Welcome to your 20’s.

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You’re on a roller coaster that is moment’s from taking off.

You’re feeling everything you can possibly feel: excitement, fear, anxiety, nausea and everything in between.

Is this ride worth the hype? Will I die?

As you’re sitting back and wondering, the roller coaster deviously soars off into the heights of the sky, and you suddenly realize you don’t have a seat belt.

Welcome to your 20’s.

Being in your 20’s can be best described by gracefully trying to become an adult one day and trying to decide which accessory best matches your straight jacket the next day.

No one said growing up is easy, and thank God because no one likes a liar.

Is this growing up? I’m broke and I’m chubby. Is this what I rushed my entire childhood of sitting on my ass and not having a care in the world for?

I remember when I used to have baby teeth and things were simple.

Like it or not, your 20’s are the time when you transition from a younger adult into the real thing. Spread your wings and fly or be prepared to fall.

Once you hit your 20’s, everyone starts throwing around the “A” word: Adult.

You graduate from college, and now your parents want you to start paying rent and all of your bills or move out and live on your own? What’s next?

Finding the cure for cancer on the weekends?

Starting a career is no simple task, and neither is trying not to drown in the rush of working full-time.

This leads you to wonder why you couldn’t have been born a Kardashian.

Most of us are thrown into the real world like we’re being pushed off a plank.

Many of us start our early 20’s in entry-level positions, and for most of us, it’s our first real job with real responsibilities.

Rest in peace, low-stress days of working at the Baby Gap at your local High School.

Did you sell a pair of those new infant jeans to a customer? Great! You didn’t? Oh well, maybe you will tomorrow or maybe never. See you tomorrow!

That is not how a real job works. You must learn how to do your job effectively and efficiently and produce results.

Get used to the harsh reality that you’re employed to make someone money. The more money you make someone, the more secure you are in your job. Welcome to the real world.

Due to the stress and demands of working a real job in the last year, my weight has fluctuated so much that Christina Aguilera told me to get my shit together.

When I used to sleep, I’d dream of becoming a superstar or having a pink drop-top Mercedes.

Today, I dream of disappearing onto and island like Amelia Earhart, Never to be seen again. Bye!

Working a real job means you see the same people everyday.

Don’t hook up with your coworkers if you have a rash.

Business is cold, so be careful who you trust. Not everyone you think is your friend truly is.

Be smart with your funds. If you are working full time, you probably have more money than you’ve ever had in previous years.

Direct Deposit is the best and worst thing that can happen to any Millennial. I hide daily from my feelings, reality and the  number in my bank account.

Your 20’s are the time to learn to be good with your money, spend $60. Be conscious of your spending, Maybe you don’t need to go to brunch every weekend. Maybe you don’t need that Venti Frap.

Pick your battles so someday, you can lounge in a Penthouse.

Many people seem to find love in their 20’s, and at this point I’d be able to lucky to find my left shoe in the natural disaster I like to call “my room”

Now is the society expects you to find love. And by society, I mean your grandma at every family function.

You can’t force love, and you don’t have to wait for the right time to come along.

Is the guy who tries to take you home during last call at that dive bar your Prince Charming who will give you the “happy ever after” you always dreamed of? Probably not.

Be smart and think with your brain, not your private parts. Herpes is forever people!

Stop giving significant thought to insignificant people. Chances are, the person who leaves you waiting for seven hours to answer your text message is the same person who will leave you waiting at the altar.

When you feel your world is falling apart, never forget you’re not alone. Your 20’s are your time to get your shit together.

No one is perfect, so keep your head up and never stop trying to better yourself. These years, as rough as they may be, are the years you will never get back.

Don’t count out tomorrow because today sucks.

Dear 20’s something year old, you’re a beautiful mess. Keep going!

“This essay just goes to show how we 20’s actually feel and live at the moment. We might feel lost but always remember we are never alone. This is the best time of our lives we have to enjoy and always remember that it is okay not to be okay.” – B.

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