Though it can be quite scary when thinking about the future, I really enjoy being in my twenties. These are some of the things I’ve learned in the last few years and why I think it’s awesome to be a twenty-something.
You’ll get so much more confident once you leave high school behind you
In your twenties, you get to make all the decisions with no one else in mind
You are still young and not bound to anyone or anyplace. In ten years, you might be married and have kids. Those are things that are going to make it more difficult to do things with your life.
You get to know yourself so much better
Breaking away from parental supervision and teachers telling you what to do, you have the freedom to learn and do things you never even considered before. Drop classes if you hate them. Fall in love with someone and later realise that they’re completely wrong for you. Try out everything life has to offer and learn about who you are in the process. Your interests change and evolve, and you’ll get in touch with you. This is also just another way in which your confidence will grow. Once you know exactly who you are, the road towards what you want from life will become much clearer.
You can try out different careers
This is your chance to switch careers if you don’t like what you’re doing. You don’t have any other responsibilities – yet. So this is your chance to do something else without having to worry too much.
You get to live on your own for the first time
I still have a few more months of being an au pair left before I’m going to move out on my own for the first time and I couldn’t be more excited. I can’t wait until I get to do my own groceries, have an entire house to clean and get all my stuff organised.
Your twenties are filled with experiences
Nothing is holding you back from doing whatever you want. Go after your dreams and say ‘yes’ to crazy experiences. Embrace all of the moments life has to offer and don’t regret anything!
In summary, being in your twenties means your free to do whatever you want. You don’t have any responsibilities and are not bound to anyone. Go travel. Quit your job. Learn something new. Enjoy your life while you can.