Hey Rainesford, well said! :) I loved this piece and totally relate to it.

Chopping and changing in our 20s is pretty addictive. I think we’re fully embracing the freedom and opportunity we have, perhaps even rebelling against the past.

My parents’ generation had a different take on life. While I jumped across jobs, countries, hobbies, and relationships, they were constantly worrying about me. My dad’s view was: “A rolling stone gathers no moss”.

As you experienced, there comes a time when the newness becomes old. Empty. And lonely.

So stability, sticking things out, staying put becomes appealing. But I have found it’s because of those explorations in my 20s that helps me appreciate the newness of stability in my 30s.

Cheers for an insightful and well-written post Rainesford :) Have a great day!

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