The Best Thing That Happened To Me In My Twenties.

Rebecca Scott
7 min readJun 4, 2021

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.

At 19, my long-term life plan was to follow the perfectly paved path of others. I thought I would meet my husband in university, get a full-time job, have a family and maybe go back to school in my late 20s for a masters in business.

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The Perfectly Paved Road is a Myth

I didn’t find that perfectly paved path to life in my early twenties.

I changed my university degree three times. I started in engineering because I was good at math and physics in high school. In the first few weeks of university, I stopped eating and sleeping because I was struggling to do the assignments. I was mad at myself because as hard as I tried I couldn’t understand the calculus and physics that was being taught. I asked for help from my student advisor, leading to me…



Rebecca Scott

I’m a student of life, Canadian East Coast girl just trying to earn my Crazy Aunt Mug and share my journey to where I am going.