I am smack dab in the middle of people either getting married and having babies or getting black out drunk every weekend and not remembering Friday - Sunday.
My facebook feed is filled with babies, engagements and ... memes.
Some people are going to grad school and others are living with their parents.
I know someone that moved to the other side of the country and started their own business while some others are spending their time on Tinder dates.
It is a confusing time of extremes.
People can either have a one night stand or find their soul mate and either are completely normal.
Baby and wedding showers can fill my days, while making a sangria with four types of alcohol for when we get home.
I can be asked to be someone's bridesmaid or wing woman in the same day.
Friends are buying houses while others are selling their belongings on facebook for some extra cash.
Moving in with a partner is normal, totally expected and also, a huge step.
Living with all the in between is something I struggle with.
On one hand, I am no where near ready to get married, buy a house or have a baby.
On the other, I am in a relationship that I am comfortable in, can see going the distance and have my foot in the door in what I hope will be a long and fulfilling career.
I still live with my parents, but am starting to pay my own bills.
I can plan for the future.
Seeing people around me at all different stages of my life is admittedly stressful. As much as we claim not to compare ourselves to others - it is evitable. Leaving us either feeling on top of the world because: I only had two mimosa's or on the bottom because: What if I don't get to be a young, cool mom.
All in all, you have to do whatever works best for you and your own well being. Whatever situation works best for you in the moment is 100% what you should be doing.
I just feel very stuck in the middle.