I’m sure we’ve all had moments of panic, thinking by a certain point in our life we would’ve accomplished certain things. Maybe that was getting the dream job, we would’ve travelled the world or met the ‘perfect’ person. A lot of the time we don’t meet these expectations we have set ourselves, I can tell you just by the fresh age of 20 I have felt the pressure on occasion, mainly that I have put myself under.
Now this post comes from something a rude, drunk customer said to me while I worked over the Christmas period. He was someone the same age as me, we had been chatting for a few minutes and he then asked me how old I was and I said that I am 20 and he then replies:
‘You’re twenty and you still work in a bar?’ *insert scoff*
As if by the age of twenty I should be well on my way to a lifelong career. I am a poor university student that spends half of my time at home working as much as I can, so, yes I am still working in a bar. Regardless of my age or being a student, so what if I work in a bar? People that I work with have full time jobs and then carry on work at the club at the weekend. Why is it such a concern to anyone what jobs someone else is doing or what anyone’s doing with their life? As long as they’re not hurting anyone.
Now I know the guy was just drunk and probably didn’t mean anything by it which is why I just shrugged it off at the time but it just brought forward this issue as a whole. Feeling as though that by a certain point in our life we should have our lives together and be great and successful. At this point in my life I am just trying to get through university, I don’t want to think too far ahead, I am too young for that. As long as your doing your best and you’re happy with where you’re at then no one else should ask more from you. I don’t think at any age you will feel like you have your entire life together so just make yourself happy whether you’re still twenty working in a bar or forty-five still working in a bar.
You do you
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