Don’t Wait For Life In The Wings – Own It.

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Your 20s are not a stepping stone to real life…enjoy them.


Everything in your 20s are firsts. Your first place on your own. First job. First taste of financial independence, freedom and things like that. But at the same time still there’s this feeling like it’s all temporary while you are waiting to get into real life. I think that’s one thing I wish was different. There is this tendency to hold off on some things… like you don’t buy real furniture until you get a house or something like that. Why would that be? Why would you do that? It’s not about waiting in the wings.


This is a stage. Who knows if this stage might last a decade or it might last three years or it might last… 20 years. But as opposed to it always being about the next stage — the when are you going to get married? When are you going to have kids? When are you going to settling into the career, buy a house. Just enjoy the stage for what it is rather than a stepping stone to next stage. I do always remember that. Being single but thinking that you’re in this transitory period while you were looking for what you were supposed to do. – 40-something, C-level executive, non-profit, marred, children, San Francisco, California

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