Horus: What is one thing you’ve had to fight for in your life?
This may sound pretty bad but I haven’t really had to fight for much in my lifetime and I am truly grateful for that. If I had to say that I DID have to fight for something, it would most likely be my independence and I’m still not 100% there yet. I know they say that no man is an island, which agree with completely but sometimes I wish that I wasn’t constantly being reminded of my age. It seems like everywhere I turn, it gets slapped in my face.
From my coworkers, “Hey Kaija! We should go out sometime!…Ohhh wait… you’re not 21” From my closest friends, “There’s a cool bar downtown…ooohh. Sorry Kaija”, from my parents “You’ve got like two years to waste if you really wanted too!” from everyone I’ve ever worked with “How old are you? You look sooo young!” and the list goes on and on.
For once I’d just like to be respected as an adult and have a week go by where I’m not being reminded of the amount of years that I’ve set foot on this planet. I understand that yes, I’m younger than the majority of people I hang out with but guess what. There is NOTHING I can do about that. I thought that my credentials would allow people to see past that, but I guess the fact that I graduated high school a year early, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree at the age of 19 AAAAND was lucky enough to be born into a family who cultured me and allowed me to be exposed to a lot of diverse things in my lifetime leading me to be more mature than most people my age AND older than me, doesn’t mean anything. I’ve worked just as hard if not harder than those same people who remind me of my age on the regular. So yeah, that’s the ONE MINUSCULE thing that I’ve ever had to fight for in my whole lifetime. LOL.