BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Nicole

BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Nicole

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Nicole
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Age • 22

“and we insist on drinking so much in 3 hours on Friday night that we don’t enjoy any of Saturday. We do all this assuming that we’re just killing time, waiting for our real lives to begin.”

I recently watched a Ted Talk about people saying that 30 is the new 20 because kids are “starting their lives” later in recent years.

Initially, it seems true.

Twenty-somethings embrace this concept because it gives us more time. More time to save money for that dream house, find that perfect person, create the perfect career. However, here’s the problem. I have this theory:

Which project would you work on more urgently- one that was due in 10 years or one that was due tomorrow?

We all know which one it is.

It makes perfect sense to put off a project that isn’t important for another decade. That’s not what the problem is- the problem lies in us thinking that we have ten 10 before we start the project of our lives.

When we say that 30 is the new 20, we are essentially saying that our 20’s have no meaning.

We date those emotionally unavailable guys who get around via longboard, we eat food made entirely of chemicals as long as we can prepare it in under three minutes, and we insist on drinking so much in 3 hours on Friday night that we don’t enjoy any of Saturday.

We do all this assuming that we’re just killing time, waiting for our real lives to begin.

I believe that BEING Young & Twenty is the perfect time to start living intentionally. If we live like the project is due tomorrow, by the time tomorrow comes, we won’t be scrambling to find what we need at the last minute.

What could your life be like if you started it today, while you’re young and twenty?

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