With summer here, there are thousands of new university and high school graduates looking forward to the rest of their adult lives. These people come from all walks of life and have all different kinds of goals and aspirations in life. And while these people are adults, they shouldn’t forget that they are still young.
1. Don’t Settle
For some people, they have a predetermined age for when they want to have something done. Career by 22, married by 25, own a home by 30 and so on and so forth. If it works out for you, that’s great, but if you feel you are settling just to hit some made up goal you set for yourself years ago, you really shouldn’t go through with it. You are still young, there is no reason to settle for a lesser home, significant other or career just because you approach a certain age. There are people of all ages doing all different kinds of things, so don’t worry.
While this may not be on everyone’s agenda, travel is something that should be considered by most people. Travel can be a great way to see some more of the world and immerse yourself into it while you are still young and not tied down to a career or spouse yet. And travel doesn’t always have to be to some far away land for months, it can be as simply as taking a little road trip across the country that might only cost a couple hundred dollars. If you grow old and never do it, travel is one of those things that you wish you would’ve done while you could.
3. Pump the Brakes
This is a big one. After graduating, you are still (usually) in your early 20s and it is wise to take some time to really understand what you want. So many people immediately get a job after graduating and simply go on to work for the next 40+ years of their lives. I think it is a great idea to pump the brakes and identify what it is that you truly want to do and get out of in life. Whether it be try start a business, take a year off, or anything your heart desires; it’s worth a shot. You have your whole life to work, take some time and smell the roses while you still can.