Post # 1
I love being a 20 something (26, to be exact!). The whole world is my oyster, and I can’t wait to see what life has in store.
So obviously, a lot of bees are engaged (big life change there), but what other BIG changes have happened to you in your 20’s that have have either changed your outlook on life, or changed you as a person? Or if you are just starting your 20’s, do you anticipate will happen?
I’ll start – I travelled internationally for the first time when I was 22. It was a HUGE deal, because I never got to travel as a child (finances were pretty tight in my house). Experiencing another culture for the first time, not to mention taking a PLANE for the first time, was amazing! I wrote a travel journal about the whole experience.
I also made a career change when I was 23, and went back to school. Now I am a much happier bee and can’t wait to start my nursing career this May!
What about you?
Post # 3
I moved to another state…away from my entire family and moved in with FI. Also, this is a time for a lot of firsts for me: first time on a budget, first time not working since I lived at home, first puppy, but I think the biggest change in my twenties has been dealing with digestion issues and becoming vegan!
Good thread, by the way. I’m interested to see what the other responses are!
Post # 4
I’m in the first half of my 20s. Before I was 20, we bought our first house. We got married this year. I have gone back to school. I’m hoping to find a new job and we want to buy a new house in a year or so. Those are the only big changes I’m expecting.
Post # 5
I had my daughter when I was 21, and my son last year, at 23. They have completely changed my life- for the better of course. I hope in the coming years I will have a career I love, instead of a job I hate!
Post # 6
Graduated from college, moved in with a boyfriend, broke up with that boyfriend and moved back home, met new (and way better) boyfriend, got a pet bunny (he is now 7 years old!), got my PhD, got engaged, moved across the country with my fiance, and started a new job.
…oh and also I’ll be getting married to round off the decade 🙂
It hasn’t all been easy, but I’m really happy with where my 20’s have taken me.
Post # 7
I got engaged. lol. That’s all thats really happened so far. I’m going to be getting married, graduating from college, moving to a different state, probably having kids. Hopefully, moving overseas!
Post # 8
Im also in my first half of my 20s, and this year especially has been crazy!! In august i had my first baby and became a stay at home mommy. which leads to me being finacially dependent on my FI, which was a huge struggle for me because i have always been very independent since we moved in together right after highschool. I got engaged in October!! I became an aunt in September! My dad had a stroke last spring which brought as a lot closer than we have been in years…Its been a crazy busy year, but honestly my 20s have been better than i ever imagined!!
Post # 9
It’s so great to hear what people have experienced or plan to experience in their 20’s!
I also moved across Canada with my FI (who was my boyfriend at the time). It was a huge adjustment, but what an adventure! I love living in British Columbia.
I moved away from home when I was 19, so I guess that doesn’t technically count as my 20s 🙂
@MrsDeetoBee – what a big move to become a vegan – I am glad it is working out for you! I am gradually moving towards becoming a pescatarian.
Post # 10
Wow, I never realized what a busy decade it has been and will be for me, I’m 27 so I have a couple more years. I studied abroad in Spain when I was 20 and turned 21 there, it was great. Then I graduated college, got my first real job and hated it, around that time began dating the FH and it started off as a long distance relationship. So I went back to school for my master’s and moved up north where he was and lived there for 3 years. Then I graduated grad school, we moved back to LA (hometown), then I found my real first professional job, and then we and got engaged less than a year later. And now here we are a bit less than 3 months away from the big day!
Post # 11
Bought a house and got married. Those are the good things.
Most of the other stuff has been negative and has been a direct result of grad school. Health problems, stress, sadness with career, etc.
Post # 12
first international travel for one month – alone (met a friend over there)
moved out of my parents’ house
moved in with boyfriend
worked full time for the first time
started karate which became a passion
met FI and started dating
moved in with FI
will get married next week.
We anticipate first kid while still in my 20s
Post # 13
Nothing yet. When I was 18 I flew alone to the Dominican Republic that’s pretty much it. Soon enough hopefully I’ll graduate college and go to law school or be hit with the reality that I might not be able to pay for it not even with loans and have to work great timing for all of that ha
Post # 14
I am currently 21 and so much has happened to me so far! I met my fiance when I was 18. We recently renovated our condo, then sold it and we are currently building a house, he has his own business, I am graduating from college and starting my career. We are getting married in August and hopefully will start a family not too long after we are married. And when I have my career going!
My 20’s have been very exciting so far! 🙂
And congrats to all you other bee’s with all of your accomplishments!!
Post # 15
@amariem: I’ve had a lot of bad things too but I didn’t want to list them!
Post # 16
Well, the first 4 years of being in my 20’s (I’m 23 but I’m counting 20) has been pretty easy- graduated college, getting married at 24, moving to a new city, going back to school, getting a living wage job (ha)… yeah, 24 is going to be ROUGH! And FUN!