The Things Nobody Tells You About Being In Your 20’s.

Screw everyone else and their visions of what your life should look like!


When I was in high school the age of 23 seemed so far away, I pinned that age as the one in which my life would begin. I thought for sure by 23 I would have all of my shit together, but now at 25 I realize exactly how jaded my view on adulthood really was.

You don’t need to be set in your career.

Without a doubt I assumed that I would be in my career living on a comfortable salary without a care in the world, of course I would believe that, that’s what they show you in the movies right? I could not have been more wrong about the direction my life would go in. I never assumed I would be unmarried, no children, and with no $100,000 a year career to fill my days. I am a student, with a part time job, and a boyfriend of one year planning my life on pinterest.

Never rush marriage just to be married.

Do I love my boyfriend? Absolutely, more than I could have ever imagined I would on our first date, when he did a cartwheel in the road and ripped his pants. The man is the greatest blessing besides for my niece and nephew. Do I see us getting married anytime soon ABSOLUTELY NOT. I, at 25 years old am not in any way shape or form ready to be married to this man, we still have so much to learn about each other, so I will continue to love him, but as my boyfriend, as my best friend, and I will not push for anything more just because society says I should be married by now.

If you’re still in school embrace it don’t try to just rush through it.

I am still here.. As much as I would love to just throw in the towel and be done with school, I simply cannot. It is so important to me that I am self-sufficient and able to take care of me, myself, and I. Am I broke and tired all the time? Absolutely just like every other college student, but the work is worth it and I WILL GET MY DEGREE.

Follow your own path to your own happiness.

I am such a happy human being, I spend my days laughing and making people laugh, because that is what I enjoy doing. Yes, I have had my share of tears, but for the most part I am happy because I live my life to the beat of my own drum. I am not concerned about following this unrealistic road map that the world has put in our head which we assume our lives need to follow. We all think if we aren’t following that path then we are in the wrong, THAT IS WRONG. Follow your heart, get it broken, love again, cry, CRY SO LOUD, sing whenever you are in the car, dance whenever you hear music, and MOST IMPORTANTLY: Live your life the way you want to. Screw everyone else and their visions of what your life should look like!


  1. Candice says:

    Follow your own path to your own happiness is such great advice no matter what age you are!! You have to figure out what will make you happy in life!! Thanks for sharing this post!

  2. Melanie Kristy says:

    I love this post so much! Ird so easy to get caught up and compare yourself to what everyone is doing as well as what you think you should be doing. But everyone loves different lives, and your 20s are there for you to help figure yours out!

  3. Ant says:

    I got the follow your own path advice a lot 🙂 But people definitely pushed the whole marriage thing too. We live to be old these days…no need to rush into a commitment like marriage before we’re “sure”.

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