Life in your twenties is probably the hardest decade to get through. The ages of 20-29 are pretty relatable to the beautiful fruit of pineapples. Rough, sharp and even painful to hold on too, but OH SO SWEET when you get to the center. That is the “20s'”.
You must learn independently, from experiences good and bad. You have to adapt to what is thrown at you, often with little support. You get cut off too! Elders give less and less advice, or advice that we can no longer incorporate into our world. Times have surely changed from our grandparents era to ours. (yes, its millennials-our fault right?)
I remember feeling how impossible it was for me to make basic decisions in my life. They ranged from where did I want lunch to what am I doing with my life. Do you know how easy it is to not know what’s best for YOURSELF? How do we not know what’s in our best interest?
Often times we ask our elders for advice because we don’t know what is best, we don’t understand the full risks or benefits of a decision YET. We yearn for your wisdom.
The most ironic part of being in your twenty somethings is generally we all want to see each other grow up, advance in their family, their career and to be genuinely happy. Catch is, we also get equal amounts of hate from the pure growth we experience.
Someone always knows more, always knows the better way, and someone always knows what we should have done different. what they don’t know is how great your own decisions are to yourself. They can’t see your pain, struggle or how hard you work to get what you want. They only see the outcomes, and base opinions solely on that.
My advice to the haters is simple: Keep rising, practice daily affirmations, recognize your accomplishments. Give yourself credit for the long hours, the learning new skills, building things and self care and offer help to those who may need some advice, guidance or just an ear.
All for now,