There’s something about life’s milestones and the need to celebrate yourself and your journey when you reach those milestones
– Quote by someone who just wants to talk about his journey to 20.
Truth be told, that’s the only valuable reason I could give myself whilst contemplating whether or not to come up with this post. So, yes I’m 20. Not 22 or 23 or even 25 like many others have assumed. I still haven’t been able to come up with a valid reason why people never guess my age right or are amazed anytime I tell them my age but I guess it’s a good thing anyway.
Not being able to guess my age right has been really advantageous I must confess because you get to see my brilliance before knowing how many years I have spent on earth. And yes, I think I’m a brilliant young man
So, how does it feel to be 20?
Truth be told, I don’t think there’s that one word that can capture how I feel about being 20 today. I feel normal, excited, joyful and teary-eyed all at the same time.
Normal because I woke up today like any other day and pretty much did everything the same way I do those things on every other day. So, it kinda feels normal.
I’m excited because I am finally 20. You have no idea how long I waited for this day to come and it has finally come. My phone has been buzzing since midnight and like every other birthday for the past three years, my phone battery is in the “reds” already.
I’m really joyful because it’s been an awesome sail through the first 20 years of my life. I’ve been through good, bad and great times in a span of just 20 years. It makes me sometimes feel like I’ve experienced much more than is required for someone my age to.
I’m teary -eyed because I know where I’m coming from. This time last year, I felt my life was a total mess. At some point, I began to nurse suicidal thoughts. It was that terrible but one year later, it feels like that never happened. I hope to write on how I journeyed through that phase into the phase I’m in now.
I will be eternally grateful to God and every single person I have met on my life’s sojourn. At this point, I really want to mention names but I feel I will miss out on some people if I start because I have a really long list but if you are reading this, I’m telling you a big thank you.
Experience has been one of my numerous teachers. I’ve always questioned why my life’s experiences never aligned with what I expected in life. But the answer always stood right back in my face. My experiences have shaped me. One major lesson I learnt this year and I’m still learning was on LIVING. Living your life as passionately, openly and expansively as you can.
What next after 20? I keep living my life as passionately, openly and as expansively as I can.
Thanks for being with me on this journey. I Love You.
From the guy who just turned 20.