...is to get started. And, I know. You're probably like, really Shelby? Pinterest told me that 72 times already. I'm sorry. It's totally cliché and pulled from a motivational poster in a waiting room somewhere. But, it's true.
It means more to me now than ever. I'm embarking on this adventure my parents like to call "real life" - you know, paying bills, having responsibilities, being a part of the corporate world - that sort of thing. All of it can get overwhelming and stressful. Looking at my to-do list makes me cringe. Trust me, I know. Post-grad life is legit.
To be honest, I don't know what I'm doing 95% of the time. And, that's okay. It's okay that I have to text my mom when I need help changing my air filter. It's okay that I have to rely on Google 47 times a day on average. I'm making it up as I go, and that's okay too.
It's okay because I took the step. I got started on it. I took a step towards my goals, my plans, my dreams, and it's going to work out. It hasn't yet, and I still have a long way to go, but I'm going at least.
23 isn't easy. I'm no longer feelin' 22 (Taylor Swift sobs in the background), but at the same time, I'm not quite to the point of feeling like an actual adult either. Or, maybe I am, I'm just too busy catching up on "The Bachelor" to notice. •