I hit 30, and I feel adulthood is a scam. Do you feel the same?
This thought hit me yesterday as I was spending my rest day. Woke up in the morning, had breakfast, hit the gym, back home. It was 1pm. And all I did for the rest of the day was to binge watch Netflix and my day is done.
Work week is also a routine. Wake up, shower, work, lunch, work, head home, shower, dinner and sleep. For five days a week. Its like you’re in a a simulation.
Today on the way to work, my playlist suddenly played a track from 2009. “I hope” by FT Island followed by “I’m a loner” and suddenly I’m transported back to 2009 and was hit by a wave of nostalgia.
Remember how when we were teens, it was an exploratory period and we wanted to try almost anything and everything. It’s you and your group of friends against the world.
Picking up the guitar and keyboard, start a random band which ended up going nowhere but you still find yourself smiling when you think about it. Impromptu travels to obscure places off the beaten tracks.
The chalets and bbq over the weekend where you rent bicycles and cycle to the red house and scaring one another along the way.
Driving to a secluded area where you’d just sit and laugh your ass off till morning breaks. Staying back in school after class ends to play PS4 at moberly.
We teased but helped our friend chase that one classmate he has a crush on but too shy to make a move. Life was simpler. And we told ourself to imagine the fun we could have once we get older; with more money and freedom.
Little did we know, it’d go downhill after. Depleting energy levels. Inability to enjoy your leave or activities without the thought of work lingering.
We have the money but not the time. Either because our leave isn’t approved or we’re just too tired and by time you’re we’re up it’s already 2pm.
And worst, you don’t have a group of friends to do it with since everyone is busy with their own schedules and you can’t find a common time.
We all wanted to grow up back then, but I’d do anything to go back to that time period. Life was simpler then. Do you feel the same?