Hey, 20-Somethings! It’s Not You. It’s Just Life.

August 9, 2016


Being in your 20s is supposed to be the most exciting time of your life—yet how many 20-somethings feel lost, overwhelmed and totally confused?

For some, making the switch from teen to adult overnight seems like an impossible task. Parents, employers, friends and partners all expect different things from you and frankly, it can sometimes be too much to handle. Life will indeed whip your butt, and you should be prepared for it. These are the 20 brutal truths all 20-somethings need to learn and accept.

Oh, and FYI: Most of these life lessons will apply way past your 29th birthday—which, we’re sorry to say, is going to happen. (Originally shared on

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