Our twenties are a time for being free, for exploring, and for learning lessons through mistakes. In fact, it’s the best time to mess up because people will usually forgive you due to your age. That being said, some mistakes can follow us around forever. They have financial implications. They have health implications. They have legal implications. I worry about these TV shows that glorify the sloppy twenties in which the main characters are just laughing about the truly dangerous positions they put themselves in. In the real world, nobody gets to just walk off the set and take off their actor hat and return to their real lives after being reckless. If you know and love anyone in her twenties, warn her that these mistakes could follow her around for life.
We all push the limits a little bit when we first have our hearts broken. We linger outside the guy’s work, hoping to “just run into him.” We discover what gym his new girlfriend goes to and join it, befriending her to learn why he chose her. And then…we can get a restraining order against us because, whoops, it’s not cute. And that’s on your record. If a guy dumps you, don’t obsess. Drop it.