Your 20s are a time to discover who you are and why you're here on Earth. It's a time to explore life and the world around you. Chances are you're doing these things with a group of besties by your side. But there are some things you should do alone in your 20s too. It can be really scary to go it alone, especially when you're young, but it's also the perfect time to take a leap of faith and find out what you're made of. So, here are some of the things you should do alone in your 20s.
1. Find Your Signature Cocktail
This might change over the years, but now that you're old enough to buy alcohol and drink legally, it's really fun to find your signature drink. When you have an evening to yourself, experiment with your options and learn to make a top notch version of your favorite. Hey, there's absolutely nothing wrong with drinking alone.
2. Grow Your Career
Now is the perfect time to take classes or travel to intensive workshops to develop and grow your career. Staying on top of trends in your industry and continuously learning gives you a leg up on the competition when it comes to promotions or hot jobs for another company.
3. Read Books
You can't do this any other way than on your own. There's a certain freedom to spending a night in alone and catching up on your reading list. Consider reading those books you tossed aside in high school - now that you're an adult, they may mean a lot more to you. But, there's absolutely nothing wrong with reading something a bit lighter too.
Traveling on your own is a great way to look inward and find out who you are and what you want out of life. Visiting another country without anyone to distract you allows you to really immerse yourself in the culture and create an unforgettable life experience that will help you move on to the next big thing in your life. And that's something you pretty much have to do on your own.
5. Learn a New Language
Chances are that if you're still in your 20s, foreign language was a requirement in high school. Still, that was a few years ago and let's be honest - we didn't always pay close attention in class, right? Now is the time to learn a new language. Doing it on your own makes it easier to concentrate and you can surprise your friends and family members when you bust out a perfect phrase in Spanish or French.
6. Join a Protest of Demonstration
You're young, but it's time to figure out what side of the big issues you stand on. Protesting or participating in a demonstration is a great way to support a cause you believe in, but going alone means you'll have the chance to meet people who feel the same way you do.
7. Go out on Your Own
This is really scary in your 20s, but there will be a time down the road where you'll love the chance to go out alone. See a movie, eat in a restaurant or hit up a new bar in your area. Going alone allows you to enjoy the experience in a whole new way and opens you up to meeting new people. Plus, there's something so wonderful about having all the control over what you're going to do and where you're going to go.
What do you like to do alone?