Http://wwwmegablogcomcom/418051320
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Http://wwwmegablogcomcom/418051320

Bye, Bye Twenty

Twenty.

Twenty sucks.

People always say,

“You are too young to get married.”

“You are too old to not be thinking of your future.”

“You are too young to order a martini.”

“You are too old to order off of the children’s menu.”

“You are too young to have babies.”

“You are too old to play in the bounce houses.”

You are too old, you are too young, you are too BLAH BLAH BLAH.

You people exhaust me.

Twenty has given me the hopes of a marriage, a broken heart, my GPA has dropped, my weight has gone up, I have gone through a short period of depression, my orthodontist told me I need to get braces again (what a nightmare that would be), and I am pretty sure I have shrunk.

Twenty, you REALLY suck!

THANK GOD twenty is over! How depressing was that to read? That was my thought process when I was twenty. I was constantly thinking about all of the negatives. I cried more than I laughed and I frowned more than I smiled.

Never frown more than you smile, it triggers wrinkles.

Today is my half birthday and I am officially twenty and half!

(Half birthdays are something I will never be too old for.)

I have recently blogged about happiness. I have also recently learned that encouraging people to be happy is easy when YOU ARE happy. Unfortunately, or fortunately…I’m not sure which one to use…my blogs about happiness have forced me to find the good in the toughest situations that I have recently experienced. I can’t tell people to be happy while I am sad…that’s not fair to anyone, especially myself.

I used to come across as this optimistic, friendly person, but in all honesty, I was selfish and materialistic.

Admitting this is embarrassing, but sometimes it is good for you to pick on yourself. I have always been all about material things, and I’m not saying that I don’t still enjoy diamonds, shoes, handbags, and more…because I do! I just think that my problem has always been that I cared more about those things than the things that matter the most, such as love, laughter, and kindness.

Here is the bad part…I used to tell my ex-boyfriend a quote from one of my favorite movies,

“A woman in lust wants chocolate, a woman in love wants diamonds.” And then I would follow by saying, “And I sure do love you!”

I just thought I was being sweet by telling him I loved him…good thing I am not twenty anymore…I was selfish back then!

OKAY you guys, I am obviously still twenty, but telling myself that I am no longer in that stage in my life, and that twenty and a half is going to be better, makes me feel good! It is my own way of coping and starting over.

Here’s a challenge. Give your depression, your selfishness, your WHATEVER a deadline and turn that frown upside down because no body has time for faster appearing wrinkles!

I have met my deadline and I am ready for a new beginning.

So, as I sit here and raise a glass of wine…okay, okay… a glass of water, I am toasting to 20.5! Here is to the best half of twenty because the best is ALWAYS yet to come!

As one of my favorite writers once said, “Be grateful. Be generous. Be giddy.”

All right you caught me, that is my quote…but it sure is a good one!

XOXO

Meg


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Being Spontaneity
If you’ve ever read a book The Yes Man (seen the film which isn’t nearly as good) you’ll know a thing or two about being spontaneous. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it is the story of a man who decides to say “yes” more often and…
By: Gemma Bailey in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Mar 24, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Happiness Means Live In The Now. Do Not Be Limited By Your Past!
What is happiness? We all think we know but when you try and define happiness it is very difficult as it means something different to each person. As a life coach I find consistently though that to be happy you have to accept the past, learn what you can from…
By: Tonette Kelly in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   May 04, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Making Your Kids’ Party A Blast With Party Inflatables
Entertainment is the more difficult thing to think through for a party when you are hosting a bunch of kids When planning for your dearest kid’s party, entertainment is the more difficult thing to think through. Since bunch kids are the main guests for any children’s party, keeping them entertained…
By: Zoe Myers in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Mar 13, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

Some Common Pranks
Pranks are supposed to be harmless fun. One party gets surprised, while the other party has a good laugh. Normally, no one is hurt by pranks, and both parties remain friends and go on with their lives. One common prank is the senior prank that high school seniors pull shortly…
By: Hollie E. Townsend in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Jul 23, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

What I Do
With many people, it is easy to tell what they do for a living. They wear a uniform that shows what line of work they are in, such as security, construction, or a business field of some sort. Unlike these people, I do not wear a uniform. Instead, I often…
By: Hollie E. Townsend in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   May 24, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Enjoy Monsoons, The Healthy And Happy Way!
Now that the monsoons are here, aren’t we all just waiting to run out the door and dance in the rain? It’s such a relief to be rid of that sweltering summer heat and just enjoy the pleasant coolness that the rains bring along with them. But hold on, before…
By: niks1 in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Jun 12, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Handle the Letdown After A Big Event
You have probably felt the letdown that is common after a highly-anticipated event. You spend days, weeks, and months preparing for the event, the big day finally arrives, you celebrate the experience, and then--suddenly--it is over. When the experience has passed, you might not know what to do. How will…
By: Hollie E. Townsend in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Jun 03, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Befriending Your Inner Critic
How we would all love to banish our Inner Critic. You know that terrible voice....the one that follows you everywhere. She has a snarky whisper that interrupts your happiest moments telling you it isn't real. The Inner Critic rains on your parade, tells you look fat in the slinkiest dress…
By: Jane Eyre in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Dec 12, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Could You Give Up Television?
People love television. Many people have favorite shows that they watch on a regular basis. They look forward to their shows, and they see their television time as a time to relax. There are other ways to relax, however, that do not involve sitting on your butt. One way to…
By: Hollie E. Townsend in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Jun 28, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Twenty Things I Want
Most people have things that they want. Perhaps they want a pet. Maybe they want a particular item of clothing. They might also have things that they want to do, or people they want to meet. Like them, I have things I want. One thing I want is a good…
By: Hollie E. Townsend in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Aug 14, 2012  
5
  Likes: 1

What is the Most Important Thing In Life That is Not Taught Anywhere? What is One Single Thing That Every Person Wants the Most? Why the Content Of T
What do we want the most in our life? If your answer is money…..that is wrong !! Some people don’t want money, because they have a lot of it. Some have so much money that they even give away some of it, like Bill Gates & Warren Buffett who donate…
By: Malek Moqaddam in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Apr 29, 2014  
0
  Likes: 1

Do You Sing In the Shower?
Your shower is part of your daily routine. You might shower in the morning, before leaving for work or school, or perhaps you shower at night to wash off the dirt from your day. While you are soaping up your body and washing your hair, do you sing? There are…
By: Hollie E. Townsend in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Feb 11, 2013  
2
  Likes: 1

In the Mirror I See, In the Mirror I Look
What becomes of the next second is what you make of the existing second. This is the essence of life and this is the core to your success and eventual Happiness. Why eventual and not immediate you may well ask? The answer is simple, all things manifest themselves according to…
By: Anthony A Universal Friend in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Dec 05, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Free Games Video Of Charge Tv For Pc Tuner to Get Laptop Computer
Because of which in turn diet regime capsules suppliers commenced giving a presentation zero cost diet regime capsules plus merchandise examples pertaining to shedding pounds. top free mobile games Goal regarding suppliers driving most of these freebies seemed to be to produce the merchandise available that will users similar to…
By: appgamenews in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Nov 24, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

My Bucket List
Death is a part of life. We see and hear about death every day in movies and television shows. Newspapers cover stories of car accidents, plane crashes, and various other accidents in which people are killed. Lives are cut short, and loved ones are forced to deal with the loss…
By: Hollie E. Townsend in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Mar 07, 2016  
5
  Likes: 2

Article Views: 621    Report this Article