Originally published on Oct 29, 2016.
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In pursuit of a successful future and a googleable name, most of us lose joy in the present.
Adulthood seems to be a long list of goals and to-dos, that most of us sacrifice the present which is all we may ever have for a future we might not live to see.
“I’ll be happier when I lose weight and move to a better neighbourhood”
In my career as Head of Communications at MEST, I meet and talk to successful twenty-somethings all the time. Young adults with impressive goals but who still feel anxious, burnt out, depressed most of the time.
Most of us are too busy to enjoy the things we work hard for, and regardless of what level we arrive at, can’t seem to shake off the feeling that there’s more to life.
What do you do when you have all that you’ve dreamed of and are still not happy?
From my experiences and others’, I have come to learn 3 things:
- No matter how much money we make, we’ll never have enough
- No matter where we travel to, we can never get out of our heads
- No matter how many likes, retweets or favorites we get on social media, we can never escape the soul-crushing loneliness that comes when you have no one to share your real-life triumphs and struggles with
Honesty is my brand.
And that’s why I’ve created this website –– to be an honest place, a safe haven and resource for driven twenty-somethings who are doing good but don’t feel good. Young adults who are constantly stressed and tired because nothing seems fun anymore.
Young career men and women who are successful by everyone’s standards but theirs because their obsession with perfection makes the everyday small victories seem meaningless. The ones who have attained success so young they have no one to share their unique experiences with.
We teach what we need to learn.
They say we teach what we need to learn and that’s what I hope to do with my personal stories and posts on this site. I will not dish out advice or answers to life’s tough questions. I’ll simply share my experiences, frustrations, triumphs, and goals as I try to make it through each day with laughs, joy, hope, and progress.
Life is made of days, and how we spend our days is how we spend our lives.