Everyone says that age is just a number and as a matter of fact it is. Yet sometimes that can suck. With that being said, your 20s are a great time for you to adventure out and get ish done. Yes you have 10 years to do stuff but before you know it those 10 years are gone and you have little to no stories to tell you little siblings or children and man that’ll suck! So why wait, check some of these thing off your list before you actually hit adult age.
17. Stay Abroad
Your 20s are a great time to explore especially since this is probably the first time that you are actually on your own so why not use this time to travel. You don’t really have anything tying you down. No husband, no demanding career, you have saved up your money now spin the globe and wherever your finger lands is where your ticket will take you. You can also make yourself productive while you’re on vacation by applying for a work visa. You could even be a barista in Australia, I heard they make about $25 an hour. Being a part of another culture can be eye openin as well as life changing just to see how others get by on a day to day basis.
16. Forgive Your Parents
You might be thinking, “Forgive my parents for what? They’ve been great!” Well your parents may have been a little rude with their blatant disapproval of the major you want to study, changing your major, coming home with more tattoos than they like. The longer you wait to forgive and forget the tougher it will be to mend things down the line. I bet you will feel more like a grown-ass woman than ever before.
15. Read Things By Women, For Women
There are so many novels and such that are written by some incredible women about some fascinating characters that just happen to be women who would have thought! Taking the time to sit and read a book can help you escape for the crazy world that we are mixed up in. Choosing some classics like To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf can give you a sense of how the women in the past handled themselves and how history affects women back then versus now.
14. Learn A New Language
Everyone knows that English can be kind of boring and when telling someone some top secret stuff you never know who is listening so why not learn another language? Plus learning another language can help you bet a leg up on the competition when it comes to landing your dream job, making that abroad trip a little bit more manageable and less stressful. To add to that you probably will have a lot more free time now than in you 30 and 40s and probably won’t get that time back until your 50s or 60s. So go head and learn the language of love or whatever it is you desire to speak.
13. Get That Money
That’s right go ahead and ask for that raise. Make money just like the boys do. Lord knows that you’ve been working your butt off trying to keep up in your peep toe pumps. According to Forbes magazine, if you land at least a $5,000 raise in your 20s and you start to invest it in the right way you can be worth more than a million dollars over the course of your career. Yet if you start learning how to how to negotiate at this young age employers from hear on out will know you mean business. But do your research before you just jump right in.
12. Learn About Your Vagina
Yes I said it, VAGINA that thing down there. I say this because every woman needs to be educated on what can go wrong on the low low. Sex education in this country is lacking significantly so don’t let yourself be a part of that statistic. You need to know what diseases and so on can go on with your lady bits before you start popping mini me’s out of it. So find a loyal OB/GYN and make them part of your inner circle.