If it was the summer of 2012, the 16 year old me would be having fun, probably out in the streets, going around with his friends, playing video games all day, could sit and stare at the walls for hours, being stress free & all he’d worry about? Hydration, cause it’d be hot af outside.
It is, however, the summer of 2016.
The 20 year old Arian would only describe his summer as hot and stressful. That’s the thing about growing up. Not all the changes are in you. Things around you change too and changes are not always good. A year ago on this day, I was probably trying to win the premier leauge on FIFA 15 with Sheffield Wednesday. 365 days later, I am sitting on my couch trying to figure out; what am I gonna do with my life?
All the things that werent considered my problems a few months ago, are all suddenly my problems today. Loan, money, bank accounts, school, jobs, isnurance, tax, bills, due dates, health, etc. etc.
There is no point in complaining tho, since we all have to transform into adults one day, but just saying, this transformation is real. And it happens in a blink of an eye. And it will hit you so hard, you’ll stay down for a good couple of months.
But of course, this staying down is not permanent. There is a come back for all of us, sooner or later surely. It depends on how we are good at keeping up with the pace of things around us. Once you get used to this pace and intensity, you’re good to go. You know, like that scene in Matrix when after a few minutes of fighting, Neo blocks Agent Smith’s punches with one hand!
I haven’t yet.
Still waiting to get used to it.
But I’ll admit, I accepted it. This is life now. And it will be like this, for a good couple of decades. If I chose this path, I can’t complain.
I suggest you get used to your transformation too. Certainly there’s nothing else you can do about it. Complaining is not an option. Bitching is never a solution.
Stay on top of things 🙂
Arian J. Salari