I guess this is the part where I introduce myself. My name is Hannah. I am 23 years old, and I am a struggling human.
No, I’m not struggling in traditional sense of the word. I live in a beautiful, safe city. I have supportive friends and family. And I have this wide open sea of opportunities stretching out in front of me where I could choose to pursue almost anything I could want to.
But I do struggle with the fact that I just don’t really know myself yet. I know there must be other people struggling with this same problem, so that’s why I am creating this blog. I want to build a community of people who can support one another when they are feeling utterly lost in that twenty-something sort of way. I also want other lost souls to know that they aren’t alone in this lost-ness.
Being a twenty-something year old with as many options as you could possible want or even dream stretching out in front of you is amazing; I can’t argue that. Many people view this stage of life and its undetermined direction as the best one. But it really doesn’t feel like it to me.
I feel lost and imprisoned in this weird, morphed state of adult/child where I still live at home, yet am considered a tax-paying, full-time working, capable and fully able adult. I would love to move out, but could I afford it? Where would I live and with whom? These are big, elusive question marks that I just don’t have the answer to. It sucks. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Its awkward.
So what I really hope to accomplish with this blog is to let people know they aren’t alone in this feeling and to have others remind me that I’m not the only one feeling this way, either. And that it’s all going to be okay. Having an un-finished degree in a concentration I am not sure I want to pursue is okay. Working full time at a job I am certain isn’t my career path or calling is okay. Still living at home and not being sure where to go yet is okay— temporarily. This is all a temporary, inconvenient part of growing up. I will get there. It’s awkward, it’s uncomfortable, but it’s okay.
I plan on just using this as a place to discuss my thoughts on a few things I feel passionately about and want to share with other people. I don’t know where I am going, but I’ll keep you posted. And maybe we can figure it out together.