Why life as a twenty something is pretty awesome.

I love taking pictures at the airport right before a vacation because I know that when I look back at my vacation pictures, that’s the picture I’ll want to relive most.

And heres why.

The endless preparation is behind me. No more hotel reviews to read, the search for the cheapest, fastest flight is over and my bags are packed and checked in. I’ve crossed off all the items on my to-pack list, I’m done with the frantic last minute shopping runs. And perhaps the most dreaded of all: my bags are under the luggage weight limit! I don’t know about you but I’m more afraid of the scale at the check-in counter than the one in my washroom.

And while I’m no fan of sitting in an uncomfortable chair for hours on end, I know that at the other end of that flight lies a great adventure. That is what is so special about the airport moment: anything is possible beyond it. But so often we focus on the check in lines, the security lines, the washroom lines, the crowds of people and the overpriced airport food that we forget about the exciting journey we’re about to embark on.

Being a twenty something is a lot like that airport moment.

We’ve put ourselves through years and years of school, went to saturday morning heritage classes and took some form of extracurricular activity to become a well rounded person.


And while most of us are still unsure of where life our lives are headed, we have a vague idea of what we want and know that the road to wherever that is will be filled with lots of laughs and tears. Sometimes more of the latter than the former.

But that’s ok because if airport moments and vacations are anything to go by, I know that at the end of this vacation we call life, the memories I’ll most want to relive are these. Because it encompasses all the work we put in to get here and the anticipation of all the possibilities that lie ahead.

We’ll look back at these 20 something years and wonder why we worried so much. Because everything turned out alright. Because the decisions we made were the right ones. Because we ended up with the right people. And because these really were the good old days.


5 Comments to “Why life as a twenty something is pretty awesome.”

  1. I love this post. That moment at the airport is one of my favorites too :)

    Out of curiosity, would you mind telling me who you are working for in Korea? I’ve been planning on doing Epik next spring, but now I’m starting to think I’d like to try a language school instead. Any advice you might have would be helpful :)

    • Thank you :)

      I work for GnB Academy in Chilgok (Daegu) They have branches all around Korea- I can’t speak for the other locations but my director/head teacher have both been awesome. There are pros and cons to both EPIK and hagwon (private academies). I have amazing hours (20-30) and it’s mostly on the lower end of that.I don’t do any lesson planning whereas most of the EPIK teachers I know work a lot more than that- sometimes 50-60 hours/week. The upside to EPIK is the orientation where you’ll meet loads of people and they have ongoing cultural trips throughout your stay in Korea. You also get more vacation time with EPIK (15 days) whereas it’s 10 for most hagwons. Pay is pretty standard across the board. (2.1-2.3 million won) That’s all I can think of off the top of my head but if you have any more questions, let me know :)

  2. Your 20’s are the most important years of your life and are filled with so much opportunity that will impact you forever! Everyone needs to share the same perspective you do!

    • I agree- I think that’s part of the problem some of us have. We know that this decade is filled with opportunity but knowing that many of the decisions we make now will affect the rest of our lives is…overwhelming.

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

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