Well friends, I'm sitting here writing to you in what are, inexplicably, my last waning hours of adolescence.
Tomorrow is my twentieth birthday.
And I know, come midnight tonight (or rather, 11:11 a.m. tomorrow) that I will feel completely, entirely, and totally, well, the same as I did mere minutes or hours before.
It's weird to think that I'm a few hours from turning the big 2-0. And I know, I tend to wax poetic about things that are, frankly, not that big of a deal. But it feels like a big deal to me. I still wake up some days and am fairly sure that I'm about 17 until I remember where I am and that it's been three full years since I was 17 in any capacity.
But no, I'm officially (or I will be, anyways) a twenty-something, which I'm pretty sure means I have to start living my life like the sitcom that it's destined to be. At least, that's what I learned from 20 years of Friends re-runs.
(Okay, I'm now officially more freaked out about the fact that Friends is 20 years old, and that I've literally been watching it my entire life than I am about the fact that I'm 20 years old).
But I know that your 20s can be a magical, messy, awful, amazing time for most people, and I know that I have a decade full of change and some hard times and hopefully even more good times ahead of me.
So, I decided to compile a list of advice from some of the best sources I know for myself, and all those other young or soon-to-be twenty-somethings out there.
And as Taylor Swift said, we're happy, free, confused, and lonely in the best way. It's miserable and magical. Oh yeah.
Everyone had such great advice, that I'm sure I will put to good use in the years to come! A huge thank you to Miranda, Hannah, Megan, Amanda, Jordan, Harper, Jessica, Lix, and Megan! You ladies are fabulous, and everyone should go check them out!
What advice would you give to someone just turning twenty?