This month of I will be starting my next decade. My 20s were full of a lot of hard lessons. Some I learned fast; others took me a while. Overall, it’s fair to say my 20s did not go as I had thought they would.
When I was turning 20, I had no real goals for myself. I rarely thought beyond the next 24-hours or even the next hour. Day in and day out, all I did was what others — parents, teachers, bosses, co-workers, siblings (both younger and older), friends and others — told me to do or not to do.