I can truly say that I am learning what it means for me to be young and twenty! As my 21st birthday approaches in March I am constantly learning something new about the world around me and also learning something new about myself. Life lessons come almost everyday but even when they arrive I still don’t understand them but I definitely learn from them.
For me being young and twenty means NEVER having all your puzzle pieces and making things work with the pieces you have!
One thing I’ve realized is that I am 20 and I don’t have everything together! I don’t have my own apartment and I’m not set in my career. I’m not in a relationship but I’m enjoying the single life. Once I turned 20 I opened my new puzzle box and many of the pieces were missing because it’s my job to figure out what pieces are missing but hey I have plenty of time to figure out what pieces are missing! Although I expected all my pieces to be in that box the likelihood of that happening was slim to none.
It’s almost like no matter how much I learn and no matter what I acquire over the years I’ll still be missing some of my puzzle pieces! I might be missing puzzle pieces until I’m in my 30s maybe even my 40s but that’s ok because even a 30 something year old doesn’t have everything together.
So for me in my twenties I’ll most likely never have my life together and that’s perfectly fine. Everyone expects me to have everything put together but I’m still in a teenagers mentality on some things. I’m in absolutely NO rush to have my life together. This is my time to enjoy myself and explore just how far I can go! Testing the ocean is a lot different than testing a swimming pool but we have to have courage to test our boundaries.
Now I leave you with a quote:
I think your 20s are the hardest part of life. I mean, everyone goes on about how hard it is to be a teenager, but actually I think it’s tougher to be in your 20s because you’re expected to be a grownup and expected to earn your own living and be successful and I think you feel like a kid still.
Enjoy your twenties because you can never rewind these years!