TWENTY BY TWENTY | 2. remember the past, but don't dwell on it

Since middle school, adults have always told us to "live in the moment." They were all "these are the best years of your life!!!" and made sure we felt guilty for wasting even a millisecond of it. There's nothing inherently wrong with "living in the moment." The problem lies in prolonging the moment to such an extent that it becomes living in the past. Living in the past is a really attractive option, especially when we tend to romanticize the past and fear the future. The past is comfortable because we know everything about it and the future is terrifying because we have no clue what it holds. And while being comfortable is safer and entering the unknown is scary, the latter is definitely more exciting and rewarding. I have a story to prove it. 

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TWENTY BY TWENTY | 1. stop apologizing

I turned twenty a couple weeks ago, which is quite honestly still hard for me to grasp. I look like a thirteen year old, have the decision-making abilities of a 6 month old, and I burp like a forty year old man. If anyone wonders why or how I am constantly suffering an identity crisis, this is it. Nonetheless, I am twenty. Naturally my first thought as a now non-teenager was to share my bountiful wisdom with the online community. You know, because I'm so smart and worldly. 

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