Congratulations, you made it.

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You successfully reached the socially acceptable place. And now what ?

I’m 26, I’ll be 27 in a couple of months. I’ve graduated with a double degree from a good business school. I’ve traveled a bit. I’ve had a temporary job which got transformed into a permanent one. I’m in a straight and sane relationship. I rent a very nice flat in a trendy neighborhood in Paris. I’m a funny girl in good shape, I eat avocados and I go running sometimes. My social life is good, I don’t drink too much and I read.

Ok. So now what’s the plan ?

According to the so called “society norm”, I’m just where I’m supposed to be after an upper/middle class education. I ticked all the boxes on the “perfect housewife to become” checklist. My next steps in life are apparently already planned for me : promotion, kids, buy a flat, get a dog, move to another country to have the promotion I should have had earlier if I did not have children (we’ll talk about those issues later on), maybe volunteering in an association. Following those steps, I can see myself in 10 to 15 years, having a cup of tea at 5 pm with some neighbor, and a scotch at 9 pm on my own, trying to figure out where I got it wrong.

That’s not what I hoped for myself. Ever.

I don’t really know what I want for myself for the upcoming years, but this is just NOT it. I have this feeling something has to be shook up.

Why does this standardized life freaks me out ?

I’m not sure of the answer to that question but I do have a couple of hypothesis :

  1. The perfect housewife scheme reminds me of Desperate Housewives, and to many characters died in the series. It’s just not a good sign.
  2. I think tranquility leads to boredom. And boredom to depression. I don’t want that.
  3. Having things planned makes no room for surprises ! Surprises are the essence of life.

Solutions ?

That said, I definitely need to spice up my life. I need to bring something new and challenging to it. I could ditch everything and leave, but I have the feeling it won’t resolve the problem.

I’m not good at challenges. I always fail. Remember the 30 days squat challenge ? I did 4 days. Forget about all the good resolutions and that kind of stuff it never worked for me. Why should I bother squatting everyday if I already feel good in my body ?

I still need need to come up with some sort of challenge which would really help me progress in something. Let’s try a month of writing.

The rules :

  • Any subject is a good subject
  • At least 300 words
  • French or English, depending mostly on the topic
  • Publish here once a day

Well, that said, I’ll just roughly click on that “Publish” button and go to bed. I’ve got to think about something to write on tomorrow.

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