Did I Live My Twenties Right?
July 14, 2020
Ariella Jacobs

When I was in my twenties, I feared that I wasn’t living them the right way. Everyone told me that life gets better after your twenties, that this is the time to work hard to see the results later on. So, in my twenties, I was busy getting it all then. I chased success in every field – in my relationships and my career. I felt like I was falling behind everyone else and that I have to work extra hard to get some rest later on. But guess what? Now that I’m in my thirties, I still work hard at my job and in my personal life. So, that leads me to question. Did I live my twenties right?

 

woman looking back on her twenties with regret.

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I was so busy chasing success that I didn’t take the time to enjoy my twenties. The way I see it now, your twenties should be about living your life to the fullest, figuring who you are. I held on to the hope that my thirties would be better, but all I am left with is regret. I rushed so many things in my twenties that I missed on so many others. Being so focused on my career got me to miss on so many moments that I could have spent with my baby daughter. There are so many moments that I regret missing, all because I had the wrong idea of what I should have achieved in my twenties.

 

Another thing that I regret is getting into relationships that were harming me. The romantic part of my life was another chapter in my life I wanted to close in my twenties. I rushed into relationships with people that were wrong for me only to check it off my ‘to-do list.’ Thankfully, I moved past it, and while I am still busy and am working hard, I learned valuable lessons from my bad twenties experiences. I am now in a happy and healthy relationship and make sure to dedicate a part of my day to my beautiful daughters. While you should work to establish yourself in your twenties, you have to know that that’s not everything. Have some fun, get to know yourself better, so unlike me, you won’t look back at them with regret.

 

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