At the ripened age of 22, I’ve concluded that I have no idea what I’m doing 100% of the time I’m doing something. Confused? Don’t be. Most of the major life decisions I’ve made in the past 4 years has been based on the premise that I don’t know what I want to do: so lets try it all!
This mantra has allowed me to develop my own “Life List” of things I never have to do again. For example: I’ve learned that I….
… don’t want to live in America for an extended amount of time.
… consider the distaste for hand-holding a deal breaker in relationships.
… don’t want to surround myself with people who hate their life/job/significant other etc.
… need to be in a field that is competitive and constantly changing.
Based on Meg Jay’s loose definition of “wasting your 20’s away,” I think I’m doing a pretty bang-up job keeping myself together and moving forward. I constantly feel like there’s not enough time in the day for me to network, write, listen, discuss, create, imitate, grow, and move constantly! Every day, I’m getting closer to finding what I really want from this world and where I want to do it.
Vanessa Elizabeth is a cultural chameleon currently based in London. She enjoys sports (such as CrossFit and dating), cooking, and demolishing her savings account. When she's not busy blogging about her feelings, she works full-time and practices Chinese with her English/German friends.