How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

The first thing I saw on my phone this morning was a text from a friend that began “How to Ruin Your Life.” How is that for a message from the universe? … When I clicked through and read the attached article I was inspired, awakened, motivated, and thankful. Then “Whoomp There It Is” came on the radio and I knew it was going to be a kick ass kind of day.
Anyway, I had to pass on this great wisdom to you, and wish you a kick ass kind of day as well!

Thought Catalog

Erin KellyErin Kelly

Understand that life is not a straight line. Life is not a set timeline of milestones. It is okay if you don’t finish school, get married, find a job that supports you, have a family, make money, and live comfortably all by this age, or that age. It’s okay if you do, as long as you understand that if you’re not married by 25, or a Vice President by 30 — or even happy, for that matter — the world isn’t going to condemn you. You are allowed to backtrack. You are allowed to figure out what inspires you. You are allowed time, and I think we often forget that. We choose a program right out of high school because the proper thing to do is to go straight to University. We choose a job right out of University, even if we didn’t love our program, because we…

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