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Life is hard and trying to be the best person you can possibly be in your 20's is hard. You're finding your feet in your career, moving out of your parents house and trying to get your head around bills, wondering when you'll ever have a penny to spend on a handbag again. Being in your 20s is the best time of your life in terms of energy, fertility, possibility and opportunity in everything! Some of us want to have lots of children in our 20s and some of us want to travel the world with just the belongings in a rucksack on our back, today's post is all about finding the best in YOU and living life to the full whether you're neck deep in children and bills or neck deep in jager. 


We all feel it don't we? If you have kids or are married you feel sometimes that you might be missing out on something when you see your best friends travelling around Australia, swimming in the great barrier reef. The same goes for those who don't have kids, they feel like they're doing something wrong or running out of time to find the person they want to spend the rest of life with, STOP! I see Facebook statuses and tweets everyday from girls I know saying "Everyone on my timeline is having kids and I can't even get someone to take me on a date." THAT'S OKAY! You're your own person, you have to follow your own path and your own goals. There seems to be this huge deal with conforming to your social media timeline, if you're not doing the same as everybody on Facebook you're doing it wrong, which is ridiculous. We feel pressure in every aspect of life and it seems to be one big competition these days, chill out and realise that whilst you're feeling jealous of somebody else's life, there is someone envious of yours. 


Attitude is everything and mastering your attitude is a must in your 20's. You get away with ALOT between the ages of 16 & 21, but anything above that you're expected to know yourself a bit better from learning from mistakes made in those glorious years. There's no reason why you shouldn't be respectful at ANY age, but I think we tend to worry about offending people and knowing when to bite our tongues better as we age. At 23 I am still learning how far I can push it and when it's better to keep my mouth shut and when my opinion is appropriate. Don't ever be afraid to speak your mind, just learn to find the right time and place for it.


Getting the right balance with work & play is so hard, but it's also SO achievable. Of course we would all love to win the lottery and lay on a Caribbean beach for the next 50 years or so of our lives, but it isn't going to happen, well not to most of us. Don't forget about your friends and family but also don't forget to earn your crust, progress and contribute to this world in what ever way you choose. 


Now I don't necessary believe in worrying about this too much because you can really do whatever you choose to do if you put your mind to it these days, no matter how old you are. However, I do believe in getting experience in things that you enjoy doing as a professional what ever that may be. Network, make connections and really find your passions when it comes to your working life, you are going to be working for the next 30 to 40 years, so do your research and say YES to professional opportunities that come your way, everything you do is an experience and an education. 


We're all partial to a Dominos binge and that is absolutely fine, we're all partial to a vodka, lemon and lime and that's absolutely fine too. Your 20s are the peak of your metabolism, fertility and flexibility, embrace that and don't take it for granted. Don't be afraid of that smear test, don't be afraid to tell the doctor you're feeling anxious or sad and don't be afraid to be hard on yourself when it comes to looking after your health, the more you take care of yourself inside and out, the less likely you're going to have issues with your health in the future.


All three of these things are essentials in your life path. DISCOVER new places, new people and new foods. EXPERIENCE change, heartbreak and happiness. LEARN about you, about others and about the world around you. 


It boggles me how people allow other people, things they have done or said to continue to make them unhappy. You are only going to be on this planet for one lifetime, so be happy and embrace every single second. Have fun, travel, party, make new friends, fall in love, get married, have children, do whatever makes YOU happy, don't worry about what everyone else is doing because in the end it only matters to you, what you're doing. People are going to judge and criticise until the end of time, don't let human nature effect how you live your life and your happiness. 

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