A good friend of mine turned 20 this week and whilst joking about her getting old, it got me thinking; I’m 20 this year. It seems scary to think about and the fear a lot of people have, I’m finally beginning to understand. This next decade is pretty important. I’ve never hated growing up, in fact quite the opposite, I was always quite mature for my age and couldn’t wait to grow up. But now that I think about it, I miss my childhood already. 20. Should I have my life sorted? Do I have a clear life plan? Should I be saving for a house?
I’m definitely nervous but I think I’m as ready as I could ever be for it. I’m lucky to be surrounded with supportive friends and family who I’m grateful for every single day. However, when it comes to a life plan, I’m already a little bit confused. Obviously, I study Fashion Communication and Promotion and at the moment I would like to be a stylist. So yes, I guess in 10 years I see myself being a stylist for a magazine like Vogue or anything Condé Nast produce really. Maybe have a potential collaborative range of some sort of fashion/lifestyle thing but I guess the most important part is that I’m happy with whatever I do choose to end up doing. My dreams are definitely big, but I think I can get there and I hope to change the industry and rebel against norms whilst doing so.
In a decade, I’d be turning 30, so where would I like to be? Maybe married? I’ve always wanted to be married, so that’s definitely something I’d like to have. At the same time, I’d like a steady career. A lot of people say to enjoy your 20’s and I hope I experiment and try new things that I may not typically to end up where I want to be or do something I could never have imagined.
I’m an over thinker, so I know this is gonna play on my mind more than it should be but at the end of the day, I should be living life and enjoying every day as it comes. Whilst doing so, I do think I need to have a plan of action, which I aim to start as soon as possible. I’m going to continue doing things that I love and it should all fall in place!