Monday, 13 March 2017

Life In Your Twenties

Hello Lovelies
Welcome back to my blog.

Being in your twenties is a really weird stage to be in your life, because on one hand you feel like you need to have everything settled. You need to have a good job, a home and be in a relationship and on the other hand you don't feel grown up enough to have all this sorted out. 

There's constant pressure as soon as you leave your teenage years and turn twenty to start building your life, some people have it but some people, like myself don't. I'm twenty three and currently studying a degree to become a mental health counsellor, this is my first year and i still have five years left of my degree, i'm not going to be able to be in the job i feel will be my career for life until i'm at least twenty eight or twenty nine. 

I feel like being in your twenties is the time of your life where you should be enjoying every moment, you're old enough to do so many things now, like travelling and seeing the world but sadly that's not an option for everyone and if it isn't don't get yourself down over it. There are plenty of other ways you can enjoy your twenties, that fit around work or studying. Spend more time with your friends and loved ones, going on little day trips. Do more of what makes you happy and don't let every day life dictate what you do. 

Friendships change, people change and that's something i've had to come to terms with throughout the first few years of my twenties but it's okay because you'll find new people who have similar interests that you do, people you can hold conversations with and go out and spend time with. You find your squad and ninety percent of the time those are the friends who you'll probably have for life,

Working and finding a job is so hard as well, when you've spent your whole life in education, you haven't had any work experience, really if at all and for a lot of jobs these days when you go to see the specifications for applying they want you to have experience in a similar role. My tip for this would be when applying for roles that want experience from you would to be if you can add a little something into the experience section write something like 'although i have no experience i am willing to learn and will undertake any training needed to be successful in this role' i have noticed from personal experience this can help furthering your application and has in the past got me to the interview stage. If a company decides they are willing to offer you an interview despite your lack of experience then they are willing to train you up where needed, it's just then down to you to sell yourself and prove to them that it is worth their time, money and effort to train you and that you will be an asset to the company.

Being twenty three is a weird one, because i don't particularly feel as though i'm in my early twenties anymore but i also don't feel i'm in my mid twenties either. I don't feel like i'm really mature enough or in any way financially secure to own my own house, or to be a parent or get married, but then i wonder why i feel that way, when i see so many people my age doing those exact things. 

My opinion on being in your twenties would be to just enjoy it, don't let pressure to do certain things control your life and live it to the fullest. Make memories that you can look back on and smile about. There's plenty of time to do all that adulting stuff. 

I think i'm going to wrap this up here however some of the points i've touched on i may do separate blogposts on them and go into more detail with my personal experiences of them.