Dear 20-year-old Alice,
Your early twenties will be exhausting, confusing and competitive. You and your friends will be fresh out of University or stuck at home with your parents, facing scary decisions about where to work, live, and what to ‘do’ with your life. You will be too old to go to student nights, but too skint to enjoy living in London.
Around the age of 25, things will start to get better. You will all start to draw around the edges of your identity – doing what you want, instead of what is ‘cool’. Your friends who are bored of pretending to like their first jobs, will quit. Your friends who’ve finally admitted they don’t like going clubbing, will stop going out. Some of you will get married. Some of you will change beyond recognition.
It will be a big decade – and as you roll through the punches of relationships, friendships, family dramas and jobs, you will realise that this is what life as an adult is like.
With that in mind, here’s 20 tips to make the next 10 years a bit easier: