BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Nicole

BEING Young & Twenty Submission

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Nicole Canovas
Feral Doe
Age • 28

“I spent so much time being embarrassed! I should’ve placed more emphasis on the fact that I was getting stuff done, rather than how I was doing it.”

At 20, I was struggling with an anxiety disorder which I still struggle with.

I’m open about it now, but it was the “skeleton in my closet.” I barely graduated High School because my teachers were convinced that my anxiety wasn’t ‘real’.

According to society, my next “step” was to go to College.

Due to finances and anxiety, I opted for Community College. This was my first step off the beaten path. Nothing went how it was supposed to from there on out.

This wasn’t a bad thing.

I’m taking online courses to finish my Bachelors.

I used to be embarrassed that my classes were online.

I spent so much time embarrassed. I should’ve placed more emphasis on the fact that I was getting stuff done, rather than how I was doing it.

There’s no “right way” to be 20.

You don’t have to go to college if your passions lie elsewhere.

Trust in yourself. Your body knows what it can handle, your heart knows what it wants, and your mind will get you there.

It’s all up to you!

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