Fears You Only Have In Your 20's

Your 20's is like being in purgatory between your teenage years and becoming a responsible adult. You are supposed to be fully grown up, but there is still a lot to learn in your 20.'s You're still young and you have a lot to get through before you're a fully fledged adult. There is still a lot you don't know at this stage and there are many things you're still afraid of. Here are the fears you only have in your 20's.

18) Being alone forever

The roller coaster ride of dating in your 20's is something you need to go through, you will find out what kind of person you're into and most importantly what type of people you're not. It may seem like you will be single forever now, but you're still just trying to narrow things down.

17) Constantly being broke

So you have a job and it barely pays you enough to live properly. Don't worry, the days of pot noodles and tins of beans will soon be behind you. When you're that bit older and you finally secure that job you wanted, it will be steak dinners from there on out.


16) Staying in a job you hate

You had it for years and it basically paid your way through college, now that you're out of college you realise how much you hate it. You only keep it because of the money and because your parents are making you. It's doesn't have to be your life, it's only on the side while you pursue the career you really want.

15) Not finding your soul mate

You keep trying to find the one, but after a long time dating you think that maybe you don't have one. Stop worrying about finding that perfect match, as long as they care for you and understand you that's all that matters.


14) Being the screw up in the family

If you have brothers or sisters you don't want to appear as if you're the disappointment of the family. Do what you want to do and you shouldn't be afraid of what your family thinks. Sure, for a couple of years it's awkward at family gatherings when you don't know what to tell me when they ask you what you do, but you'll get over that.

13) Not seeing enough of the world

The best time to go traveling is when you finish college, but if you happen to miss out on this it's not the end of the world. Traveling is a great experience and you learn a lot about yourself, but there is still time when you get older to travel. You may not be able to spend months there, but you're still getting a taste of somewhere different.


 12) Not being able to drive

You keep putting if off, but you know you really should do your test. You can cycle, which is better for the environment or if you want to try a really unreliable mode of transport you can always take the bus. Driving will become more of a priority later on in life, so don't fret if you still haven't learned. If all else fails you can just ask your friend for a lift.

11) Not having that beach body

It's no the end of the world, if you don't have a six pack or flat stomach, we come in all shapes and sizes. Of course, it's important to keep healthy and active, but stop stressing out over carbs and just be comfortable in your own skin.


10) Your metabolism will catch up on you

It usually does, but it's nothing to be worried about, these things happen. You just won't be able to eat as much as you used to, but you'll get used to it. It's better to get into a good habit now rather than later, you can't be having McDonalds every week.

 9) Having no idea what you want to do with your life

There are people still in their 30's and 40's that still aren't sure what exactly they want to do with their life. Your 20's is the time to  make mistakes and figure out what you're into, so it's normal to still have no clue what you're doing in life.


 8) That your friends are doing better than you

You can still be happy for your friends if they're doing well,but if you're still sitting around with no idea what you want to do it doesn't make you feel any better. It will all come to you in time and you shouldn't worry about who gets paid more out of your friends.

7) Losing all your good friends

These things happen, if you move away from home, or they do, there isn't much you can do about it. You can still stay in touch with them, but you will make new friends sooner or later, but it's always nice to talk and catch up with them everyone now and then.


6) Being left out

This is quite common, especially nowadays with social media you can see exactly what everyone is doing. You see people you know on their  holidays and you get jealous. You will have your fun soon enough so remember to enjoy it when it comes around.

 5) Living with your parents forever

There comes a time in your life, where you need your own personal space. Although you might really want to move out, sometimes it's not possible because you just don't have the money. You will eventually move out and you won't have to rely on your parents.


4) Feeling old

If you think you feel old now, what will it feel like when you're 30 or 40. When you see kids it makes you feel really old, but you're actually still young, so start living like it. When you actually are older you won't be able to do anything fun, so make the most of it.

3) That no one really understands you

You never feel that anyone really gets you or understands where you're coming from. Sometimes you can be hanging around with the wrong people, and they don't see things the way you do. It's always great to find someone who is like minded and is on the same wavelength as you.


2) That people will see who you really are

So you were never the best in your class in college and you always scraped by. You fear that someone will figure you out, that you're not all you say you are. It's ok, odds are there are lots of people in the same boat as you,  that stretch the truth about themselves.

1) You will never be truly happy

When you get older, it's the little things that put a smile on your face, not material goods. In your 20's you want to have everything, but you will realise that you can't always get what you want. You keep wanting the next big thing and the latest trends, but when you get older you will see that what really makes you happy is your family and friends.

Kenneth Fox
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I'm a musician and a writer, or a writer and a musician, I can't make up my mind, Either way I'm not particularly good at either. A bit of an old fashioned guy, who enjoys the simpler things in life, nothing fancy.

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