I love fashion magazines for the endless walls of ideas, inspiration and beauty held in them but I would never have described reading one as life-changing on a spiritual level, until page 175 of ELLE Magazine’s April issue. The article ”Why Life Begins at 20″, written by Dr. Meg Jay, opened my mind to a world of information that I thought I already knew, but really I didn’t. In the minutes after reading it, I found within myself, answers to questions I’d been asking since the beginning of the year. Below are bits of the article which I found hit home the most but honestly, you just need to read the entire article.
In your early twenties? Make a career plan, but grow at your own pace and expand your mind (not in Ibiza). (extract from the sidebar written by Stacey Duguid)
Advanced degrees or jobs abroad might seem like decisions you’d rather make “later”, but they are easier in our twenties before marriages and mortgages take hold. As unglamorous as these pursuits may feel, such pieces of what we call “identity capital” will be what makes you memorable and relevant later.