First Look: Young & Twenty Feature

Check out my post on what it means to be 20-something before it’s published on

So far my twenties have been years of evaluation and re-evaluation. I’ve often found myself needing to sort through things by trial and error as an individual no longer living under the roof of his parents.

Being 24, I’ve spent the most of my twenties in college and experienced so much growth in independence, struggling through hard things alone and with friends. I found myself unlearning things and learning new things, slowly transforming into this new person.

I realized that each day I’m different. I am not the same person I am yesterday because each experience I have builds upon something else, either solidifying or softening my beliefs. And in that, I’ve learned to fall in love with the process of growing. Being in my 20s, I’ve come to terms with the idea of giving myself grace and time to grow and to adapt the steady pace of nature. It’s not that I don’t have regrets, but I choose not to dwell on them because that’s what hinders me from making progress.

I don’t ever want to go through stages of my life where I’m not celebrating something, whether it’s publishing a blog post or another year on this earth. I try to stay true to that because it’s so easy to get caught up in your mistakes and comparing yourself to others and other things that make you miserable.

I’m enjoying my 20s, not without trials, but with the understanding that the accumulation of all my experiences allow me to live a full life, to make progress and to be thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given to see the beauty in things.