Do Whatever You Want In Your 20s — It’s Your Life

Allegra Messina
Allegra Messina

Do whatever you want in your 20s because these are your years to do whatever is going to make you happy. Take the start-up job or ditch the ‘real’ world to travel the real world. Start your own company or move back in with your parents. Restart your life in a new city or stay with what’s familiar. Fall in love or stay completely independent. Date who you want, sleep with you want, do whatever you want. Find something you’re completely passionate about and do that thing for as long as you can because it’s your time and your life, and you only get one after all.

Don’t let anyone tell you what to do in your 20s. Don’t let anyone make you believe you’re doing them wrong because there is a lot of freedom in your 20s. A lot of freedom of being young and for the first time in your life not having to follow a norm. You don’t have to go to grad school if you don’t want to, hell you don’t even have to finish college if you don’t want. You don’t need a certain job, you don’t need to live in a certain city, you don’t need to know what you’re doing in the next five to 10 years. Hell, you don’t even need to know what you’re doing in the next few months.

Your 20s are blessed with freedom. Freedom to try new things and discover new outlets. Freedom to become comfortable with yourself and find out who you want to be. Freedom to enjoy your life while you’re young.

Your 20s are for you. They’re for figuring yourself out and making the most of your life and your current situation. You’re young and you’re only getting older so take advantage of this time now while you still can.

Take these years to do whatever the hell makes you happy and fulfilled. Take chances, try new things, push your fear to the side and be extremely proud of who you are. Learn from the mistakes you make and work on bettering yourself. Or not. It’s totally up to you.

Look within to know who you are and be exactly who you want to be. Don’t follow the latest trends, don’t let others influence you, don’t listen to tabloids, or the media or articles telling you what makes you enough because you’re already enough just the way you are.

It doesn’t matter if you’re steps behind other people you know in your life if you’re working towards what you really want or having the time of your life because there is only so much you can do in order to be truly happy. So find that thing now while your young and cherish it.

Do whatever you want during this time in your life and don’t take no as an answer if it’s something you really want. Don’t let other people dictate your decisions and future. Don’t fall into a trap because you feel guilty for saying no, don’t let others con you in to doing something you hate, don’t waste your time by being miserable.

No one has time to be miserable, especially when there are so many great opportunities to be happy. Do whatever you want because in the end it’s your life. It’s not your parent’s life, it’s not your friend’s life and it’s not your significant other’s life. It’s your life, so make the most of it and don’t let anyone take your 20s away from you. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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