Hey everyone! Back for day 9. I have been making progress emotionally. Today's and yesterday's journalling really brought up some difficult stuff - some things I've done that I am not especially proud of, and stuff that has been holding me back in life. I don't think I've ever sat down and thought this critically about my past actions before - and it really felt good to do after. Maybe you guys are on to something here.... Today's question asked if I've been critical about myself lately. And holy shit have I ever been. I am 22 years old, and at this age people are beginning their career. I have a few friends who are doing very well for themselves, and I have not yet begun my career. I am doing a masters degree in physics in my hometown (not where I did my undergrad), partly because I enjoy living at home, and partly because I am not sure what else to do. It is only two years and fully funded, and I do enjoy the research, but I constantly find myself feeling like I am not making the right decision. I have been feeling very insecure about this lately. I think I have attached myself way too closely with an appearance of success that I feel like I always need to be ahead of everyone. I am only 22, and I know that is very young and I shouldn't be worried about this shit yet, but I am for some reason. Anyways, onwards and forwards. Been listening to the mind fitness podcast by a fellow TMSer and I've been enjoying that a lot.