millennial struggles

10 Struggles of a Twenty Something

1. Awkward Age. 

Either you feel like there’s plenty of time or things are about to get real, real fast. That’s the beauty in nearing your mid-twenties. Soon you realize you’re riding up on thirty but, you still have a little time.You feel like a grown woman, but everybody else is like “girl, please.”

2. Finding your purpose.

Every year the pressure increases, everybody wants to know what you’ve been up to and why haven’t you perfected life yet. It doesn’t matter that you’re confused, the people need answers by next Thanksgiving. No pressure!

3. Trusting the wrong people.

Why are red flags so much clearer when relationships end.


4. Figuring “it” out and then finding out you’re still wrong.

Look this is some twisted stuff. Nothing is worse than having an “Aha” moment, only to realize you’re so wrong. You proudly told the whole family you’re about to be great. Now a week later you’re secretly journaling What is Life? in a dark room.

5. Learning to say No.

We’re so young and giving.  “Yes, I’ll help you move”, “Yes, I’ll give you a ride at 4 a.m.”, “Of, course I’ll watch your kids.” Then one day you really need something and everyone is busy and broke. The struggle is not wanting to be mean but, not wanting to be used all the time.


6. Having champagne taste on a beer budget.

Twenty-somethings want it all. Even when we don’t necessarily want a Chanel bag, we’ll happily accept one or two. Or we want to shop at Whole Foods like it’s Wal-Mart. Ahh the simple things!

7. Workout and be healthy or eat another cheeseburger and be happy.

This is the real struggle. We know it’s only a matter of time before our bodies let go and let god. Yet, here we are doing squats only because we dropped a french fry.


8. Being the bigger person.

When you just know you’re right and you have to let the world know, but can’t really express it without looking childish. Being the bigger person is so hard!

9. Knowing when it’s fate or your fault.

Doesn’t it feel good to just say “Everything happens for a reason.” But, is it possible to screw things up on our own and fate is in the corner like “Nope, don’t involve me in your shenanigans.”

10. Knowing when to walk away.

Friendships, Relationships, Jobs, anything can have a deadline. How do you figure out when to stick through a rough patch or walk away before things get worst?

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