Omotola Jalade shared on her IG that she was grateful that at 40, her last child is already in the University. Remember, she has four kids and she married quite early.
Funke Akindele (Jenifa) congratulated her on the post. Funke is 41 and just had her first babies in December of last year.
Now, if you try to compare these two women, you’d fail at it because they are both accomplished. Will you say Funke is unfortunate for just having her first babies at 41 while Omotola’s last child is already in the University?
My point here?
Stop comparing yourself with others! Your life journey isn’t the same with anyone, irrespective of societal expectations.
Not everyone will get married in their twenties, not every couple will have a baby nine months into the marriage, not everyone will become a millionaire in their thirties. Some people will get their dream jobs at 40, it doesn’t mean they’ve failed. Some will become CEOs at 55.
Please, learn to focus on your life. I know it’s a difficult thing to do in this era of social media where everyone seems to be doing well in life except you. Don’t compare your life journey with others, not even your classmates or siblings.
There are only CLASSMATES, there are no LIFEMATES. You’re your only mate in life.
Whenever you’re tempted to compare yourself with others (which makes you feel pressured and sad), come back to this post and digest every word…