Why I Quit Blogging [ Saying Goodbye Young & Twenty ! ]

Why I Quit Blogging [ Saying Goodbye Young & Twenty ! ]

I’ve decided to move on from Young & Twenty.
For awhile at least.

I’ve already moved onto a new adventure – though.

I want to find MY voice by helping you to find YOURS.

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and see what I’m up to now!

I would absolutely love to work with you.

*Young & Twenty will not be DELETED and
posts will continue for the next few months  –
so please continue to submit your BEING Young & Twenty pieces!*

Thank you to everyone for your support.

I hope to have the same support on my new adventure.

Please feel free to send me an email:
jennifer@youngandtwenty.com

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BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Charlotte

BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Charlotte

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Charlotte Racher
TequilHer
Age • 20

“Some friends have already got their career sorted,some have babies,and some are still hanging out at the place they used to when they were 14.”

6-year-old me would look at 20-year-old me and think, “your nails are chipped, your hair is too blonde and why do you drink horrible drinks that make you do silly things?”

Turning 20 was really scary.

I remind myself that I’m young, I deserve a little fun and I’m trying. At this age not comparing to others is more key than ever. Some friends have already got their career sorted, some have babies, some are in long term relationships and some are still hanging out at the places they used to when they were 14, which is kind of worrying but makes you feel slightly better about yourself.

And then there’s you.

Success is personal and your goals will be different and you have to be proud of yourself for reaching your own personal goals. Your friend may have got their first flat and you may have just perfected your eyebrows, be proud of where you’re at in life instead of looking at others, even if it feels like your life is moving slowly.

Vera Wang didn’t design her first dress until she was 40, life has no schedule so don’t worry if you haven’t accomplished anything other than finishing a foot-long subway, yet – and that’s still impressive to me if you do nothing else.

You have to stay driven and whilst you think “but I’m only 20” you have to think “I AM TWENTY, LET’S DO THIS SHIT BITCHES”.

BEING Young & Twenty is all about being ‘nearly there’.

You’re nearly qualified for the job you want, you’re nearly completely independent and you might nearly be finding love. And that’s okay. Once you accept that it becomes exciting and you feel less like a Sim walking into a room and completely forgetting its purpose.

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BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Dayne

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Dayne Svendsen
A Schizoaffective Story
Age • 18

“The amount of experiences I have gone through, both positive and negative, have required me to ‘grow up’ a lot sooner than I should have.”

At 15, I was told that my life expectancy was a mere 18 years old due to my alcohol and drug use.

This makes BEING Young & Twenty a gigantic milestone for myself. Mental illness has ruled my life since the age of 13, and it has transformed my life in every respect.

I was offered amazing jobs due to being rather intelligent, however, mental illness took that away. It also changed my views on what I want, which is to help others with struggles similar to myself. I see BEING Young & Twenty as an important part of recovery and an opportunity for new beginnings.

There will be many good days and many bad days. There will be times where it seems impossible to carry on, but it’s worth it. This is the time in which I can focus on supporting myself as well as others.

BEING Young & Twenty is the beginning and prime of your life.

We were once ruled by education and our parents, but now we are free to make our own decisions and of course, mistakes. This is the time in which we are setting up the foundation for the rest of our lives.

We are finding ourselves whilst constantly growing and learning.

We’re supposed to adventure, go wild, and simply have fun.

It is a time to change.
It is a time to find happiness.
It is a time to live.

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Love & Lust • Bonded By Time

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“You can convince yourself you can love a person again and again, but one day you’ll learn that love is never the same love the second time around.”

Rekindled love will start off as amazing. You’ll talk about the past.

The love you lost and the love you found.

You’ll laugh about the times you stayed out past curfew, and the times you outran the cops. The times you were apart for days, weeks, or months, and the reasons you always came back. You’ll hear the words that make you weak the smile that brings you comfort.

You’ll remember the first date. The first kiss. The first fight.

But eventually, you’ll remember the last date. The last kiss. The last fight.

The fight you couldn’t overcome.

The words you couldn’t forgive. The happily-ever-after you couldn’t wait to escape. It’s nice when our past comes back, and we once again feel at home; but often, you’ll quickly remember why it didn’t work out and with that, you’ll understand why it never will. You can convince yourself you can love a person again and again, but one day you’ll learn that love is never the same love the second time around.

Sometime’s we’re simply bonded by time.

By the yo-yo of memories we share with a person. We’re left with emotions we can’t run from and feelings we can’t forget and so, we stay long after love’s left because the past is comfortable and the past once made sense.

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BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Alexes

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Alexes Ciardi
Vocal Lady Magazine
Age • 20

“I’m confident, independent, and most importantly happy. All of which I had lost sight of during my teen years.”

When I was 16, I didn’t plan on living until I was 18, let alone 20 and beyond.

Then, in a whirlwind of recovery, support, and life changes, I’ve now been 20 for a few months. BEING Young & Twenty is more than an age.

It’s a celebration. A celebration of my battle (and defeat) of my mental illness. A celebration of creating a future that I never planned on having in the first place.

Now that I’m 20, I’m able to live a life I didn’t have when I was a teenager. I’m confident, independent, and most importantly happy.

All of which I had lost sight of during my teen years.

There are so many things I get to do today that I would’ve never even thought of at 16. BEING Young & Twenty means that I won.

That my mental illness didn’t get to take my life.

And I am grateful for that every day.

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