Am I Too Young To Be A Writer?
Recently, I have been struggling from an experience that kept making me realize how young I am. I am usually the type to give details, but lately, I am not sure who all in my personal life read these posts. So, I am sorry to be super vague for once.
If you didn’t know, I am twenty-two years old. I have always felt much older than my age. People have a really hard time remembering my age, because I do not think like the average twenty-two-year-old. I have been an old soul for as long as I can remember.
I dropped out of college at 18, and I became a full-time nanny and writer. I have never had a party phase, never been drunk, and never smoked weed. Honestly, I haven’t done a lot of things in my life. That lifestyle has never been something that I have ever even been tempted by.
Instead of entering a “crazy”/rebellious phase, I got married at twenty to a guy who was twenty-six. By twenty-one, I officially became a housewife.
At twenty-two, people expect me to be getting through/just starting the party phase, the figuring out life phase, etc. But I have already been married for over 2 years. I have been a writer for almost 5 years. Now, I am very focused on my desire to have a baby.
Why am I suddenly questioning my age? Why am I starting to doubt my life as a writer? How can I be a lifestyle writer with a very mundane life and no crazy past stories?
Age is just a number.
I have a lot of Medium friends with kids close in my age, but I truly enjoy each of these connections that I have made. I have learned so much and appreciated all of the encouragement from these friends.
All of my friends in TN are moms. Some are in their late 20s, but most of them are in their 30s. I relate more with my married 31-year-old sister with a baby than my 24-year-old sister, who is still dating and deciding what career path she wants to take. (I want to say nothing is wrong with that at all!!! I love my 24-year-old sister…