BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Olivia

BEING Young & Twenty Submission

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Olivia Persson
Persson Adventure
Age • 24

“We are not ready for the picket fence and children – there is nothing wrong with this choice – we simply are not ready.”

The greatest thing about being in your 20’s is having your whole life in front of you! You’re old enough to start your journey, but young enough to redirect if you get a little lost along the way.

I’m recently married, which is awesome because I get to be with my favorite person every day, but it also comes along with all the traditional questions:

“When are you going to settle down and buy a house?”

“When are you going to start having children and how many?”

My answer – “Not anytime soon!”

Instead, we’re selling our belongings and moving more than 3,500 miles away to Honolulu, Hawaii. We lined up jobs before making this leap, so it isn’t a 100% fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants decision.

We are not ready for the picket fence and children – there is nothing wrong with this choice but what we are ready for is adventure, traveling, enjoying each other and the slightly unknown.

My advice to all other twenty-somethings – do not compare where you are in life to others.

Not married yet? Great!

Want to be a puppy parent? Sounds fun and adorable.

Want to move across the country? Start packing!

Want to build an empire by 30? Do it!

Want to raise a beautiful family? Enjoy it! I hear they grow up fast.

Enjoy life! You’re twenty, so it’s the best time to start your journey.

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  • I love this post because it highlights the exciting aspects of your 20s. I know so many 20-somethings that are upset that they don’t know what they want to do. When I meet someone that feels “lost,” I tell them to just dive into something! They’ve got time to re-route if need be.

    – Ja’Mei

    • I completely agree. Although we don’t all have the same struggles, we’re all going through something. “They’ve got time to re-route if need be.” – a great point! Thank you for sharing 🙂