Re: Feeling insecure about aging?
Don't think I will ever freak out about age but I do kind of freak out about life experience that I haven't had yet. For example, I'm 23 and never been in a serious, committed relationship before. I always bail pretty early on right before things are about to get serious. I know I'm only 23 so its not that unusual but if it is the same situation in 2-3 years I will start to feel a little incomplete. Relationships and even heartbreak are part of the maturation process and I feel like I've missed on that a little bit so far.
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 2 years ago and it has made me a lot more balanced mentally and emotionally. Before it was diagnosed, I had to go through the mental torment of self-diagnosis and was convinced I had colon cancer for a while. It was an overreaction but it made me reflect on things pretty heavily and really consider how I would feel if I didn't live for more than 1-2 more years. That little episode gave me a ton of perspective that has helped me a lot since.