“Shine bright like a diamond
Find light in the beautiful sea
I choose to be happy.”
– Rhianna, “Diamonds”
Everyone is getting married.
Everyone else is having babies.
I’m going on an adventure.
While society tells us we should graduate from college, get married, buy a house, and have a baby, I’ve made the conscious decision that society is wrong. I’m not saying these things won’t happen to me one day, they just aren’t happening on the time frame society orders them to happen. Sure, I’ve graduated college and heck, I even have my master’s degree, but I don’t think that means the next step is picking a forever home with a forever person just because I’m at the appropriate age for that to happen. I’m also not saying it is wrong for you because it happened like society said it should.
I think the big misconception in our world today is the societal order that everyone must follow. The things society says we should do aren’t wrong, they just aren’t right for everyone. And by right for everyone, I mean sometimes people actually shouldn’t do things like get married and have babies and sometimes it just means they shouldn’t do those things right now.
Once upon a time, I thought that was the path I had to follow, too.
Now, I’m living the life of the true gypsy soul I am.
And who knows, maybe that gypsy life will help me create my own societal order.
Diamonds aren’t forever but adventures are.