11 Things to Not Take for Granted in Your 20s

Lap Lap
4 min readSep 26, 2021

In your 20s, you have a lot of time on your hands. You’re not tied down to work, commitments, or financial responsibilities. You can take a day off from work and go on an adventure with friends or family members. In the evening, you might even be able to get away from your friends and have some personal time. It’s important not to let this opportunity pass by without making the most out of it though — you’ll only regret it later when you look back at how close you were!

1. The internet

This is something that many people today take for granted — the ability to access information in any form they need (from books to academic journals). The web is a wonderful resource for information, and if you can make it a priority in your 20s, you’ll thank yourself later in life!

2. Your health

Most people in their 20s are relatively healthy. This is not to say that they can’t get sick or injured from time to time, but when compared with the rest of the population who are suffering from back pain, osteoporosis, and other health problems, it’s refreshing to enjoy a normal lifespan. Just do what you can to take care of yourself and maintain a healthy lifestyle!

3. Your friends

Relationships are important — both romantic and platonic. But in your 20s, you don’t necessarily need to be serious about romantic relationships to appreciate the importance of friends. You can have more than one close friend at once and still prioritize them over other people. Sure, it’s not the same as having more than one partner, but it’s better than feeling like you’re stuck with someone for life!

4. Your art

Take advantage of this period in your life! It’s often the best time to start doing things like painting or playing music. You can even pursue an artistic hobby that you enjoy — many people desire to become writers, but instead make their writing a hobby first.

5. Your freedom

While you might feel like you have to take responsibilities seriously, don’t let it get in the way of having fun! It’s important to create memories that will last you a lifetime — don’t forget about them just because you’re busy. You’re…

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Lap Lap

I am a writer for one reasons. It’s what I’m meant to do with my life: create worlds, characters who breathe and live off the page with me.