It was my 20th last week, and whilst I’m officially no longer a teenager, I’ll always be a child at heart. Your 20’s are supposed to be some of your best years; ones where you start your career, find your soul mate and maybe even have children. I’ve been reading a lot of those ‘things to do in your 20’s’ blogs which have inspired me to write this one. But instead of writing about what new things you should do in your 20’s, I’m going to talk about what things you shouldn’t leave behind in your teens.
- Your dreams. Although these may be fading to the background with university, work and life in general, you should never let them go. You never know when an opportunity might arise for that dream to become a reality, so always keep that passion inside burning.
- Your friends. As we get older, we will grow apart from some people and that’s ok. You may develop different interests, live in different places or discover that they’re just not the person you thought they were. But there’ll always be those people who, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve spoken, you’ll always click with.
- Your sense of adventure. Don’t get into a boring routine that leaves you stuck in a rut wishing that you were someone else. If you keep discovering new things, meeting new people or even just trying a new restaurant every once in a while, you’ll be less inclined to be bored and you’ll want to keep on exploring.
- Your identity. There will always be something that is innate to us. Some part of our personality that shines through from ages 0-100. Yet as we grow up, we can sometimes feel as if we’ve lost some part of ourselves; I should know, I’ve experienced it before. Keeping your personality alight is so important to make sure you are the best you that you can be.
And remember: you’re never too old to have fun!