Do you sometimes feel like you’re a shitty, wasted creature who overthinks everything, is melodramatic over achievements or the lack thereof and with a ridiculously fluctuating level of confidence/insecurities? It can be pimple-causing, insomnia-inducing, bulimia-provoking stage of life, but let me tell you girlfriend, it’s hardly life threatening. The truth is, we’re a little less shitty than we think. It’s just…you know, maybe a more hideous case of PMS? Actually, it’s the 20-something blues and hey, as long as you’re not writing a suicide note, it’s completely normal.
Being at your 20’s is a transition stage between the delightful teenage years to terrifying adulthood. It can sometimes be pretty disappointing and challenging. It isn’t an easy-peasy walk in the park while chomping on cotton candy. At times, it’s more like half running on a messy park with your prosthetic legs in 6-inch stiletto heels. It’s when reality welcomes you with an enormous banner saying “Hey, guess what! Unicorns Don’t Exist!” Sucks, right? I mean, it’s unfair that unicorns are not real. They’re awesome! Specially the pink ones.
Anyway, no matter how it sucks to be on the verge of adulthood, let’s not deny that it also offers amazing perks. Girl, it will do your soul good if you focus on the pluses rather than the downers. So beat the blues, chill out and read on:
1. YOU’RE SERIOUSLY BECOMING A PRINCESS.
You’re a princess who care less about fancy crowns and chocolate-covered strawberries. You’re a princess who is more responsible, independent, level-headed (maybe not so, but it’s okay), brave to take risks, bold enough to make mistakes and learn from it. You’re more a princess now than you were during your grumpy teenage years.
2. YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO MEET YOUR PRINCE.
Since you’re now a princess, you have a ginormous chances to meet your prince. Being broken-hearted is in the cards but it will be worth it. Besides, pain makes you stronger and strong is always sexy. (wink!)
3. YOU’RE CLOSER TO YOUR DREAMS.
You’re not close enough to live it but you’re getting there. It can be frustrating, discouraging, infuriating even. Our pride shouts the need to rush, try to resist it, my restless friend. Breathe. Take it easy. One step at a time. We’ll get there.
4. OPPORTUNITIES ARE FRIGGIN’ EVERYWHERE.
Hard to believe? I understand. I’ve missed a lot of opportunities because I was a scaredy-cat, jumping at the sight of risk or I was too engrossed dreaming about big breaks that I didn’t recognize the little ones that might have led me to it. Look around you with an open-mind and accepting heart, you’re currently surrounded by opportunities, darling.
5. YOU’RE GETTING GOOD AT ENJOYING REALITY.
Too much of reality can be overwhelming though, so keep a healthy dosage of fantasy in your heart. But enjoy life as it is, without unicorns and everything. Reality is enough to make you incredibly happy if you let it.
6. YOU’RE IN FOR A WILD RIDE.
This stage of life means inevitably facing terrifying exhilarating and breath-taking happenings beyond our wildest teenage dreams. Isn’t that cool?
Ladies, let us relish every dang moment of being a young adult. Don’t let this stage pass by without a heap of experiences to be proud of and to be embarrassed about. Let’s be melodramatic and overacting all we want, no problem. I wish you all the exciting, unforgettable, distressing and heart-breaking events in your journey. :-*
Please share us your inspiring adventures as 20-something down in the comments. It will be TERRIBLY appreciated. :)