20’s is the time when you come out of being reckless to being matured. In this dilemma of following crowd and being different curbs up your mind. Here are ten things that would help you determine what you would want to do in your 20’s
1. Be Yourself
Twenties are the times when you have time and energy, don’t compare yourself with others. You are a different person altogether. Don’t follow the crowd, its time when you can stand out and be yourself. Enlighten yourself by learning something new. Go out there and be yourself.
2. Follow your Dreams
As you grow up your childhood dreams start becoming clogged. The people around you make you believe how impossible your dreams are. They would ask you to take a secure job, safe passage down the narrow lane that every shitty scared guy would take to survive. Bullshit! Go out there! Follow your dreams! Don’t procrastinate. The one who succeeds is one who never gives up. Take a leap of faith. All you need to do is follow your heart.
3. Write Letters – Send Gifts
Write a letter to a friend, a teacher, or old neighbor. Send a gift to person you love on his/her birthday. Just go out of your safe zone to do something special. You’ll be surprised one fine day when you’ll end up reading a scanned copy of the letter you wrote to someone special or find the teddy you gifted in the background of a pic he/she uploaded on the facebook.
The world is meant to be explored. You’ve got the stamina. Pack your bags. Go to the place you always fancy. With friends or without, Travel. Go on an adventure camp or trek with a bunch of strangers. Soaking up new cultures is one of the best learning experience. Chances are that you may find your passion while you are travelling and also find the right people you would want to achieve it with.
5. Eat a Lot
Greet your taste buds with everything and anything. Its time when your metabolism is in place and the threatening disease haven’t yet taken a toll on you. Loosen up your pocket a little and taste everything in the offering. Don’t be afraid to fall sick.
6. Drink – Party – Go Crazy
Don’t be afraid of what people would think. Go out there, get a bottle of beer. Party hard. Ditch your eight hour sleep schedule. Go out there to some pub, club or bar with your friends. Have a blast till the place shuts down. Talk about your dreams, things that scare you, the things that hurt you. Trust me, the best suggestions would come when you are high. May be you’ll end up writing a business plan while you are drunk, like we did. On the way back don’t be afraid to go crazy, scream to top of your voice on the empty streets, tell a friend what he means to you. Just be yourself.
7. Fall in Love
Love does hurt, even loneliness does. Don’t be scared to be heartbroken. You would never learn the value of love without falling for someone. Express your feelings, don’t hold back. You’ll only regret for not letting the person know what he/she means to you. Open up, it’s a roller coaster ride: its scary, you are gonna go down, but in the end you would enjoy the ride anyway.
8. Change the Script – Burst the Bubble
With all the energy you don’t have to look for a college or job that’s right around the corner in your home town. It’s a big world out there. Get out of the bubble of your home culture and broaden your perspective. Don’t be afraid to step out of family and move to completely strange place. While knowing so many people in a strange town, you’ll also get to know a lot about yourself.
9. Do Something on Your Own
Be a pioneer. Do something different. For a cause or otherwise. Start something on your own. May it be a small club at your college or a new business? Stand up and take risk to build something from scratch. Don’t be afraid. You can start all over again if you fail. Years later when you look back into time, you would have a lot of stories to tell. There would be a lot of stories people would tell about you.
10. Stay Positive
Downfalls are inevitable. Don’t be afraid to fail. Remember life goes on only to get back on your feet and try again. The early 20’s are confusing. Don’t end up comparing yourself with someone who has got better life than you do. Get a life you would love to, only way to get it is to stay positive and follow your dreams.
Are you in 20’s? Please leave behind your bucket list. Let everyone know what are the things that you wanna do in your 20’s!