You thought, Surely my 20s will be better…
High school was hard. Maybe college is not that much better. Or you’re finding out that being in your 20s is not as easy as you’d hoped it would be.
It turns out that adulting is not at all easy. The college and 20-something years are actually really hard.
It’s so normal to struggle in your 20s, but no one told you that it would be. They had suggested it would be “the best years of your life.”
It’s a shame that in our culture, we’ve made our younger adult years—from 18-29—out to somehow be easy. We’ve been hearing the messages all along since high school…how fun college will be, how exciting it’ll be to choose a career, and how great it’ll be to move away from home, find a great job, and be financially independent.
But not one told us…It’s actually a very hard and confusing time.
If only we could have been warned, then perhaps we wouldn’t struggle with the thought,
Am I the only one who feels this way?
Well, you’re not, but we understand it feels that way. Our culture isn’t great in encouraging us to show others how much we’re struggling. In fact, we feel enormous pressure to show the world how put-together we are. Well, don’t listen to that; It’s a really bad message.