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Twenty Things We Would Tell Our 20-Something Selves

20 Somethings
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What would I tell my 20-something self? 

Go out and grab it because life will all too soon get full and busy and the next thing you know your 20’s will be twenty years ago. I waited till I was 28 to start planning great vacations and fulfilling dreams. No sooner did I plan a trip to Taiwan, then I met and married my husband. Never made it to  Taiwan.

 

Excellent Resource for Your Life

I found this book chock full of excellent advice for any of us. Possibly, even those who are looking back and wondering what has happened to all your hopes and dreams. It’s never too late to take a turn for the better. And this book can help you do it, so purchase this book today. Dog-ear the pages that are important to you and start taking stock in your life. Store this book on a convenient shelf so that you can go back and read next year, and the next year, and the next. You will find ways to improve your life every time.

20 Things for Real?

In “20 Things for 20-Something..“, Kelli and Peter Worrell get honest and share about the struggles in their own lives and how if they had done a few things differently, it may have made their lives a bit smoother.

You might wonder, 20 things? Really? Do they want to give 20 things for me to consider?

Yes, they do. As they put it, “Hindsight is 20/20”.

What I Liked

It’s hard for me to say which point I found the most helpful. They are all so poignant to our lives. I don’t want to list all the points because I want you to read and hear the message Kelli and Peter have because it’s a good story. But I’ll share

However, you need a little taste to whet your curiosity. I’m sure that some of these you have heard yourself and others are not easy to hear. And maybe a few will turn on a light for you. Either way, grasping these ideas early will definitely become a benefit to you.

Here are a few of my favorites.

  • Dig Deeper than your Doubt. I was able to do this in college. This was where I made my beliefs my own. I no longer believed “what my parents taught me”, but now I knew why I believed what I believed. I may have kept many of the same values as my parents and changed a few others but now I knew why.
  • Adjust Your Expectations. Sometimes we expect the fairy tale and end up so disappointed. Give the Lord a little more leeway to bring great things into your life.
  • Embrace Grace. We all make mistakes and we need to give people a little bit of grace to mess up. Find room to forgive and move on.

Another Nice Thing about this Book

At the end of each chapter, the Worrall’s offer some guidance to help you apply the point to your own life.

  1. Actions to consider.
  2. Questions for reflection and discussion
  3. Other items to read.

These in themselves would be very helpful. As I read the book, I thought how great of a Bible study this would be for young adults. And when I reached the end of the book, I found that indeed, you can go online and download free Bible Study guides. So if you are a young adult leader, consider this book, for your next study. {AFFILIATE}

Leave me a comment, “What would you tell your younger self?”

signed Mandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Twenty Things We Would Tell Our 20-Something Selves

  1. This sounds like a great book! Yes, I wish I would have not been so hard on myself in my 20’s, and would have been able to “Embrace Grace” a little more! But just as you say, I’m so thankful that the Lord says it’s never too late, and He always has new things for us! Blessings my friend!

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