17:10. Listening to DAY6’s Time of Our Life.
I’m 21 years old and youth is mine. I’m at the right age of freedom, both emotionally and physically. It is the age of one person knowing that every action (s)he takes has a price, but also that s(he) he has a choice to take it. I feel overwhelmed because there are so many choices I can take, so many ways of life I can try. I also feel empowered because I’m at the top of my game–I have less to lose and more to gain.
I’m 21 years old and life no longer consists of three parts: past, present, future. They blends into one, making me who I am in this exact moment. It constantly transforms, never stays in the same place for long. Past is present and present is future and future can’t be separated from the past.
I’m 21 years old and next year I’ll be 22. Youth will still be mine. Life will still be three parts combined in one. I have a long journey ahead, and the scariest and most thrilling parts haven’t even arrived yet.
Next year I’ll be 22 years old.
Youth is mine to enjoy. And life is mine to create.
But most importantly, I won’t be the only 22-year-olds out there. Youth is theirs too. Life is theirs too.
The world is ours. It’s not a competition. It’s a world to be shared, to build together.
Don’t you feel most powerful when you realize that you’re not alone in this world?