May 10, 2018

Musings: How To Alleviate The Pressures of the ‘Checklist of Life’

It does feel like we’re pressured into ticking off milestones one by one. From going to university, finding a partner, a career, kids, buying a house etc.

I feel like I have this conversation with a certain group of my friends every time we meet up. It usually goes along the lines of:

‘How is work?’

‘When are you getting married?’

‘I can’t believe how old we’re getting’

‘Remember the old days when…’

Read more: My Quarter Life Crisis 

It’s the same thing over and over and over. Much like the previous sentence. We’re not positive all the time, I don’t want you to relist your CV off every time we meet up. Tell me about your failures, your lessons and what makes you tick. We’re human after all.

I’m stuck in a strange limbo where I’m really enjoying life for what it is. Lately all I have felt is a feeling of contentment. I’m not exactly where I want to be but I’m working on it. That’s the main thing, working on something for you. 

Even Drake agrees…

Don’t want a house? Don’t save for one.
Don’t want kids? Don’t have any.
Don’t want to go to your friend’s wedding? Don’t go.


How To Alleviate The Pressures of the Checklist of Life?

Live your life for you.

You don’t need to tick things off like a to do list.

Read more: How To Live Your Best Life Always

Char xo

5 responses to “Musings: How To Alleviate The Pressures of the ‘Checklist of Life’”

  1. Amita says:

    This is so true! I feel like as soon as we enter our 20s all the questions begin. “When are you getting married? What are you doing with your life?” There’s so much pressure to fulfill these crazy expectations. The best thing to do is to live your life! x

  2. Temi. A says:

    Simply put! I need to get to that contentment stage and trust the process sis x

  3. I hate checklists 😩 I remember being in my early 20s thinking and feeling like life was incomplete if I didn’t have one but as I’ve gotten older, I have learnt to take one day at a time.
    Kelle –

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.