Life during your twenties is one of the most fun and formative times throughout your life. Formative as in finding who you are as a person and what you believe in. Your twenties are also full of freedom. You will be able to do more at this age than at any other age in your lifetime. Make these years count, because your experiences now will impact you forever! Here are 10 things you must do.
Making connections with everyone you meet will be one of the best things you’ve ever done for yourself. This can be with your family, friends, and plain old acquaintances. You never know when you will need a favor or advice and I’m here to tell you your skills will only get you so far. It’s all about who you know!
Like I said, you are the most free you will ever be. You have the ability to go out and see the world, or even just our country, and you should take advantage of that. If you’re offered a chance to go somewhere you haven’t been, I have one word for you, GO! Travel will change you for the better.
We are not supposed to lean on our parents for the rest of our lives. It is vital that you go out and spread your wings and try life on your own. Do it while your parents are still here to catch you if you fall. If they’re anything like mine they will welcome you with open arms no matter what.
Learn to Cook
I don’t mean a 5 star meal. I’m talking spaghetti, chili, pancakes, tacos, etc. The very basics! Nothing fancy. Cooking for yourself will save money and there is nothing that beats a home-cooked meal. Unless of course you’re a terrible cook (; However, I like to say that if you can read a recipe you can cook!
Spend Time With Family
Your twenties can be lonely, especially if you haven’t found a boyfriend/fiance/husband yet. Take time to visit home and send time with parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. These visits will fill you up ad remind you of who you are and what you want. Plus, people don’t last forever, so don’t miss your chance because you’re too busy.
It’s easy to get into a routine where you wake up do the same things and go to bed just to do it all again tomorrow. This is necessary when you are getting an education or when you have a job however there is still a way to liven life up. Don’t get brainwashed into thinking what you are doing is the end-all-be-all. Being spontaneous doesn’t mean packing your bags and going to Africa, no no, being spontaneous means saying yes to something that wasn’t planned and is happening NOW! All your friends want to go see a movie tonight? GO! You have work/school tomorrow and that’s it. You have no kids to take care of. Go and be twenty and don’t feel bad about it.
If you can learn this early on, I promise your future will be SO much more enjoyable too. Not just your future but your past and the present! I am the worrier of all worriers, or I was at one time. Not anymore honey, I’ve learned to let it go! What good does it do? Literally NOTHING. All it does is cause gross breakouts and emotional instability. And if you are a believer it means you don’t trust the Lord to provide you the things you need! It’s hard but it’s possible so start making conscious efforts to roll with it.
Learning to feel confident in your skin and understanding that you are enough no matter how many times you fail is so liberating. It’s hard not to beat yourself up when you mess up or spend hours thinking about what you did or didn’t do. But just like before, it does nothing for you. So next time smile and take a deep breathe, laugh your failures off and know that next time you will do better because now you know better.
Open a Savings
You may not have a steady income yet and that’s okay when you’re in it twenties, you can still open a savings! Different banks have different rules. By now you should have a checking account, so I recommend using the same bank for your savings. Whenever you get money whether it be from a paycheck or a gift, add a portion to your savings. Even if it’s only $10! It will add up if you are consistent. Having money “just in case” is a huge comfort. Don’t go digging into it, unless it’s an emergency. The rule of thumb is to have 3 months of income in savings at a time in case you have an emergency or quit/get fired from your job.
Made a mistake? Messed up big time? BREATHE! You only in your twenties! This stage in life is temporary, this too shall pass friend! Don’t be overly hard on yourself, don’t set unrealistic goals, know that you are human! Breathe.
Let your twenties be what they’re supposed to be, a time to find yourself and to have fun while getting used to the way of the real world. Don’t forget to lean on your support system when you need it, you’re not alone. Remember to lend a shoulder to those who need you as well. The bottom line? Have fun and allow yourself to explore the world around you!
SHOP CHIC GALLERIA