I never realised until recently how much hold up I had over age and how it’s affected decisions I’ve made. I suppose I could say this is similar to living up to expectations (previous blog.) I have no idea if I am the only one but I can truthfully say I have had thoughts such as ‘should i enjoy reading at 23, is that ‘cool,’ ‘should I enjoy nights in more than nights out sometimes’ and ‘should I be further in life than I am now.’ Social media plays a huge role in the pressure I have felt previously, comparing myself to others. When I saw other people my age buying a house, finishing a degree or travelling I use to question my own life and choices, whether they were good enough. I attended University for six months to then realise It wasn’t for me, it was so I felt I was progressing forward, to please others (I thought). I’ve recently learned everyone’s life’s are working at different paces and have different chapters, this doesn’t mean they are any better than you or you are any better than them. I’ve realised I am not here to impress others or just by having a degree does that make me a better person. Never compare yourself, they aren’t you, you are YOU. People are in this world for different reasons.