You won’t be in your 20s forever, so make them memorable. No one wants to look back and regret what they didn’t do. It’s easy to get preoccupied in your 20s. After all, you are building the foundation of your life. Many of us are trying to build wealth and establish ourselves as individuals. This means, we’re focused on our studies and jobs. There isn’t anything wrong with that, but we also have to find time to build memories that will last. Here are a few things you don’t want to regret not doing in your 20s.
Some people in their 20s put off traveling because it’s too expensive. You may not have the money to travel the world, but there are many great places to visit that aren’t that far. Try booking a hotel for one night in your neighboring state and see what they have to offer. Take a day trip to a nearby state and visit free museums and parks. It doesn’t have to cost much to travel and you’ll get to experience places you probably would have never thought to before. You don’t want to look back on your 20s and wonder why you didn’t travel more.
If you’re in your early 20s, chances are you don’t have a large family to take care of. Truth be told, this is probably the most time you’ll ever have. So why not volunteer? Take a few hours out of your week to volunteer at your local church, food bank, or other service organization. There are organizations who could use your time, personality, and skill set. You’ll look back later be glad that you didn’t put it off.
It’s extremely easy to get caught up looking forward. Your 20s are very much a transitional period. You’re transitioning out of being a teen and stepping full force into adulthood. You’re trying to figure this whole thing out and you keep waiting for some future point in which you have it all together. We look ahead to when we have a house and car fully paid off, when we’re married with kids, when we’ve reached all of our goals. One of the most common regrets people have from their 20s is not appreciating what they had at the time. So enjoy this season. It won’t last forever.