They say your blog posts should always be about something you (the author) enjoys and is passionate about…Being in my 20’s is scary and honestly not really something I would say I enjoy nor am even close to passionate about. But I do love ted talks and being inspired by those who seem to have figured this crazy thing called life, out.
Paying bills, understanding insurance deductibles, tab renewals, Roth IRAs….the list goes on and on. Learning to become a full functioning, successful adult is not an easy task. “Why 30’s are not the new 20’s” was a TED talk done in 2013 by a clinical psychologist name Meg Jay. Meg challenged the notion that your 20’s are a time to be passive & full of exploration. I know I’m not the only one who gets on Facebook or instagram and compares myself to older twenty somethings or those in their thirties who are falling in love, getting engaged, working their dream job, and/or having beautiful children. I know I’m not the only one who is envious of how put together their lives seem. 30’s are made to seem like a magical age where everything just makes sense and you’re all of a sudden a full functioning adult ready for marriage, two kids, a mortgage and a 401k.
Meg challenges 20 something’s to invest in the time before 30 to figure out exactly what they want their 30’s to look like instead of waiting around until you feel panicked and just settle to feel like you’ve caught up with everyone else.
It’s never too late to start living life intentionally & in a mindful way!
Choose the person you wish to marry now by setting standards on how you wish to be treated by the opposite sex. Don’t wait for someone to “choose you” and until then, date mediocre men who don’t care about you or your future goals.
Go to that work seminar that may help you if you take a managerial position 5 years from now.
Invest in healthy foods & habits to set your body up to expect nothing less.
Take the time to hold babies, learn about parenting styles and educate yourself on policy issues that may not matter to you now, but will when you have a family of your own and want your children to grow up with insurance and equal opportunities.
I am nowhere near the pillar of success when it comes to these things, but the last few months I have tried to begin each day with feelings of empowerment. Empowerment knowing I am in control of my life in the present and future and can make these positive choices now, to help the 30-year-old version of myself happier.
Hope you enjoyed the first blog post by C’est Le Vie! For more empowering TED talks & other articles about how to take your life by storm in all aspects of life, stay tuned & be sure to subscribe or contact me with questions!