Everyone talks about your twenties. It’s the time where you be free, explore the world around you, get to know yourself & attempt to get a hold on life. Well for the couple of years that me and my twenties have been together I have not embraced those golden nuggets. As of late I’ve had lots of life changes and I now want to embrace the hell out of those tips.
Lately I’ve noticed that I’m an awfully cool person. I have struggled sooooo hard with depression & self loathing but as I grow I realize what people have told me and the mindset I’ve adapted isn’t exactly parallel to reality. I’m kind, sassy, smart, ambitious, giving, sarcastic and a whole heap of other things. The thing that shocked me most is that people like those things about me. I don’t have to hide them or conform to someone else. I can be me and have a life I’ve always wanted. I’ve always sheltered myself from experiences to try and fit a mold and now while I’m dating my twenties I want to give it my all. I want to fall in love with these years and spend every minute of them living life to the fullest.
Now when you date you’ve got to do things that have impact and make a lasting impression. That’s how you go from dating to being in a relationship. Here are a few things I think you should do while dating your twenties.
Start a Savings
It’s nothing worse than going from broke to broker. It’s no secret that your twenties are usually not your most lucrative years but you can take proper steps to be secure in your thirties. Whether it’s a monthly or weekly amount please I beg of you to make sure you are putting your money in a safe place and allowing it to accumulate. You can do this best in three ways
1. Save all your change. Then at the end of the year roll up your coins and deposit it to your SAVINGS account.
2. Have a monthly savings amount. At first my amount wasn’t a set amount it was whatever I could manage to do without. That is perfectly fine! Don’t feel pressured to live beyond your means, do what works best for your lifestyle.
3. Invest your money. Now I’m no accounting expert so I can only give you limited information here. When you invest your money it’s a long term thing and your money grows without you doing anything it doesn’t get any easier than doing nothing!
You will never know how fun this can be until you do it. It sounds like a loser’s plan and actually really scary but it’s so much fun. In my opinion, you get a chance to be yourself in a way you’ve never done it before. Traveling alone also puts you in a position to meet new people and EVERY twenty year old needs friends!
Establish Your Best Friend
Your twenties are hard, say it with me! Our twenties are hard. You absolutely need a solid rock, someone to get you through the different stages. People say you meet your truest friends in college. There’s no experience like a college experience let me tell you that! But, I was lucky enough to meet mine in middle school and well she’s the best of course!
Try Try & Try Again
Try it…whatever it is just try it. You have little responsibility and sometimes a lot of free time. Use those things to your advantage! This is where you can have amazing life experiences.
This is the most important of them all. Learn to love who you are and your potential. Spend time getting to your core and become an amazing INDIVIDUAL.