I suck at being 26

September 21, 2015

I suck at being 26 because I have zero savings. Every time my bank balance hits a decent amount – I buy a one-way ticket.

I suck at being 26 because I don’t have insurance. I have not insured a single thing and I give zero fucks. I have no idea why. I just can’t be bothered.

I suck at being 26 because I have zero credit history/rating. I don’t even know what that means. 

I suck at being 26 because I don’t own a car. Never have really… I hate driving.

I suck at being 26 because I don’t like alcohol or feel the urge to do drugs. I know I’m still young; it just doesn’t interest me. 

I suck at being 26 because I don’t like to gossip. Apparently this doesn’t end in High School.

I suck at being 26 because I don’t want to get married. Or anytime soon at least. I don’t have a Pinterest board dedicated to it and I certainly don’t have a wedding fund. At the moment it’s a bring and braai.

I suck at being 26 because I don’t connect with kids. I turn into awkward turtle around kids – zero maternal instinct.

I suck at being 26 because I have wrinkles already. The Dubai/Durban/Asian sun hasn’t been kind to me and I still don’t wear sunscreen. There’s always Botox, right? #NaturalBeauty

I suck at being 26 because I don’t want to buy a house. The thought of having an asset the size of a house… 

I suck at being 26 because I’d rather be volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in the heart of Asia than furthering my career.

I suck at being 26 because I connect with the minority. Living in a city, you’re forced into social gatherings with a minimum requirement of about 20 people. Most of the time I just say weird things and would prefer to talk about sandwiches than why your boss is an asshole.

I suck at being 26 because I can’t plan my future. I have absolutely no idea what I want to do or who I want to be. I don’t know where I’ll be in 6 months time. 

I suck at being 26 because I haven’t learnt how to be selfish. I have no backbone with regards to my loved ones and people in general. I will work the extra hours, I’ll pick up the slack for others, I’ll listen when I have no time, I’ll put myself in situations I don’t want to be in for the sake of someone I love – I know this is no way to live and I’ve been told off for giving too much of myself. I’m no saint, I’m screwing myself over in the long run.

I suck at being 26 because I have absolutely no idea what I am doing.

I’m fucking amazing at being 26 because I’m my own person.

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I wrote this for those who don’t know what the fuck they’re doing, you’re not alone and it’s OK.

This song always resonates with me:

I don’t do yoga, never tried Pilates
Not many people want me at their parties
Tryna find my place, some place, oh I, oh I, oh I
And I drink a little more than recommended
This world ain’t exactly what my heart expected
Tryna find my way someway, oh I, oh I, oh I

[Chorus:]
See, whoa, c’est la vie
Maybe something’s wrong with me
But, whoa, at least I am free, oh, oh, I am free
Yeah, whoa, c’est la vie
Maybe something’s wrong with me
But, hey, at least I am free, oh, oh, I am free

If you ask the church then I am no believer
Spend Sundays asleep I’m just another dreamer
Still tryna find my home sweet home, oh I, oh I, oh I
And I guess I ain’t too good for money neither
I got two left feet, no, I’m no Jackson either
Just tryna find my way someway, oh I, oh I, oh I

[Chorus:]
See, whoa, c’est la vie
Maybe something’s wrong with me
But, whoa, at least I am free, oh, oh, I am free
Yeah, whoa, c’est la vie
And maybe something’s wrong with me
But, whoa, at least I am free, oh, oh, I am free

Just tryna find my home sweet home, sweet home, sweet home, sweet home,
I drink a little more than recommended
‘Cause this ain’t exactly what my heart expected

Go with Freedom,

Tam xx

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply Ruan September 24, 2015 at 13:04

    What a rad article! You sound like an awesome person haha! I am basically your polar opposite! Sometimes I regret that but I am still my own person…just a good giggle hearing all the opposites! 😉 keep on sucking at being 26 :p

    • Reply tammylambson October 19, 2015 at 16:48

      haha dude – each to their own! Thanks for reading and spreading some awesomeness 🙂

  • Reply Kelly Pringle September 29, 2015 at 21:04

    Hello Miss T

    When are you doing a blog about how much you are actually CRUSHING life?! You have always been an inspiration just as you are! Miss u Tam xoxo

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