There are some things people in their 20’s should not be sorry for because it’s these very things that make these crucial times so important. The 20’s can be filled with regret, mistakes, broken hearts, missed opportunities and forgotten friendships. It is a time when we are free to make our own choices and mold our lives into our own. We gain from the good decisions and learn from the rest. There are four things people in their 20’s should not be sorry for…
Don’t feel bad for falling in love with everything and everyone you meet. Putting yourself out there and letting your feelings and true self-show is valuable, yet hard to accomplish. Even if you get hurt or it doesn’t work out, there will be that one person or hobby that you will truly love and you will realize it was meant to be.
Don’t be hard on yourself for putting yourself first and doing what you want to do. As time goes by you will find it harder and harder to do the things that you want to do. Responsibilities can begin to tie you down so I say do exactly what you want to do while you can and don’t feel bad about it.
Don’t feel sorry for going after something other than what your family and friends thought you should chase. This is your life and no one else can do it for you, so pick something for yourself and go for it. The 20’s are perfect for exploring options, traveling, moving to a new city and starting new things. How else are you suppose to know what you like if you don’t try it?
Don’t be sorry if you are never satisfied. We are a generation that never settles for less than our desires and there is nothing wrong with this. As long as your motivation is driving you towards your dreams, run the extra mile, climb that mountain and don’t stop until you have arrived.
Pictured- The author age 21 (second from left) with Calvyn Cass, Taryn Lovegrove, Carly Myers.
Rachel Lai, JCI Fashion Student