One month from tomorrow I’ll be 29; the last year of my 20’s. While this fact has
terrified me a few times before, I’ve had a change of heart. I’m now excited to enter into my last year as a 20-something year old. This year alone has taught me so much about myself, love, faith, family, and friendships. I’m no Kanye…I don’t have all the answers, Sway. However I do know 5 truths about ( almost) making it though your 20’s.
1. It’s tough, but SO worth it. Your 20’s are no joke. Responsibility sets in and all of a sudden you’re actually an
adult. Scary I know, but fear not. The responsibility will help you grow and you may actually appreciate those hard, seemingly unbearable lessons you will endure. Paying bills ( on time), getting that credit report in good shape and the small things like following up with emails and returning text messages/phone calls will all make you better. Trust me, it’ll be worth it.
2. You can’t eat that. I am still learning this, but I’ve realized that the burgers, fries and shake runs have to become less and less. Junk food just doesn’t agree with me anymore and it’s been a hard lesson to learn. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a good Shake Shack burger or a Taco Bell nacho cheese flavor taco. But moderation is key. More green stuff, protein and water will do your body good…and make you feel (
and look) better!
3. Your faith is everything. I’ve been a believer since I was little, but in my 20’s I’ve realized that I’m much more spiritual than religious. I take different things from different religions, practices and make it work for my lifestyle. However, my foundation remains solid and my core beliefs remain the same. I read the Bible and attend church, but I’m more about living the life of a purpose driven Christian. My actions speak louder than what I say. I luh God and he’s the only one for me!
4. Build on small wins. Gone are the days when I believed in overnight success. It’s all about consistency and building on small wins. I appreciate working hard and I understand that those small wins are sometimes even more gratifying than the huge ones. I’m honestly OK with having a bunch of small wins under my belt instead of one or two big wins that’re few and far between. Think about it…
5. Invest…in yourself. Your 20’s should be the time when you start investing in yourself; your goals, plans, business and family aspirations. Now is the time to invest in all of that! Start saving some money for that house, new car, cross-country move…whatever it is. It’s about you and what’s going to make you better in the future. Being in your 20’s gives you permission to be just a little bit selfish, as long as there’s a purpose to you your selfishness. LOL.
6. (BONUS) Friendships change. I’ve been blessed to have the same best friend since grade school. Her friendship remains constant through whatever we go through, but I can’t say the same for everyone. And that’s OK. Friendships change and to be quite honest, I don’t believe all friendships are meant to last. Some may come back around, but when you have to work so hard to make a friendship last, is it really worth it? Being someone’s friend should not feel like a chore; it should be effortless and balanced. I’m thankful for my best friend, and those few good friends I have in my life who may not always agree with me but tell me what I need to hear. That’s true friendship.
So tell me, what do you know for sure about making it through your 20’s? Let me know!
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