The WellSpace

The Lesson in the Learning

You know what they say…patience is a virtue. But patience is also a form of action, perhaps the biggest action you can take in your twenties. That’s one of the (many) things I would tell my 20-year-old self.

Our 20s are an explorative space. It’s a time when you’re meant to learn, to fall again and again and get back up - sometimes graciously, sometimes not.

Twenty (something) year old me really didn't know anything. Well, I did. But I didn't know very much about myself.

Twenty (something) year old me really didn't know anything. Well, I did. But I didn't know very much about myself.

In my twenties, I felt like I should know it all **eye roll**  There was a rush to control things but I lacked the unique perspective of how the world worked, how I worked, and what I wanted. I didn’t ask enough questions. Social media has given us the wrong impression that we’re supposed to know everything. We're not.

Read everything! Learn everything, ask your peers, talk to people. Ask the questions you want answers to because you’re not supposed to know everything. Don’t be afraid to learn.  Learn from others, be INTERESTED over interesting, and stop trying to know everything.

Twenties are wrapped up in anxiety about your future.  There are so many questions that come up. Don’t be afraid to follow those questions and learn from your intuition. Not everyone’s advice is going to be the one to follow. It’s your job to learn to trust the small voice that’s starting to get louder.

Have patience with yourself. Nurture your confidence, it gets better as you get older! 

What would you tell your 20-year-old self, babes?

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Lori Harito