Your twenties are a special time in your life where you straddle the line between being a youth and an adult. Amidst the whirlwind of the decisions, experiences, excitement, and confusion that encapsulate your twenties, it can be easy to forget some important principles.
It Is Ok Not To Have Everything Figured Out (Nobody Does)
There is a pressure in your twenties to have your life figured out. This pressure could be coming from your parents, societal expectations, or most of the time… yourself. Whether it be your career or your personal life, it is ok to not have everything figured out in the midst of your twenties. Your twenties are a time to figure it out. It is a time to see what kind of career you want to pursue and what kind of person you want to be. Social media is one of the culprits of misleading people to believe that their lives are subpar and somehow behind of everyone else’s, but this is simply not true. Most of the time, the people you think have everything figured out feel the same way you do and feel inadequate because of someone else’s social media output. So, moral of the story, it is ok. Take your time. You, along with everyone else, will figure life out along the way.
Quality Over Quantity
From elementary to high school, the importance of friendship lay more in quantity than in quality. This could be due to social status, maturity, or other reasons, but you will find that when you get older, you will start to crave deeper connections with fewer people rather than shallower connections with more people. Remember that it is more rewarding to have a fewer friends who truly know and care for you well than an exponential amount of “friends” who do not really know you at all.
Invest Your Time Wisely
One thing you can never get back is time. Learning to invest time wisely is one of the hardest lessons to learn, but it is essential. Think about your end goals and the things that really matter. Once you have your goals and your values, invest your time into pursuing those goals and tending to those important values. Invest your time building your resume and equipping yourself with skills that will help you in the long run with your career. Also, invest your time in maintaining those friendships and relationship with your friends and family. On a weekly basis, set a time to talk to them over the phone or go out to lunch! That kind of investment will always leave you with more than you gave.