Usually when you hear about jealousy its in a bad context. Not this time.
Being in my mid-20's all of my friends are the same age, give or take a year or two. We are all at the stage in our lives where we are looking to, or are, starting our CAREERS, not just some job. As we've been graduating from college, like dominos falling since late 2008.
As most [all] of you know when I graduated I was already a mother. My career choices [or lack there of, thanks economy!] were limited, to no traveling. I
was am a single mother.
Jobs that had me traveling were out of the question. Completely. I had family help, to an extent, there was an agreement that I was not to take a job that had me traveling, as E is my child and I was/am the one to raise her.
/SN: I found out I was pregnant about a month after my 21st birthday, E was born 2 months before my 22nd. I have never really known what it was like to be a 'free 20-something'. Although I have never once regretted the decision I made to have a child, young, I have regretted marrying her biological father. endSN/
Anyways since all these graduations I have been hearing: "The world is your oyster..." Over & over. Meaning, you have the ability to achieve anything you want.
Not saying that the world isn't mine, it is to a certain extent... but this isn't about me. As much as it may sound like it is.
I am jealous of my friends/family, but in a good way. Because they aren't 'tied-down' [say with a child] they can literally go anywhere & do anything.
What an awesome feeling that must be.
I want them to succeed.
I want them to do magnificent things & have magical stories.
I want to live vicariously through them.
But most of all I want them to fulfill their dreams.
I made the big move to PA earlier this yr, I tried to be 'free', but I was unhappy. I believe once you have a child family is important. The time to be 'wild & free' is before you have children.
You've heard that once you have children, you settle down and that is true.
To My friends & family: I wish you the best on you're new endeavors. I hope you have wonderful adventures & bring back great magical stories. Don't be scared to go, just and go live, live your life while you can! We will always be here, with open loving arms for you. 'Home' is your safe place, you can always come back if things don't work, but how will you know if you don't try. I love you & want you to succeed and most importantly BE HAPPY.
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