It is a well documented fact that being a twenty-something is a very confusing time. There is no right way to stumble through your twenties and right now I am honestly just lost in the whirlwind of it all. It is like being lost in an amazing place but you have no map, no phone and you have no idea where you are going.
I left university eight weeks ago and since then everything has just made me think….When I was younger I was told: ‘Go to University and then you’ll get a job you enjoy‘ What they didn’t tell me was that by the time I finished university I would have absolutely no idea what I actually want to do with my life or that I would be in huge amounts of debt and have to wade through countless minimum wage jobs until I find something worthwhile.
I was also under the impression that by the age of 23 I would feel like an adult. If anything I feel like a slightly more confused teenager under pressure to act older. There are many decisions to be made in your twenties that could define the rest of your life but most days I don’t want those decisions, I just feel like packing up and exploring the world… This brings me on to the new land mark of being a twenty something: Travel!! ‘Travel in your twenties, its your only time to do it!’ I’m told constantly. I plan to do this and I do travel as much as I can however like a lot of twenty somethings we aren’t generally the richest bunch..
With the threat of looming student loans and the tumultuous nature of today’s job market it’s really not that easy to save up for these inspiring ‘Eat Pray Love‘ type trips that help you ‘find yourself‘ or so they say.. I am going away for six weeks in three months which gives me twelve weeks to work full-time and save every penny I can towards that and after that I have no idea what I’m doing. As a twenty something graduate I feel like I’m blagging it everyday. I learned all these skills at university and I have this degree but now I am just another graduate. Eventually I hope to settle and find something I love but until then I am bound to endless wondering as to whether I am making the right decisions: whether I’m in the right job, whether now is the right time to travel, whether it is acceptable that I binge watched a whole series on Netflix yesterday…
Can anyone else relate to this? Let me know..
Stay Strong People