Life is different in your 20s—you're no longer a kid dependent on your family for every need, and are truly on your way to adulthood.
You've likely developed your own point of view, you may be working, and are probably thinking (or worried) about what life has in store for you. But while it's great to think about your future, don't forget to live (or rather rock) your life in 20s, and as many Internet quotes will tell you—enjoy the present! Here's just 13 things that you must strike off your bucket list before you turn 25!
1. Go on a Solo Trip And Make New Friends
It'll expose you to different types of cultures, people, landscapes, and obviously, some amazing stories to share!
2. Learn to Cook At Least One Meal
You know, if you're sick, out of money or missing home-cooked food.
3. Spend Quality Time With Your Family
Because, seriously, it'll make you feel connected.
4. Fall in Love With Yourself
Get to your likes, dislikes, annoyances. What you want to do, what you don't want to do, and which ice-cream flavour rocks your world. Spend some alone time with yourself, and then fall in love with you—all the good and bad combined!
5. And Dump That Jerk Who Makes You Cry
Because, in the end, nothing is more important than your own happiness.
6. Start Saving and Managing Your Own Finances
Set up an SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) and set yourself a financial goal. Speak to people who are good with money and get tips.
7. Experiment With Your Look
Sport those bangs, chop your hair or colour them green/red/pink. This is the time to flaunt your personal style unabashedly.
8. Know What Helps You to Relax After a Cr*p Day
Discover a passion—singing, painting, dancing, swimming, reading, writing...whatever helps you forget about everything else.
9. Learn to Say 'No'
Because you can't please—or be there for—everyone, all the time.
10. Work Towards Getting Your Dream Job
YOLO! Work your a** off for what you really want.
11. Live Alone
It'll teach you to be responsible and independent. But most importantly, it'll teach you to enjoy spending time with yourself.
12. Donate to Charity
Helping others? It's the best feeling in the world! Make it a habit!
13. Let Go
That school friend who bitched you out? How your mom didn't let you go to that college trip? Let go of all the bitter memories of bad relationship, fights, grudges, you know what we mean.