A writer once wrote, “once you are 27, the sad truth is your value depreciates”. I have never read or seen any write up as myopic and misleading as this. I think this notion is informed from the ideology that 30 years is the timeline for success, in as much as it is important to set your goals and arrive at it early, one should put in to consideration that everyone operates in his own timeline; therefore, no one should be copied.
You don’t need to be hard on yourself rather be hard on your course, your life begins exactly when you say so. Don’t allow depression set in just because you think your are not young enough to make it in life, a lot of successful people didn’t exactly make it so young; the famous Taraji P. Henson started her acting career at the age of 26 and now she is a force to reckon with in Hollywood and let’s not forget Africa’s most successful blogger Linda Ikeji of course became a mother at 38.
When you find yourself at this age bracket and it seems that the society is against you, that is the time you have to continue to push through, a continuous time to self develop yourself professionally, psychologically and emotionally. The question of self pity does not arrive; your dedication and focus should not be negotiated at this time.
Whatever your dreams are, keep pushing regardless of your age. A balanced and positive disposition towards resilience, focus, self discipline and dedication should not be gambled with. Always take risk in the hope of a favourable outcome.
Yes! getting your Master’s degree at 22 is great, being married at 32 and starting a family is just as awesome, getting your dream breakthrough in your chosen career at 36 is beautiful. Do not allow anyone pressure you into their timeline, everyone is not wired to achieve success at the same age. So, be you! And stay consistent to your course then the world will adjust.
This article was written by Vivian Onuchukwu; connect with her on IG here