Random Rambles | Falling Flat On Your Face

Random Rambles | Falling Flat On Your Face

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I used to think that my puberty-hormones filled teenage years (for which I really do apologize mom..) would be the messy chapter of my life. I thought that by the time I reached my twenties I surely would have mastered sound decision making and would know exactly what I wanted from life. Turns out I was wrong; I can’t even figure out what I want for lunch on most days, let alone what I want from life and lets not get started on making the right decisions..

 

When I started this blog I was at this point in life that I didn’t agree with and wanted to change oh so badly. I told myself that I was doing my twenties all wrong and it was time to take matter in my own hands again. In a way I was absolutely right, I did need to take charge of my life again, but I’m starting to believe that maybe “doing life all wrong” is something that you just have to go through and is just inevitable sometimes. Your twenties are probably a time of lots of big changes and big changes require a lot of decisions. Its safe to say that I’ve made some not so great decisions in my twenties so far.. and even some extremely stupid ones at that. I didn’t just fall flat on my face I also fell flat on my ass, and cried for weeks in my bed feeling sorry for myself. But cliches are cliches for a reason and learning from our mistakes really does make us grow. So maybe if we find a way to accept the fact that we’re going to make some horrible decisions sometimes, decision making (and life) would’t be as hard and dreadful.

 

Did I think it was a good idea to cut my own hair? Yes. Did I make a fool out of myself? Yes. Will I ever cut my hair by myself again? No. Lesson learned.

 

Of course this is just a minor example and an accident I make fun of myself about all the time but I think you get the gist right? I think that sometimes we’re (at least I know I am) so wrapped up about making the right decisions that we get paralyzed, thinking that its better to not make a decision than to make an imperfect one. Its why I could’t pick a masters program and why I stayed in the Netherlands after finishing my bachelor. Because “what if I made the wrong decision?”. Looking back I feel like an idiot because there really isn’t ONE perfect decision, but its definitely easier said than done. So I’m trying to get better at making decisions and accepting that I’m going to make some bad ones. At least they make for good stories ;)

 

So here’s to falling flat on our faces, but more importantly, to standing back up again.

 

 

Liefs,
Yara


 

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  • http://www.seeshopeatdo.com Whitney Campeau

    It’s definitely a requisite thing in your early twenties for things to go wrong – just so long as you learn from it!

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    • http://www.thetwentiesguide.com Yara Miora

      I’m glad you agree Whitney :) Thanks so much for reading and for taking the time to comment! <3

  • http://www.thescentofcinnamon.com Charelle

    You’re so right Yara, all through your teenage years you’re convinced that all will be better when you’re in your twenties. But then you’re and it turns out everything is just as messy as it was before! But actually I think that even when you’re ‘old’ you will don’t understand life at all, let alone how you’re supposed to live life! So hey, let’s just continue to be clumsy and fall on our faces and just pretend that we know exactly what we’re doing! ;)

    • http://www.thetwentiesguide.com Yara Miora

      I know right?! Haha but I guess with time and experience we’ll fall a bit less and maybe not as hard.. hopefully haha! Thanks so much for reading love! <3

  • Evelien –

    This post is so good Yara, exactly how I feel about my twenties. Maybe falling flat on our faces isn’t so bad after all ;-)

    • http://www.thetwentiesguide.com Yara Miora

      Evelyn your comment just rocked my day because how awesome does it feel that we’re not in this alone? I guess it isn’t, here’s to the many lessons we’ll learn ;)

      Liefs,
      Yara