Why your 20s are an adventure

I'm fast accelerating towards my late twenties and I feel like I'm desperately holding onto my twenties. But I have to admit, your twenties are bloody hard.

You finish university after slogging your guts out for three years before being thrown in head first into a career. But first you spend a year interning, often working seven days a week so you can afford to have a social life. When you finally get that elusive entry-level job, you start at the very bottom and spend the next few years frantically trying to work your way up. You go from buying everything Topshop on payday to scrimping and saving to buy your first house. Like I said, your twenties are bloody hard.

But you know what? Your twenties are also full of adventure. You'll never be this young or as carefree again with relatively no ties. So what if you're not shooting up the career ladder as fast as your friends or that you're still living at home. Your twenties should be about living in the moment. Taking grasp of every opportunity that is thrown your way. Going on your dream holidays and seeing all the places you've only ever seen pictures of. Taking the risks you want in your career. If you want to finally get to Australia instead of buying a house, make sure you apply for that visa. Save the house deposit for another day. Don't worry about what other people are doing, just make sure you spend your twenties with minimum regrets.

Don't be made to feel like you haven't got your shizzle together just because you're not following protocol. Jump abroad the wagon and hold on tight! Save being sensible for when you hit 30.


  1. Great post! I have a 2yo and feel like I need to have all my sheet together...Nah, stable, but I don\t have everything figured out.

    Casey - ATopsyTurvyBlog

  2. Sometimes its hard to remember to live in the moment- I'm 26 wishing I was still 25 but excited for 27! Twenties are a crazy beautiful mess!

    C's Collection

  3. Totally agree. Most of my friends are well on their way to working their way up the career ladder, or have families, and I'm just about to graduate after a couple of years of dithering when everyone else was at Uni. And I'm finally totally okay with that. We all find our way eventually and it's important to make the most of the journey! xo

  4. I love this, I feel like your twenties are a point where you are constantly comparing yourself to other people but I am trying to let that go and just live in the moment instead!

    Maria xxx

  5. Definitely agree - when I was at uni I thought I had to have everything "sorted" by 25...um, hello 28th birthday in a few months! x

  6. So true! I'm turning 25 next month and always thought by now I'd have a house, be engaged, be on 30k a year etc. But I'm not - and, who cares! I'm happy and healthy and that's all that matters :) xxx

  7. I'm 40 this year and thumb my nose at being sensible. I can see why you think this now but wait until you hit 30...35...40 and see how sensible you feel!


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