Confessions of a Lonely Twenty-Something

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Your twenties are meant to be some of the best years of your life. At least, that’s how they’ve been sold to us. You’re not restricted to a classroom or library or the clutches of a looming exam or coursework deadline.

You’re free of any ‘real’ responsibility, not tied down by marriages or mortgages or children clamouring for your attention.

The world is your oyster! You’ll hear.

Oh, what I’d give to be in my twenties again! To have that body, that social life, all that free time!

What they won’t tell you, is how fucking lonely it is.

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2019 – The Year of the Kid in the Candy Store

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2018 was a bit crap.

There’s no poetic or poignant way to put that, really. Only sharp, abrupt honesty that a year I went into with wide-eyed optimism did not turn out to be the 365 days of glory and joy and sheer perfection that I’d been dreaming of.

It wasn’t all bad, of course. As with every year, good or bad, I learned some valuable lessons that will inevitably continue to shape my twenties as the past few have.

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