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Last Updated on 1st December 2015 by Sophie Nadeau

So there’s only a month of 2015 left. Wow! How did that even happen?

And because I’m going to be 22 next year, recent conversations with family members, family friends etc etc have started to go a little like this:

“You’re already 21! You should probably get a move on; what are you going to do with your life? Why don’t you have a boyfriend? Any ideas on the children front? I saw so and so is engaged. I saw so and so has graduated and has a nice job now. I saw so and so has children now.” Great, good for them.

Anyone in their 20s has almost definitely also faced these awkward conversations. Any holiday season is sure to guarantee at least a dozen of similar talks.

I used to dread them like the plague.

But now I think: that’s nice for so and so but I’m not them. And please, I can barely use my microwave without setting it on fire, let alone raise a small human being.

I look back on the past year and I been remember just a few of the cool things I’ve done; without a full degree, without a relationship AND WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT I’M DOING IN MY LIFE.

  • I returned to university after a sabbatical.
  • I finally broke up with my on-off boyfriend of seven years.
  • I moved to Paris.
  • I visited Asia for the first time.
  • I climbed my first Swiss Mountain.
  • I started this blog and wrote about all about all the above things in the process!

Try as I might, my mind still keeps wandering to what next year may bring and what I’m going to do with my life in general.

Where will I live? Will I finally get my degree? Do I even ever want to get married?

However there’s one I do thing I do know. I want to travel. I want to see the World.


All of these musings aside, if there’s anything that this year has taught me, it’s that it’s important to remember that there’s only one guarantee in life.

And it’s this:

There are no guarantees. No one knows what’s just around the corner.

So go out and see the world. Travel, travel, travel. Enjoy the moment. And stop worrying about what everyone else thinks. 




About Author

Sophie Nadeau loves dogs, books, Paris, pizza, and history, though not necessarily in that order. A fan of all things France related, she runs when she's not chasing after the next sunset shot or consuming her weight in sweet food. Currently based in Paris after studies in London, she's spent most of her life living in the beautiful Devonian countryside in South West England!

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