So I was looking at a fellow former Bobcat’s blog (Polish My Crown – go check it out!) today and noticed she shared an article from Thought Catalog, another blog I follow. The article is titled, ‘Why Being in Your 20s is Awesome’… I was instantly hooked. Below are a few exerpts from the original article:
“Being in your twenties is all about discovering which things hurt you and what makes you feel good. You go in blindly, practically pricking yourself with a dull blade, and then you walk out with tougher skin…. This is what your twenties are for — to feel and see as much as you can, to take advantage of not being tied down to anything and anyone and to go balls to the wall with everything that you do. You’re a raw nerve. You hate getting upset over little things, about being constantly unraveled by ignored text messages, parents, grades, and friends, but you have to remember something: you don’t know yourself entirely yet. Before the age of 20, you were mostly under your parents care, a reflection of what was going on around you. You didn’t have the option to make your own choices. You were merely living the life someone set out for you. Being in your twenties allows you to start carving out the life you want for yourself. Everything is on your terms now which seems daunting but is actually liberating. For the first time in your life you’re the boss.”
“We’re not stuck. Even if it feels like we are, it’s not true. We’re the opposite of stuck. As twentysomethings, we’re constantly moving — apartments, relationship, cities, jobs. Anything is possible. People are ready for you. They want to hear what you have to say. They look at you and are curious about what words are going to come out of your mouth. You’re the new generation. What do you have to say? Don’t bite your tongue. One day you’ll be pushed aside for a younger “fresher” perspective so you better get it out now. Make a mark. Make a stain. Make something.”
I definitely encourage you go check out the full article (linked above). I am all about this attitude. I am at an age where I can live in the moment, move to a different city for the summer in order to get an invaluable experience. Drive across the country with my best friend, just to say I did it. Carpe diem. Sieze the day. There will be a time in my life when I won’t be able to pick up and go, now is the time. Go!