BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Lissette

BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Lissette

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Lissette J
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Age •25

“Countless times I’ve asked myself, “what in the world am I doing?!” And then I realize my thoughts and feelings aren’t at all different from others in their 20s.”

My 20’s have been filled with amazing opportunities.

I left my comfortable home after university and jetted off for a life in Madrid, Spain to teach English. What should have been a 1-year stint, turned into 3 years.

Life in your 20s is tumultuous.

Your surroundings are constantly changing, whether it’s the people or places. People come and go. Places change. But most importantly, we grow, discover ourselves, and see what we’re truly capable of. Living as an expat has had its ups and downs.

Life is transient when you live abroad and those highs and lows you experience in your 20s hit you with extra intensity when you’re away from all things familiar. Countless times I’ve asked myself, “what am I doing?!”

I realize my thoughts and feelings aren’t at all different from others. While we have our moments of self-doubt, we need to remember what we’re capable of.

BEING Young & Twenty means it’s our time to grow and learn about oneself and that’s by going through trial and error. So go for it. Do what you’ve always wanted to do. After all, our 20’s are a period of self-discovery.

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