“It’s taboo to admit that you’re lonely. You can make jokes about it, of course. You can tell people that you spend most of your time with Netflix or that you haven’t left the house today and you might not even go outside tomorrow. Ha ha, funny. But rarely do you ever tell people about the true depths of your loneliness, about how you feel more and more alienated from your friends each passing day and you’re not sure how to fix it. It seems like everyone is just better at living than you are.
A part of you knew this was going to happen. Growing up, you just had this feeling that you wouldn’t transition well to adult life, that you’d fall right through the cracks. And look at you now. La di da, it’s happening.
Your mother, your father, your grandparents: they all look at you like you’re some prized jewel and they tell you over and over again just how lucky you are to be young and have your whole life ahead of you. “Getting old ain’t for sissies,” your father tells you wearily.
You wish they’d stop saying these things to you because all it does is fill you with guilt and panic. All it does is remind you of how much you’re not taking advantage of your youth.
You want to kiss all kinds of different people, you want to wake up in a stranger’s bed maybe once or twice just to see if it feels good to feel nothing, you want to have a group of friends that feels like a tribe, a bonafide family. You want to go from one place to the next constantly and have your weekends feel like one long epic day. You want to dance to stupid music in your stupid room and have a nice job that doesn’t get in the way of living your life too much. You want to be less scared, less anxious, and more willing. Because if you’re closed off now, you can only imagine what you’ll be like later.
Every day you vow to change some aspect of your life and every day you fail. At this point, you’re starting to question your own power as a human being. As of right now, your fears have you beat. They’re the ones that are holding your twenties hostage.
Stop thinking that everyone is having more sex than you, that everyone has more friends than you, that everyone out is having more fun than you. Not because it’s not true (it might be!) but because that kind of thinking leaves you frozen. You’ve already spent enough time feeling like you’re stuck, like you’re watching your life fall through you like a fast dissolve and you’re unable to hold on to anything.
I don’t know if you ever get better. I don’t know if a person can just wake up one day and decide to be an active participant in their life. I’d like to think so. I’d like to think that people get better each and every day but that’s not really true. People get worse and it’s their stories that end up getting forgotten because we can’t stand an unhappy ending. The sick have to get better. Our normalcy depends upon it.
You have to value yourself. You have to want great things for your life. This sort of shit doesn’t happen overnight but it can and will happen if you want it.
Do you want it bad enough? Does the fear of being filled with regret in your thirties trump your fear of living today?
We shall see.”"
You’re Not Making The Most Of Your 20s by Ryan O’Connell
So, apparently I need to catch up on the last three Goo Goo Dolls albums.
Where have I been what was I doing how did this happen.
It would be really interesting to rewatch all the Doctor Who episodes with River Song in the order that River Song met the Doctor.
I just want to know what you’ve been doing with your life since we last spoke and why you decided not to include me in it.
Sir Ian McKellen and Cillian Murphy turn 74 and 37 today, respectively, which makes Sir Ian McKellan almost exactly twice Cillian Murphy’s age.
I used to find it frustrating that all the season finales aired on finals week.
Now that I’m taking a break from school, I just find it amusing.
Good luck on those finals!
Shane Koyczan - To This Day
A powerful extended live reading of the poem in this video; a must-watch for anyone who’s ever been the victim of name-calling.
When I saw Zachary Quinto in Star Trek, I didn’t find him attractive. Then I saw him in American Horror Story.
When I saw Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock, I didn’t find him attractive. Then I saw him in the trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness.
When I watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother, I’m really good with Alyson Hannigan being Willow and then being Lily Aldrin.
When I see Frances Conroy as Barney’s mom, I freak out because I see the Angel of Death from American Horror Story.
My first time watching Adventure Time on Netflix, I thought the voice actor of Princess Bubblegum sounded like Starfire from Teen Titans.
My first time watching the English dub of Eden of the East, I thought the voice actor of Akira Takizawa sounded like Tai from Digimon Adventure.
I was right about Princess Bubblegum.