5 Things to Do In Your Twenties

Going through your twenties is similar to experiencing a harsh reality shock. It can be very confusing and sometimes frustrating. Like they say “experience is the best teacher ”. The good thing is, I am willing to share my experiences with you to save you the stress.

Talking about things to do in your twenties, I believe there are a million and one things you can do as a young adult, each with their pros and cons, but there are some with great value that positively shape our future. I will tell about five of such things you should spend them doing;

1. Explore; don’t be that twenty-something who follows all the rules the society lays down without any questions or trying to find a new path other than what we were taught. It is such a big world out there and it would be such a shame to live it without exploring. Travel, try a new dish, learn a new language, go kayaking, join a dance group, sing, do anything that interests you, that’s how you will discover yourself and learn about the world.

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2. Network; you have probably heard it, but I will say it again, “your network is your net worth”. So spend time connecting and surrounding yourself with amazing individuals, no man is an island, so you will need them. But beyond meeting them, be intentional about keeping, growing and nourishing the relationships.

3. Write; I am not asking you to be a writer, or change your career path but rather make a habit of writing as some of our life victories are determined by how well we can convince others about who we are. Think about the essays we had to write in school, the application letters to land a dream job, grants to access money and many more. So start by keeping a journal, having a blog or a gratitude box.

4. Volunteer; a personal secret, I got my first job while volunteering. It wasn’t planned or a strategy, I just genuinely wanted to help, so I spent time helping and when an opportunity for a job came up, I was top of mind. I encourage you to join organizations in line with your goals and seek out opportunities to help, even if you don’t get a job as I did, you will gain useful experience.

5. Pick up new skills; my mom once said, no skill is a waste and she was right. You will be shocked how a skill you learnt just to pass time becomes instrumental to your growth. So when the opportunity comes to learn a skill, grab it and learn. It is never a waste of time.

These are somethings you should definitely try in your twenties.

Jessica Fortune is the Founder and Host of Twenty Somethings Rant, an independent podcast that caters to the lifestyle of young adults in their Twenties. She is on a mission to create a safe space where young adults feel seen, heard and understood.

Jessica is also a lifestyle blogger, communication specialist and Podcast producer. Follow her on Instagram @jessicafortunes, twitter @jessicafortunes and Facebook @Oguh Fortune to connect.

Going through your twenties is similar to experiencing a harsh reality shock. It can be very confusing and sometimes frustrating. Like they say “experience is the best teacher ”. The good thing is, I am willing to share my experiences with you to save you the stress. Talking about things to do in your twenties, I believe there are a million and one things you can do as a young adult, each with their pros and cons, but there are some with great value that positively shape our future. I will tell about five of such things you should spend them doing; 1. Explore; don’t be that twenty-something who follows all the rules the society lays down without any questions or trying to find a new path other than what we were taught. It is such a big world out there and it would be such a shame to live it without exploring. Travel, try a new dish, learn a new language, go kayaking, join a dance group, sing, do anything that interests you, that’s how you will discover yourself and learn about the world. Read also: FG to use BVN to pay stipends for 774,000 Jobs 2. Network; you have probably heard it, but I will say it again, “your network is your net worth”. So spend time connecting and surrounding yourself with amazing individuals, no man is an island, so you will need them. But beyond meeting them, be intentional about keeping, growing and nourishing the relationships. 3. Write; I am not asking you to be a writer, or change your career path but rather make a habit of writing as some of our life victories are determined by how well we can convince others about who we are. Think about the essays we had to write in school, the application letters to land a dream job, grants to access money and many more. So start by keeping a journal, having a blog or a gratitude box. 4. Volunteer; a personal secret, I got my first job while volunteering. It wasn’t planned or a strategy, I just genuinely wanted to help, so I spent time helping and when an opportunity for a job came up, I was top of mind. I encourage you to join organizations in line with your goals and seek out opportunities to help, even if you don’t get a job as I did, you will gain useful experience. 5. Pick up new skills; my mom once said, no skill is a waste and she was right. You will be shocked how a skill you learnt just to pass time becomes instrumental to your growth. So when the opportunity comes to learn a skill, grab it and learn. It is never a waste of time. These are somethings you should definitely try in your twenties. Jessica Fortune is the Founder and Host of Twenty Somethings Rant, an independent podcast that caters to the lifestyle of young adults in their Twenties. She is on a mission to create a safe space where young adults feel seen, heard and understood. Jessica is also a lifestyle blogger, communication specialist and Podcast producer. Follow her on Instagram...


Going through your twenties is similar to experiencing a harsh reality shock. It can be very confusing and sometimes frustrating. Like they say “experience is the best teacher ”. The good thing is, I am willing to share my experiences with you to save you the stress. Talking about things to do in your twenties, I believe there are a million and one things you can do as a young adult, each with their pros and cons, but there are some with great value that positively shape our future. I will tell about five of such things you should spend them doing; 1. Explore; don’t be that twenty-so...


Going through your twenties is similar to experiencing a harsh reality shock. It can be very confusing and sometimes frustrating. Like they say “experience is the best teacher ”. The good thing is, I am willing to share my experiences with you to save you the stress. Talking about things to do in your twenties, I believe there are a million and one things you can do as a young adult, each w...