First off…

“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it’s dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”
― Tupac Shakur

In the grand scheme of things, 27 years is not actually a long time. A limited resume of life experience is somewhat expected at 27. The world is still an oyster.  Everything is funny as long as it’s happening to somebody else. But in some cases, life is the antagonist at 27. One can find themselves encountering numerous peculiar and seemingly unfortunate events. Opportunity finds a way to knock at the most inappropriate moment. No matter which way you ride, its uphill and against the wind. Virtue is its own punishment. But, just as the rose finds itself thrust into the most inhospitable conditions and yet still manages to seek the sunlight, so will the traveler who is Chasing Murphy.