BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Nancy

BEING Young & Twenty Submission

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Nancy Barnes
Nancy Lost In Life
Age • 19

“One of my many symptoms of anxiety is feeling as if I have no time, or at least that time is passing by so quickly I will never be able to achieve any of my goals.”

I’ll be 20 soon.

It feels like a huge milestone is looming over me.

One of my symptoms of anxiety is feeling as if I have no time, or at least that time is passing me by. I will never be able to achieve my goals and before I know it, I’ll be old and alone.

My fears are justified by the pressure put on society to succeed young. To have life sorted out before 30. But life is complicated and I don’t feel like I’ll have anything sorted out by then.

BEING Young & Twenty will hopefully be a time of becoming who I need to be. To find myself by doing things that both scare and excite me. My hopes for a 20-year-old Nancy is that she’s happy.

That she continues to learn and realizes that she is has a whole life ahead of her to worry about the shitty things in her life. As someone who’s been so close to throwing that away, I wish myself and others a happy life, filled with the good and the bad.

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