5 Things To Accept In Your Early Twenties That Will Make Your Life Much Easier


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



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  • Rebecca Fletcher

    Thanks for sharing this post. I couldnt agree more on this points, especially number 1&2. X


  • Jen at Decorate the Soul

    I wish this was around when I was in my early twenties. So ridiculously, insanely TRUE.


  • Grace

    These points all sing to me, especially 2 and 3. There’s so much pressure to have it all together as soon as possible, but in reality everyone is struggling with feeling like they’re not doing what they should be when they should be. Great reminders!

    That Twenty Something

  • Camille Beygui

    All these points are so true (and I’m not even 20 yet) but dealing with the fact that some friends are meant to leave your life is really hard. Especially when you still care for them

  • AmyLauren

    Entering my 20’s soon and this couldn’t be more helpful and true xxx

  • LisaLDN

    THANK YOU for this! I just turned 25, about to graduate with a Masters Degree, and have no idea what happens next – I needed this <3

    — LisaLDN.com

  • Anastasia

    I’m 24 and all this is so true! Trying to finally obtain my diploma, got fired from the job that wasn’t a great one in the first place a few months ago, three of my school friends got married last summer – and here I am, still single. We all have our own paths in life!


  • BecomingTia

    Love this!

  • Hannah Lucy

    This was a great reminder!

    Hannah | Oh January

  • Malissa P

    I LOVE this. I made the mistake of marrying someone when I was 22 because I was in such a rush to start my family. I didn’t even care that we had nothing in common! Now I’m starting over at 26 but learned a lot in the process.
    Thanks for the read :) http://makingmalissa.com/2016/02/20/3-exercises-to-battle-social-anxiety/

  • Dinel

    I wish I’d read this when I was in my early twenties, specially that last point. I felt like I was dealing with all these feeling of uncertainty alone, and so kept it pretty quiet. But time has helped and I’ve learned, and I do feel like there is still time for everything to happen :)

  • Sarah

    These are definitely things I need to remember right now. The twenties feel like such a weird time in life. I really enjoyed “The Defining Decade” by Meg Jay on this subject.

    Sarah | sarahracker.com/blog

  • aNDriea DEnise

    Yes! These are definitely things that would make life much easier. For some reason, we all stress over the same things, and never talk to each other. Otherwise, we would all be like “Oh okay, so I’m not the only one in the world going through this.”

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