Young Wild and Free
As a young person out in the world by yourself for the first time, things can seem a little scary and confusing. Now that you’re out of education and expected to stand on your own two feet, it can leave you wondering exactly what you’re supposed to be doing- and the best way to find your own path.
Chances are, one-half of your friends will be going to Ibiza and drinking all weekend and the other half will be settling down and having kids. If you don’t fit into either of these groups it’s more than a little confusing. But do not fear, I too am not in either of these categories, you aren’t alone.
Here are some ideas for how you can make the most of life as a young adult.
So, without further ado here is what you can change to make the most out of your time being Twenty – Something.
Move somewhere new
If you’re in a position where you’re able to move house then it’s always worth doing so before settling down. In time, all of us want to put down roots and find a place that truly feels like home, but in the meantime why not move around? Experience different locations, cities, even a different country!
Even if you only move away for six months, it will give you plenty of new experiences and can help you decide on exactly what it is you do want when you eventually look for your permanent home. Rent a room with a big group of people, live alone in a tiny flat, move out with friends- try and experience it all!
These are things that can really help you to find yourself as a person. Travelling to a new place is fantastic, but you really learn about it when you’ve lived there for a while. If you’re renting or live with parents and are yet to get onto the property ladder, you’re in a unique position to move around so take advantage of it whilst you can.
This is the one thing I can safely say I am proud of and have no regret in doing. Ever since the age of 18 when I finally finished my studies I got out there and made sure I saw the world. Even though I’ve now settled down on the south-east coast of England, I am always up for exploring and you just don’t know where this life is going to take you.
Change your career path
Of course, anyone can change their career at any point if they want to. However, it’s always going to be a lot harder when you’re more established. When you’ve worked in a certain role or job field for years and have worked your way up, changing will usually mean a drop in wages and saying goodbye to work friends you’ve known for a long time.
When you’re young, you’re in a much better position to change your career path. Maybe you graduated in one subject but have decided you’d rather do something new?
You could go back and study, volunteer or take on some training to make it happen. You could start at the bottom and work your way up- either way, when you’re lower down the career ladder anyway and aren’t earning a ton of money then you have much less to lose.
Changing careers is a big decision even if you are at the bottom of the ladder. Make sure to speak it through with your family or friends as they will be there to help guide you through. Or if you are anything like me you could go for an online tarot reading and see what advice they have to give (If of course, that’s your kind of thing)
Find new friends
Many of us are friends with people purely out of habit. Maybe we’ve known them for a long time, or it could be a case of people being friends or partners of others that we know. These kinds of people who you have around you purely out of circumstance probably aren’t adding a huge amount to your life.
Maybe you don’t have much in common or perhaps you’ve grown apart in personality over the years but have just stayed in touch. Now is the time to get out there and make new friends, find people that you genuinely connect with.
Meeting those that make you happy, introduce you to new experiences and generally make you a better person. Taking up new hobbies, trying new things and putting yourself in more social situations will help you to find these people.
“Your twenties are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground”
These are just a few examples but you have to remember there is a whole world of possibilities waiting for you. If I could give you one bit of advice today it would be to grab life by the horns and don’t let a single opportunity slide by.
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