Monday, December 10, 2012

twenty something

As a twenty-something, often times I get overwhelmed with just how quickly time has past and the idea of almost being closer to 30 than 20, is unsettling. Don’t ask me why, it’s just one of those irrational/over thought and probably unnecessary “fears.” So what’s a twenty-something supposed to do?? Well lucky for me (and you!) just the other day, one of my girlfriends shared this pretty entertaining article from Thought Catalog, “21 Ways You Should Take Advantage of Your 20s”.

 The overall message of the article? Take charge of your life! Whether it’s a change in careers, learning new skills (seriously, learn how to cook!), getting involved in sports “you played in elementary school” (aka kickball), traveling, unplugging from your gadgets…it’s time to take charge and make choices that will give you the chance to really live it up and smile all the way through your twenties…which is exactly what I intend to do! In case you don't have time to read the whole article, here are a few of my favorite suggestions:

#19. Take road trips. Sitting in a car for days on end isn’t something your body was designed to do forever.

#7. Play a sport you played in elementary school. Kickball, dodgeball. There are leagues for these games now. Get on it.

#3. Never turn down an open bar. Seek them out and make them a priority. Indulging in open bars when you’re older isn’t appropriate because a) people will think you have an alcohol problem and b) you’re supposed to have enough money to afford your own alcohol.
#4. If you’re unhappy and someone offers you a way out, take it. You don’t owe your first job years of loyalty and your first-born; you don’t have to stay in your city just because you’re on a first-name basis with the bodega guy. Do what feels right; the initial fear will give way to excitement.

Happy Monday!

p.s. for more insight on life in your twenties, check out this article! Pretty hilarious & totally relatable...
p.p.s for EVEN MORE twenty-something fun, get a digital copy of  “How to be a 20-Something,” featuring a collection of short stories

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