Social Pressures of Growing Up

It’s when you hit your late twenties that it really starts (although for some maybe it’s even sooner). Your social media feed repeatedly refreshes with photos of sparkly engagement rings and staged posts announcing a baby on the way. This can cause some major anxiety if your personal life hasn’t moved along as quickly as your peers’. You may find yourself questioning why these things aren’t happening for you.

These life changes can bring up a multitude of emotions and even make you reconsider the life plan you once devised for yourself. How do you handle the pressure when it feels like everyone around you is moving full steam ahead with their lives? Does this bother you enough to become that girl after the ring? Or does this motivate you to set yourself apart from your peers; determined to fulfill personal goals before settling down?