How blessed am i to have made it to 21 years of life!
The only one i owe everything to is God. He has placed me exactly where he needs me.
I aways imagined my 21’st birthday to be one of the most epic days of my life. I could finally say I’M LEGAL.
I never thought the words , i don’t want to drink, would ever come to mind and whenever i tell people this, i get looks of dismay..
You’re 21, why wouldn’t you drink?!
As i sit down and think to myself on how society has completely twisted the idea of a 21’st birthday i get delirious.
Society says, because you’re legal to drink go out and Drink! Go Rage! Get Wasted!, and we’ve all become accustomed to doing this because EVERYONE does it. right?
I’ve always been used to being the odd-one-out when it come to doing things out of the ‘norm’, so I’m here just to state to anyone that will listen, if you don’t want to drink or get “wasted” to celebrate your 21’st birthday, don’t feel pressured because “everyone is doing it”
I have nothing against anyone who wants to drink either. To each its own.
I just want to break away from societies way of thinking as we are called to be separate from the world.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world. ~1 John 2:15-16
Taking a turn from that, with already being 20 i’ve learned some lessons that i will continue to learn throughout with rest of my 20s and i think others should hear.
1.)To succeed in your 20s you need two things:
Humility and Grit.
Humility — To be willing to take on some not-so-glamorous jobs and roles.
Grit — To plow through the not-so-glamorous. Learn and do it well, so you start getting opportunities for the glamorous.
2.) Never stop reading, learning, asking the right questions, and challenging yourself, because you’ll never learn enough.
3.) Money should be the least of your worries throughout your 20s.
Don’t focus on a paycheck. Focus on people.
Create a network.
4.) Don’t stick to the five comfortable friends who will never challenge you to go further.
I want to end off here, I challenge you every week to reach out to someone new, someone older, and someone wiser.
They don’t connect with their generation, They lead it.
Stay Inspired, Your best days are ahead.