You've got ten years to be in your twenties...
Better make the most of it!
I’ve been reading through a bunch of articles all based on the topic of mistakes everyone makes in their twenties. All I can think is, isn’t that the point? Aren’t your 20’s the time for you to make mistakes? And since when did making a mistake become such a negative thing? (Wow, so many questions). I say, if you’re making mistakes then it means you’re trying something new. Keep up the good work!
Rather than listing all the things you are going to do wrong over this awesome decade of your twenties, I’m going to suggest a few things to do that will make it even better. Remember, this is a list of merely five things. I would hope that you do much, much more than just these top favourites of mine!
Travel is such a broad term. Whether it’s backpacking your way through Europe, driving across Canada, spending a ski season in New Zealand or making your way down the East Coast of Australia – it’s all priceless in my eyes. Yes, it’s expensive (so not quite priceless). But no one ever comes back from a trip and thinks “holy sh*t, what a waste of money”.
I genuinely believe that travelling makes you a better person. You meet people you would never have otherwise come into contact with, you experience other cultures, you have to deal with situations on your own & you have the most amazing time. Go & explore!
Keep In Touch With Family & Friends
The older I get, the more I appreciate the love and support of family. When you’re young, it’s expected. As you grow up, you start to learn it’s a two-way street. So when you move out of home, don't forget to visit the parents occassionally. And friends? Don’t waste your precious time on fake friends. Start to realise the people you can really trust.
Leave the Job You Hate
What’s the use of working in a job you hate? This is the time for you to find your passion. You’re allowed to be selfish when it comes to your career. Best to do it now rather than find yourself in a mid-life crisis in another few decades and feel that horrible sense of regret!
Date Whoever The Hell You Want
The amount of times I’ve read articles that strictly state that anyone in their 20’s should not be in a relationship – I always imagine the writer to be some pathetically single girl who wants everyone to be in the single club so she's not alone. Now. If you’re single, no one cares. If you’re in a relationship, no one cares. The only thing that matters is if it makes you happy. If it doesn’t, you don’t need me to tell you what to do.
Live With Friends
This is on my own little bucket list of things to do in my twenties! You don’t want to go straight from living at home to living with a partner, or whatever your process may be. It’s not going to be quite as easy to move out with a bunch of friends when you’re in your forties, do it while you’re young.