‘Time to grow up’, you say
Time to buckle down
Student-time is over, take off that YOLO crown!
Time to think ahead now
Time to make a plan
It’s time to build a career, think about mortgages, find a good man!
But what if I say no? No, not yet
But what if I don’t accept these prerequisites of yours?
What if I’m not yet ready to unlock all of those doors?
What if I want to travel instead?
What if I want to go with the flow and be foolish with my friends?
Book trips and activities and stay out on the weekends.
Am I supposed to suppress that desire and ignore my gut?
Am I supposed to just obey, just blindly follow?
Somebody get me some water then, because these orders will be hard to swallow!
Stop treating me like a carton of milk that’s ready to expire
Stop and trust that I’ll get round to it all, I just need time
I need the freedom to follow terms that are mine and only mine.
Since when did conformity become mandatory?
Since when did it become the law?
When did it become taboo to shrug your shoulders and be unsure?
I don’t accept that we should rush to get all of those boxes ticked
I don’t accept that we should have it all figured out just yet
Life’s about taking back-routes and making U-turns, forget what’s ‘correct’.
Everyone’s path is different and success is relative
Everyone progresses at a different pace
I for one don’t care what people say, I don’t care about saving face.
You think that I’m too independent, right?
You think that my life’s an uncertain mess?
Well newsflash buddy: I could not care less.
Nobody is hopeless
Nobody’s life has ever been wasted
And perfection, my friend, is beyond overrated.
So you just do you, and I’ll just do me
So you just worry about yourself, don’t try to dull my shine
I’ll make it, you can bet on that, but in my own time.
34 thoughts on “In My Own Time”
Wow.. Very inspiring post.. Well said.. Everyone finds their destiny in their own time.. And we have to keep doing our work.. Have s great time..
Glad you enjoyed the post Jackie 😀
My pleasure. 🙂
Love this! It is your life to live-live it. As a mother, I am so grateful I figured out that the best way to assure continued presence in my daughter’s life was to let her live it.
So glad to hear that, I’m sure your daughter appreciates it 🙂
Well said. We each have our own individual goals and journey in life.
100% agree with you on that, thanks for stopping by!
Awesome post! Defy the ordinary (whatever that is), do your thing… be happy.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Good quote and inspiring post 🙂
Thanks Jacqueline 😀
My pleasure 🙂
how do manage to put down the right feelings in the right words….every time?????? 😀 😀 .
Haha we must be on the same wave-length Mitali 😛 glad you enjoyed it!
Why do we need to go behind some predefined stuff. We need to play our part and not to become some copycats. You explained it perfectly
Thank you Akhila 😀
Love, love, love this! Can relate to every word 🙂
So happy to hear that 😀
I love this post! In our world ruled by a serious tendency to have to conform, your post is really outstanding. I can tell you it does not get better with age, and that’s great 😉 Keep it up!
Haha thanks for your comment Estelea, I appreciate it 😀
Really good poem… heart touching words and nice thought…. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed it Akki 🙂
“Stop treating me like a carton of milk that’s about to expire.” Great line. I love it.
Lol glad you liked it 😛
Thank you 🙂
I can describe you after reading this post in just a few words…
you are “Amazingly talented, fantastically creative, excellent writer and a really wonderful person!!!” 😀 (No flattery here!)
Aww thank you that’s so sweet of you to say! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
You are so creative it gives me chills!
Thanks Laura 😀 I really appreciate your comment!