Over The Garden’s Edge
Written By: Ash Catcher
This week I felt kinda obligated cause your girl has had a few tower moments this December and if the SADS didn’t hit differently enough this year, I think it was shelling out almost 2k to save my cat, and a quick little spontaneous career switcharoo I am hella beat, and clinging to the last 6 months in my 20s like a madwoman. I got my 2022 planner in hand and not only do I feel like I am about to complete my first marathon, or at the very least the second decade of my life coming to a radical close. One thing I have prided myself on has been my work ethic. It doesn't matter what you do, as long as you do it well, I also try to separate work from personal but hey sometimes the two intermingle. At the end of the day I am only human.
Okay here is the non conventional part of this piece. I can't stress the importance of going outside of your comfort zone when you are in your 20s. Nobody goes anyway in life if they have stayed in the same spot since they were a child. I believe there is a term for that. For myself, well excuse this term I do not really mean this in a sexual way but you need to learn to “Edge Yourself” know your limits for sure, but also be that person that works 12 hrs a day 6 days a week, scale back to 8 hrs 5 days a week, it should all depend when and how much you feel like you can comfortably exert yourself.
Your 20s is a time to build your foundations, start grounding and investing in yourself, and develop some sort of moral compass. Where is it going to lead you? Were you like me where you had to have more failures, and heartbreaks in order to get "it right” only at the last second. I'll tell you one thing: real successful people have a laundry list of failures, and past people they have been screwed over and vice versa behind them that you don't see. My 20s was a fucking iceberg of career changes, loveless relationships, too many concerts, and way to many nights spent at Suburban Diner off St Rd until 4a.m. Do not be like me, do better.
Lastly, make sure to not “Trip over your own candy trail” try not to self sabotage, curb your ego because in a self entitled world where we all feel like we are special I have some sobering news for you, we are all awful, we are all flawed, we are all perverse, and on the inside we are just a bunch of water mixed with some neurological jellyfish thing. Most of the people you will encounter in your life are literally so emotionally beat down, and brain dead. Being empathetic or dare I say sympathetic towards people who sit in the same spot and never reach their full potential. Always have the strength to move forward and go outside of your comfort zone, push your limits, and as you do you will see all the stagnant people take notice and I can guarantee you they will not feel happy for your success in life.
I hope you all have the happiest of Holidays, I will once again be staying away from my toxic ass family