by this point - should I have gone to a better school, should I have tried harder to get internships, etc - but then I remind myself that if I had done things differently, I probably wouldn't have had all of the same amazing experiences that I've had in my life thus far. I consider myself to be very lucky to have been all of the places that I have and to have met all of the people that I have, and I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason.
I don't necessarily feel that I need to be at a certain point in my life by a certain age, especially just because others my age are already settled into jobs and relationships and such, but to be completely honest I can't really think of anything worse. Of course, that's great for some people and I applaud their success & stability, but I guess everyone has to do things at their own pace. At this point, I still feel (and act) like I'm about 21, so for now I just want to keep having fun and traveling and doing things that I love to do and whatever happens happens. Maybe one day I'll stumble into a career path that involves all of those things. It's crazy how fast things can change, so I guess I'll just have to wait and see.