Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Surviving Your Early 20's

A nice little reminder and reality check from Stylecaster, and Anne Hathaway: 

"The idea that EVERYONE is enjoying his or her early 20s is generally accepted and perpetuated by society.

Youth and beauty are king, not to mention fleeting, so the pressure is ON. This pressure becomes compounded by the sense that everyone else is having the time of their lives!  Your friends are constantly tweeting pics up in da club, checking in via Foursquare at the lounge du jour and boasting of late night shenanigans on Facebook. Suddenly you come down with a nasty case of FOMO (fear of missing out).

When/if this happens remember: perception is reality. No one endures their 20s without suffering at least one major break-up, surviving off $20 for weeks on end and having at least three nightmare gigs before they get their dream job. We're all just little squirrels trying to get a nut—often fighting over that same nut. OK, I'll let that one go.

The good news is: this passes. The moments that seem catastrophic now will honestly be laughable in a few months. And it's important to remember that those feelings of awkwardness and insecurity afflict EVERYONE, even stars like Anne Hathaway:"

"A lot of what aging has been for me...has been about finding confidence. And a lot of being confident is just slowing down, being still...thinking before you speak."

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