What I Wish I Knew When Entering My 20s


Entering your 20’s can be a scary thing, after all this is where you begin the rest of your life. But don’t worry we are all still learning and need a little help here and there. Here are my Top 5 tips on how to survive certain problems when entering your 20’s.

1. Don’t compare yourself to others

This was a big problem for me especially through my first couple of years of university. With studying Journalism there seemed to be constant competition on who will stand out the most. This of course made me feel miserable as I always thought there was someone better than me. I wish I knew that it wasn’t a competition and in fact just a learning experience. We were all there to learn whether it was off the subjects you took or each other. I can now enter my final year knowing how to better myself, learn from others and do the best I can.

2. Don’t think you need everything figured out

I would constantly get questions such as, what do you want to specialise in? What are you going to do for money? What are you going to do if it doesn’t work out?

These types of questions drove me mad because to be honest, I didn’t have any answers and I still don’t. It made me worry the fact I didn’t know anything about my future and maybe I should of. Throughout university the only thing I was sure about was that I loved to write and I wanted to somehow inspire people. But now I realise I didn’t have to have a secure life plan and figure everything out because whether or not you have a plan, it will always change. Life is full of adjustments and changes. I am just going to enjoy it and have fun.

3. You don’t have to be good at everything

Throughout my first two years of university I really started to wonder what it was I was good at. There seemed to be someone who was better than me in most things and I was usually an average, even when it came down to my grades. But what’s wrong with being average? So you may need to be good at most things like how to keep your readership interested, knowing the basics of Photoshop and InDesign and how to make the best cup of tea for those late nights, but with enough motivation and hard work, who says you can’t make it?

4. Don’t wait till you’re ready

If you’ve been putting something important off because you feel you are not ready then now is the time. Put all your worries behind you and just get out there and do it! If now isn’t the right time then when will it be?

5. Enjoy young love

I first fell in love when I was 18 years old. We both thought we were ‘the one’ and that we would get married. But after a couple of years the relationship started to fail and took us ages to let each other go.

I wish I knew that we were both trying to figure who we were and how to be in a relationship. Don’t worry if it doesn’t work out because you learn from past experiences and are able to take them along with you. I wish that I knew how loving, beautiful and kind I am without the need of someone else to tell me that. You are all amazing and strong enough to do what it is in life you want do and you don’t need anyone else to confirm that.

I’m pretty sure that the further I get within my 20’s this list would become bigger and bigger but seeing as I am on the young side of my 20’s this is what I felt to be more important.

Is there anything you wish you could tell your self when entering your 20’s?

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