2. It’s natural to feel like you’re falling behind — but there isn’t a set timeline you’re supposed to follow. There isn’t a milestone age when you’re supposed to have a home and a ring and a positive pregnancy stick. You might have those things, then lose those things, then gain those things again. Or you might not even want those things in the first place. You need to remember that, even though you might feel like everyone is pressuring you to live a certain type of life, your existence is not a competition. You aren’t racing to see who can cross milestones off a checklist first. You’re simply doing your best to find happiness in a crazy world.