When you’re in your twenties people start expecting things from you. A lot of uncomfortable questions are being asked and you have no idea how other people figured it all out already. But no worries all twenty-somethings are feeling the same way. So here are 5 things that you should accept in your early twenties that will make your life a whole lot easier.
1. You will lose some friends
And that is ok. You don’t see your friends every day when you have a full-time job and a lot of people will feel quite alright about that. Just remember that it is better to have a few close friends, than a big group of people who don’t know much about you.
2. There is still time left
A lot of my friends are buying houses with their boyfriends and getting engaged and stuff like that. Meanwhile, I am still single and partying every now and then. And you know what, that’s totally fine! Of course, it’s nice to settle down, but there is plenty of time left. Your time will come!
3. It’s ok to not have found your dream job (yet)
These days employers expect you to have 10 years of experience when you just graduated college. So when you finally do find a job, don’t feel like you failed when it’s not the job you’ve always wanted. Get some experience first and build your career from there.
4. Forget the 10-year plan
Some people expect you to know exactly what you want to do with the rest of your life. But trust me, some of my friends are almost thirty and they still have no clue. So let it be and just enjoy the here and now. Things will fall into place eventually.
5. You don’t have to do it alone
Talk about it with your friends or family and you’ll see that you’re not the only one struggling with this matter. No one really knows what’s right and what’s not. Everyone has their doubts about certain things and that’s totally fine.
By Shelley Beekman
Musthaves Books For Career Girls
Dr. Anthony Gunn Life After College – the Complete Guide to Getting What You Want ($15.99) SHOP
Mary Traina The Twentysomething Guide to Getting it Together: A Step-byStep Guide of Getting it Together ($14.25) SHOP
Lena Dunham Not That Kind of Girl ($9.51) SHOP
Meg Jay The Defining Decade – Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them ($9.76) SHOP
Paul Angone 101 Secret For Your Twenties ($11.38) SHOP