Since we’re almost at the end of the year again, I thought it would be fitting to do some reflection. After all, I turned 24 this year and I have never felt older and more foolish in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy but sometimes I think I should be doing more. At times, I feel left out because I tend to compare myself with people my age who are doing more and trailblazing in their careers. I have come to realize though that comparisons with other people will not help me grow at all. I have learned to stop catching up to others and instead focus on my craft and do things at my own pace. There’s this wonderful quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald that goes, “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” So if you ever feel stuck or left out like I did, those are words that you should heed. You do you as everyone keeps on saying these days.