Renovation

 

I decided to renovate my blog. Before this I had a blog about being in your 20’s, but I decided that I wanted to write about everything. More importantly I wanted to write about finding myself.

This path we take isn’t just about the decade that we are in, this path is about our life and finding who we are. I want those of any age to be able to relate to these topics I write about.

I will write advice, inspiration, random thought, my experiences, and much more.

I don’t think any of us really know what we are doing, we are just going with what we feel is right for every step we take. I decided that  I would keep searching for what I want and who I want to become, but I might as well share how I’m doing that through this blog so others can join me.

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To the Universe

We are nothing to the Universe. Our problems, our troubles, our school work, our fears, nothing.

I’ve been thinking about the big picture lately. The big picture as in everything in the world, the worlds problems, the worlds issues, the worlds fears, the worlds everything.

I don’t know what got me thinking, but I keep thinking about how my problems are absolutely nothing compared to the rest of the Universe. There is so much more out there than my annoyances with roommates or the test that I failed last week because I chose not to study.

I may be a poor college student, but I am going to school. I have the ability to read, the ability to communicate, to walk, to live in a place where there are so many more blessings than there are troubles.

To the Universe my problems mean nothing. They mean nothing compared to half the world that is making only living off of $2.50 PER day.

The people that mean the most to the Universe are the people that have to make it work with only $2.50 a day. Or the people who donate their savings to foundations that save lives. Or the people who trick the homeless man into winning the lottery by giving him the most money he has ever held in his life.

These people are the people that mean the most to the Universe. They change lives.

So if you’re reading this, that problem that is in the back of your head about not having enough money to go to the next big concert, or not being able to buy those shoes you saw, forget those problems, they mean nothing.

No matter the age, race, gender, political stance, or religion, be that person that means something to the Universe.

Being in your 20’s is a mid-life crisis of your own where you have to figure out what you are and who you are.

I’m new to the whole 20’s thing, but I can already tell that these will be the years where dreams become reality, where my words can be published, where I can overcome fears and go where I want to go. But I’m dedicated to making my efforts mean something to the Universe.

Always learning

They always say that middle school is where you go through the awkward stages of life. But, did anyone ever think to tell us that when you get in your 20’s you could top that middle school awkwardness?

We are all trying to be something we want to be and sometimes we get a little too ahead of ourselves and get a reality check you would have rather not had.

Recently I had an interview with a large company for an internship over the summer that involved journalism. Here I am thinking that I know everything there is to know about journalism and writing. But little did I know that I actually knew NOTHING.

After an embarrassing and awkward 25 minute phone call, I hung up feeling like I didn’t learn a thing about journalism in the past 5 months.

Then I realized that no, I do know a lot about journalism and I can’t just let one horrible interview get me down.

We are all learning in our 20’s and through trial and error we learn even more.

So step out of your comfort zones and do something you would never do.

We are all figuring out what to do with our life, and it’s going to take a few mistakes and uncomfortable moments to get there.

Books on Books on Books

We do a lot of reading in our lifetime. A lot of reading in high school involving books we are forced to read in a time period of around 3 weeks.

I dont think it was until just a few months ago that I realized reading good books is something you need to do as you go through your twenties. Reading books that change a perspective, change you and how you view everything else, shape you into who you are becoming.

A few books that I have stumbled upon that I believe everyone should read in their twenties…

1. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
2. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
3. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

These are just a few that will change what you think about certain things, and they may even change you as a person completely.

Even after all your schooling is done while you are in your 20’s, reading keeps you grounded, always making you think, feel, and learn.

You win some, you lose some

I could go on and on about all the different types of relationships in your 20’s, but right now I’m just going to talk boyfriends..or if a guy reads this, girlfriends.

Like my title; you win some, you lose some. And you do, and you most definitely will while experiencing relationships throughout your 20’s.

5 things to remember as you date:

1. Before you start finding the right person, become the right person. Become the person you want to be, so you can find the person that lets you be that person.

2. Be sure you love your self before you love anyone else. We all hear that advice to love ourselves before we let anyone else, but it is the most important advice anyone can tell you.

3. Don’t think you are meant to marry the first person you date. DATE AROUND. Find out what you like, find out who is out there. It’s okay to go on one date with 5 guys in row… experience as much as you can until you know what you want.

4. Do not settle for someone if you believe you can do better, because you can. Find that one that brings you to your fullest, makes you the best you can be, and someone who loves you no matter what.

5. Do not change for anyone. If you have to change for someone then it’s not going to work. You should always be able to be yourself around this person.

While you are in your 20’s finding the ONE is a journey we are taking, even if we say we aren’t, we are all looking for that one to love us unconditionally through anything life brings us.

Just remember through the heart break you experience, the gallons of ice cream you consume, the nights you spend watching The Notebook, there is someone out there for you. Just keep swimming.

Around the world in…

10 years.

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You may not have a lot of money, in fact you probably have none (just like me). But, I believe while in your 20’s spending what you have on traveling the world is one of the best investments you could possible make.

If an opportunity comes, take it. If there is no opportunity, make one. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the culture of the world than to experience it first hand.

Why are your 20’s the perfect time to travel?

1. No family yet. That means you can be selfish with your money, destination, and time.

2. Downtime. Yes, you have work, but what about those vacation weeks saved up?

3. Experience. Experience at the youngest age you can, you want to carry those memories with you the rest of your life.And you will more than likely be able to go a second time, so start early.

You may not even have to leave the country. Go to a big city you want to experience, travel to a famous landmark, see something you have never seen before.

Wanderlust is getting the best of me and countries are calling my name. If you feel the same, then book a flight and go.

Let’s talk about…

Internships…

new york cityI’m going to go with internships as the start of your adult career (not including schooling…).

The second I think of an internship, I think of an awkward girl running through the streets of New York City carrying 5 coffees and a few bags, and of course her boss starts calling her as she’s running across a busy street with taxis honking at her. Typical, right?

Internships should be much more than that, and they most definitely are. Resume builder, getting your name out in the field, establishing connections, and gaining the experience of a lifetime.

Gaining experience in the field you want to spend the rest of your life in is something that can not be passed up, especially if you love it. On top of gaining the experience in the field you want, find an internship in a city that you have always wanted to go to.

For me, New York City is calling my name and it’s the only place on my mind. There are internships on internships, paid, un-paid, full-time, and even college credit, in New York City.

Talk to the teacher or administrator of the Communications department at your school now to get the word out there that you are in search for an internship and they can direct you in the place to go. Then search for specific internships on Internship.com.

An internship is the start of what your career will be, and these opportunities obviously happen as you are in your 20’s, and there’s no better age to start this adventure.

These years are filled with…

Anything and everything.

Being in your 20’s is where you get to experience, explore, create, and make mistakes that determine the rest of your life. Both exciting and scary, the opportunities we take and the relationships that we make count in these years. Whether you are fresh out of college, turning 20 in college, married, single, or just looking for an adventure, these are the years to do what you have dreamed of doing. These are the years to pick up that book you’ve always wanted to read, to buy your dream apartment and finally use those Pinterest inspired decor ideas. Between traveling to those dream places, taking that class you always wanted to take, starting your first internship, or beginning at that entry-level job that pays 9 dollars an hour, I hope to show how to make the best out of these years. Your 20’s is a place in your life to find who you are, what you want be, and to fully embrace every part of life.

I may just be turning 20, but this will be my way of showing the world how to make the most out of these 10 years that will determine the rest of my years.