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5 Things I learned In My Early 20’s

5 Things I learned In My Early 20’s

It’s so hard for me to even think that I am 25! I remember when 25 felt so far away and so, “old”. Thinking back on the last few years where I was in my early 20’s I just think about so much that has changed now that I am in my mid 20’s!

Here are 5 things that I learned in my early 20’s:

  1. You can go to college full time and work full time. You will absolutely hate it but it will be so worth it. Looking back, I am not sure how I woke up at 5am to go to work, and how I got home at 9pm after night school. It was so tough but when I think about it, it feels so baddass and empowering! I am proud to be a first generation graduate and am so proud that I actually did it!

  2. That heartbreak will go away, even if it feels like it won’t - it absolutely will. Nothing that anyone says will make it better. You have to go through the hurt. You may sit in the hurt for awhile, but make sure that you aren’t missing out on things because of the hurt. There’s no time stamp on the pain, but it will get better.

  3. You love hanging out with your parents. You will want their opinion on a lot of new and challenging things and they love that you are coming to them. Keep them involved. Love on them - we are getting older and so are they.

  4. You don’t have to have your life planned out even though you think that you should - like really, really should. NOPE. Whatever it is you think might happen for your career and future, might not ever happen. Your plans could totally change and that’s totally okay. I am a firm believer in that everything happens for a reason!

  5. Don’t let anyone tell you what you should be doing and how you should be living! Your early 20’s are so hard because everyone is trying to figure out what this life thing even is. I always told myself that I need to experience things in order to make my own opinion/decisions and when I’m ready for something, my heart and mind will tell me I’m ready.

I am am hoping that this is helpful for anyone who is still in their early 20’s. We all have such different paths and no path is the right or wrong path. It’s YOUR path and YOUR awesome story.

XX,

Jessica

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