Don’t get me wrong, your 20s are filled with fun, laughs, new people, new experiences and new joys. Although, it can also be like a double-edged sword at times.
But once you hit the mid 20s, oh boy do things start changing. Prior to that, you have no major concerns or worries; you’re just living your life, taking it easy and living in the moment. However, as soon as the mid 20s pull up, it’s a whole new ball game, and you’re faced with the harsh realities of adulthood. Because that’s when you actually start feeling it in more ways than one. Your friends start getting married and having babies, and some even travel abroad. And there you are, still trying to figure out who you are, what you want and what your purpose in life is. It starts getting tricky because now you can’t just make decisions mindlessly – you have to make them mindfully.
Sometimes it’s easy to feel stuck and somewhat out of place in your 20s. It can be such a confusing era at times. It often feels as though everything is moving fast and other times it feels like time isn’t moving at all.
Learning how to navigate this decade of life is one that is not easy. But hey, it’s fun, exciting and adventurous. A time in your life where you do the most spontaneous things with the least repercussions.
You can leave your job, buy a boat and choose to sail halfway across the world and not a soul would judge you for your decision. I guess that’s the beauty of it all; the freedom that’s accompanied with being in your 20s. The reckless behaviour you can exhibit and it be totally understandable because you’re “still in your 20s”.
The things you choose to do in your 20s set the foundation for your 30s.
You can choose to be exactly who you want to be and still have time to make mistakes and learn from them, try out different careers and see which one sets your soul on fire with passion.
So, as daunting as your 20s can be, it’s some of the best times of your life – so embrace it, feel it, live it, and even cry and scream when you need to. Because when you’re grey, old and frail, you’ll relive the best moments of your life through memories. So make some good ones and make them count. Remember: you only live your 20s once.