20 things I do not want to lose when I am no longer a 20 something

A few days ago I was having a conversation with someone about how frustrated I was to be in my 20’s. I complained that I had no money, couldn’t find a job because of my “lack of experience” and well the list continued on.

That very same person helped me realize that being in your 20’s is quite the gift. The woman I was speaking with happened to be a few generations older than me and said,”I wish I was in my 20’s again. You have everything in life to look forward to.”

I started to realize just how much I loved being in my 20’s. I literally had my entire future in front of me: my first job, getting married, my first home, my first child etc.

The list below is just a small sampling of why I love being a 20 something.

1.My ability to eat like a horse and still wake up with a flat stomach the next morning.

2.The feeling of being madly in love

3.My love for stupid stupid youtube videos

4.My belief that it really is possible to “have it all”

5.My ability to accept everyone no matter what they believe or look like

6.My crazy desire for random, fun adventures

7.The ability to wear 5 inch heels all day without my feet or back hurting

8.My ability to get excited about almost anything

9.My desire to see the entire world

10.My desire to meet everyone and hear their personal story

11.My belief that I really can change the world in a significant way

12.My obsession with being in shape

13.My ridiculous obsession with reality television (Yes, I sometimes watch The Bachelor, Jersey Shore, and Teen Mom.)

14.My belief that the world is really filled with more good people than bad

15.My energy

16.My ability to always look five years younger than I actually am

17.My body

18.Being able to fit into my high school jeans

19.My love of really really loud music

20.My ability to sleep in past 11:00, stay in my pj’s all day, and not feel a bit guilty

Try making your own list. It’s actually quite fun.

3 thoughts on “20 things I do not want to lose when I am no longer a 20 something

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I’m only 17 at the moment, but I’ll be 18 in a few months and headed to college in the fall. Although I’m not 20, some of your points make my list. I usually complain to my mom that I want to be older, but, the more I think about it, the more I realize it’s nice to be the age I am now. I have a few months left to savor my high school days before I’m no longer under my parent’s watch. When you’re 50 or 60 years old, I’m sure you’ll sit down and make the same list again, except it’ll be revised and you’ll be happy you lived your 20’s the best you could.

  2. Hi there,
    I found your website, because i was looking for a free domain of my own blog. Well no problem, it’s a German blog, no competitor of your blog 🙂
    I love your list. It reminds me of all wonderful advantages of being twenty something.
    Greetings from Germany
    B

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