By Keesah Pelzer
We all have biological clocks that sound the alarm when it's time for us to venture into another season or cycle of our lives, and just like an actual alarm clock, some of our buttons have been set to snooze for the time being.
Lately I've been coming across internet posts giving tips about life's milestones according to your age bracket. Now supposedly someone my age, which is about thirty, should have already been married with children, also should own their own home, working their dream job, and driving their dream car, all while living life like its golden. While the worlds blueprint sound appealing, take it from someone who has not followed suit: everyone is not living the American Dream, and that's Ok!
There was a time in my life when I used to be ashamed that I was a single mom of three. No college degree and little to no credentials to show for, and I felt like I was far behind compared to my peers who had their lives methodically planned out. Sometimes keeping our eyes on other people can make us feel inadequate, like we have no purpose, especially on top of the other things that we battle as women, but as time progressed, I found out that when we don't necessarily have a plan, or have it all figured out, that's when the Most High God can do His greatest work in us, but we have to be open and willing to follow the unpopular road.
I used to hang my head when people who appeared to have it all together would walk past me, but now I can hold my head up high, not because I've accomplished the things that society deems most important, because I haven't, but because I see that He's taking me a different route, and who knows, maybe even to achieve those things, but so He can be glorified.
The difference between then and now, is that I have a better understanding that all of our lives are patterned differently. And though I'm blossoming late according to "social order" I'm finding that it's never too late to live a successful life. Not only when it comes to tangible things, but also in overcoming life's trying obstacles.