No one wants to leave their 20s with a thought that they didn’t make the most of this golden decade. Let’s get in reality: Everyone is full of so much adventure, passion, and wanderlust, and you don’t want to feel like any of your time getting wasted once you reach the 30s. Right now, you’re living in the present, and there are memories you need to make in your current decade, so you aren’t stuck with an eternal case of regrets and FOMOs.
Do you want to backpack through Europe or move to the city you dream the most about? Has it always been your dream to go to a culinary school? So, this is the best time to do it! During your 20s, you start moving towards the real world, and you have every tool you need to make that life as happening as possible. It’s not like you have to hand in your carefree card at the door once you turn 30, but you are never going to get another chance to experience your 20s once again you close this chapter of your life.
You owe this time to yourself and this awesome decade to make it something worth looking back on to. There is nothing to do with where you’re at in this decade, spend your time doing any of these 10 things.
1. GO ON AN UNPLANNED ROAD TRIP
An open road, fire in the heart, and a group of awesome friends feeling adventurous? Aside from gas money and some tasty food, these are the essentials of your way to an epic road trip. Where you are going has nothing to deal with it — Just make sure you do so much fun.
2. GO TO A WEEKEND-LONG MUSIC FESTIVAL OR AN EVENT
Bonding over great music brings people together. A weekend away from your home will introduce you to many like-minded individuals. You also cannot forget how many pics you’re going to click in your adorable AF festival outfits.
3. ASK OUT SOMEONE YOU’VE BEEN CRUSHING ON
You will never want to look back and think about what would have happened if you actually showed the guts to ask out that beautiful girl you always crash into at the gym. Take a chance and have trust in your emotions. You never know where this little horde could lead to.
4. GO ALL OUT FOR ONE OF YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTIES
For at least one of your birthdays in your 20s, you need an absolutely epic party. I’m talking the type of bash where you rent out your favorite rooftop bar. Celebrating your birthday should take priority every year, but one year, you need to be borderline royalty.
5. DO A GROUP HALLOWEEN COSTUME
An awesome group Halloween costume will take some creative thinking, but it is so worth it in the end. Who knows, your awesome idea could go viral. Start planning early.
6. RENT A BEACH HOUSE WITH YOUR BIG FRIEND GROUP
You and your friends already make a splash wherever you go, so why not rent a beach house? A weekend in paradise with your favorite people sounds like a solid win to me. Coordinate, seas the day, and make this happen, ASAP.
7. PUT YOUR PASSPORT TO GOOD USE
You have a passport for a reason, so get out there and explore. If you don’t have one, you need to get on that. It might look like a simple little booklet, but that baby gets you worldwide access to places you’ve always dreamed of seeing.
8. CHECK SOMETHING OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST
Is it me, or is there just something about drafting and swooning over a bucket list in your 20s? You did the easy part, which is dreaming. Now, it’s time to take any part of that bucket list vision board and bring it to life. That’s something you could never forget, even if you tried.
9. GO ON A YOGA RETREAT
Get your zen on. A yoga retreat will rejuvenate you, and ease all of the stresses that come with adulting in your 20s. There’s nothing wrong with regrouping to find your best self.
10. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, EVEN IF YOU FAIL
There are so many memories you can make happen when it comes to your dreams. Maybe it’s the moment you landed a job that has to do with something you’ve always been passionate about. Whatever it is, take a chance on your dreams, and don’t stop if you fail.
Your roaring 20s should be the ride of your life. And like any exciting roller coaster, you should remember it from start to finish.