Things Twentysomethings Should Learn to Do Alone

Things Twentysomethings Should Learn to Do Alone

There’s no hiding it, twentysomethings, and millennials in general, right now aren’t always portrayed the best. The underlying thought is that we’re entitled and want things easily. Obviously it will be hard to change everyone’s minds about this but we can do things to better ourselves. Being a twentysomething is so confusing. Some people have it all together but others do not. But regardless of how it’s treating you, here are some things twentysomethings should learn to do alone.

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Budget

Stop spending money. But more than that, learn to budget to actually create a savings account. It’s easy to put a cap and not spend money for a month. But learning to budget and staying within limits to save for an overall picture is so important. Learn to budget for bills and for emergencies.

Eat Out Alone

What I mean with this is to go somewhere without pulling out your phone to look busy. Go to a restaurant and enjoy your own company. Starts somewhere small like a coffee shop and soon enough you’ll b good. It feels awkward at first but it feels great to go out and not having to rely on your phone as a crutch.

Do Basic Handy Home and Car Repairs

I personally think this is a life skill everyone should have. So what better time to learn than now! Maybe because I think of a million scenarios but what happens if you’re truly alone and your car needs an oil change or a leaky faucet needs to be tighten. Learn to do the basics and get your own tools!

Make Decisions

Don’t listen to your friends or expectations of others. There’s a lot of decisions now that will somehow shape your future. Think logically. Think long term. Think short term. Just learn to be decisive, even if it’s something minimal like going out. Make your own strong decisions.

Travel/Explore

Go explore. Go to the place you really always wanted to go, even though others didn’t really want to. Doing things on your own. This way you go at your own pace and you truly do what you want to do. Trips are supposed to be memorable, so take it as a time for you to explore and enjoy.

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Being a twentysomething can be hard. What are some things you think everyone in their twenties should learn to do alone?

4 Times Reality Bites Spoke to Twentysomethings

4 Times Reality Bites Spoke to Twentysomethings

Reality Bites is a 90’s movie gem. Winona Ryder was definitely my favorite and Ethan Hawke as a existentialist bum, frustrated you in a funny way. But most importantly, this movie speaks to every twentysomething’s life as they graduate college. I mean, it captures the anxiety of growing up, finding a job, and basically living in this limbo of young adulthood. Here are the top 4 things that every twentysomething can relate to from Reality Bites.

IMG_1285_2 Being done with college means paying back all that money you borrowed

Probably one of the most stressful things to think about and it comes to you before you know it and all the anxiety creeps in. Will I have enough to pay it back? Will I even have a job to be able to pay regularly? Can someone magically pay my loan so I can ride off into the sunset? It’s terrifying but it is something everyone must encounter. It’s also very symbolic how the whole starts with this scene.

We’re still awkward and don’t know how to act like adults

I mean, we pretend to be adults most of the time but usually we’re terrible at reacting during specific situations and often don’t know how to handle them. We still don’t know how to make our own appointments and try to avoid human interaction as much as possible.

4 Times Reality Bites Spoke to Twentysomethings

You’ll do anything for a job

You’re just trying to pay your bills. This means you’re applying to every place that has an opening, even if it is nothing you’re interested in doing. You just know that you’ve been studying far too long and know it’s time to work so people don’t think you’re a slacker, plus, thinking of loans comes back to your mind, so you need a job asap.

You just want to do something memorable

You’re still young and have big dreams, now it is time to put them into action. Being in our twenties is hard, but we know we want to make a name for ourselves, and we want it to happen now, not when we’re older and can’t enjoy it much. We’re all about living in the now and becoming something, which isn’t always the case.

Reality Bites definitely gets the struggles twentysomethings face, in every way. If you haven’t seen it, just stop now and go. Cheers to the years of self-doubt but great fun.