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How Was Your 20s Like? by StarOnEarth(m): 9:33pm On May 15
We tend to get courage from reading experience of people that have overcome what we are currently going through and thats the reason for creating this topics.

I am sure thousands of nairalander are currently in their 20s feeling very confuse, insecure and lost in this world.

Let me start from myself.
I'm currently in my mid-twenties, done with my degree and set for life race. But one thing that brings me down everyday is the fact that most of the things i have predicted, anticipated and planned for aren't coming to pass.

When i was much younger, i had already painted this picture of being extremely successful at this point. Mind you, i am not the guy that wish without taking a step.

From 15years old, i have been hustling, doing businesses, learning new things, reading books, engaging in church activities in anticipation of this glorious 20s

I loved the process, i licked the dirt and anytime i fail, i feel like its just part of the process, that one day it will all work out smooth.

But these days i feel very confuse you, i have done alot of things and fail that makes me even scared of trying new things. To be honest this 20s is a very confusing part of someone lives, nothing seems sure even relationship.

I had to get a job as an architect in a small firm with less pay sef, after all i have pictured for myself.

For all those that came out through their 20s successful, abeg come and gist us and motivate us.
Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by Atomemmy(m): 9:41pm On May 15
shocked

Well, I'm not yet up to ½ of 20 years, so I'mma keep quiet and wait for the elders.

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by KristaPretty(f): 9:45pm On May 15
It's not too late. Still in my 20s tho, I intend to still change, realign, redo and live life the best way I can. Age for me is only a number. You can still do whatever you intend to, afterall most big names like KFC started when the owner was over 50years old.

Growing up, I always wanted to be in the medical field. Countless exams and post utme without failing, yet I never got the admission for a course of my choice.

I had to apply for anyone. Studied a given course just for study sake. After that, I went back to school for another degree due to the nature of my job and to align, I'm done.

I haven't had peace of mind since then, the urge and fire to still get what I have always dreamed of (the medical field) is stil there. Irrespective of how far I have gone or how much I earn currently, I see myself going leaving all that and going to get what I always wished for, that I will do shortly. Others might consider other certificates wasted but It is an experience.
There is joy doing what you love. Until then, you would feel wasted at a point.

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by buttlover(m): 9:45pm On May 15
My story eeh! I'm still struggling

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by StarOnEarth(m): 9:54pm On May 15
buttlover:
My story eeh! I'm still struggling
Still in your 20s?
Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by StarOnEarth(m): 9:58pm On May 15
KristaPretty:
It's not too late. Still in my 20s tho, I intend to still change, realign, redo and live life the best way I can. Age for me is only a number. You can still do whatever you intend to, afterall most big names like KFC started when the owner was over 50years old.

Growing up, I always wanted to be in the medical field. Countless exams and post utme without failing, yet I never got the admission for a course of my choice.

I had to apply for anyone. Studied a given course just for study sake. After that, I went back to school for another degree due to the nature of my job and to align, I'm done.

I haven't had peace of mind since then, the urge and fire to still get what I have always dreamed of (the medical field) is stil there. Irrespective of how far I have gone, I see myself going back to get what I always wished for, that I will do shortly. Others might consider other certificates wasted but It is an experience.
There is joy doing what you love. Until then, you would feel wasted at a point.
I have a friend just like you too
He wanted to study medicine in OAU but he was giving botany. After almost 6years in OAU due to strike and all he later graduated.
This guy had to go to Unilag again to start medicine from scratch. It takes gutz, he is in 4th year now, but i must tell you it has not been easy for the dude.

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by buttlover(m): 10:00pm On May 15
StarOnEarth:

Still in your 20s?
yes

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by StarOnEarth(m): 10:02pm On May 15
buttlover:
yes
Mehn!!
We are all struggling.
Only if you are from a rich home, then you are exempted
Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by KristaPretty(f): 10:05pm On May 15
StarOnEarth:

I have a friend just like you too
He wanted to study medicine in OAU but he was giving botany. After almost 6years in OAU due to strike and all he later graduated.
This guy had to go to Unilag again to start medicine from scratch. It takes gutz, he is in 4th year now, but i must tell you it has not been easy for the dude.
It won't be easy at all, when he graduates he will feel most happy and fulfilled when practicing because there lies his passion.

I won't look at age to make my dreams come true, it's like living a lie.

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by StarOnEarth(m): 10:06pm On May 15
KristaPretty:

It won't be easy at all, when he graduates he will feel most happy and fulfilled when practicing because there lies his passion.

I won't look at age to make my dreams come true, it's like living a lie.
You are right
"Its like living a lie"
Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by FOLLYVENTURES: 2:08pm On May 20
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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by AYO95: 11:52pm On May 20
In my mid 20s too.....
Not easy at all after graduating from skul, served the nation and end up back to my parents house without a job, every day i just keeps worrying my self about how everything was so frustrating.....one night i was just lying on my bed thinking about everything, things like how to make money for my self (productivity). Skills poped up to my mind that night, I was like woow....so what skills? I don't know! I searched online to see top skills and how much they earn after learning, so Programming/Web design that midnight, showed interest to learn fast and sell my self with it, but I don't have a laptop. I had to lied to my parents that have gotten a job in an IT firm that they won't pay untill after 6months, that the pay is 140k, they were so happy. I did this so i could afford to get laptop to start learning, so i told them i can't start work without laptop, it is their num 1 criteria, told my dad to borrow me the money that i will return it back...... luckily for me he did, went to computer village and bought the laptop. I will leave home around 9am go to one bet9a shop with my laptop till 2pm and start coming home just to pretend as if i am going to work Monday to friday. At the bet9ja shop while others are arguing about soccer and spoilt tickets i will be busy learning coding and charging at the same time, at times i will feel like crying, I did this for like 2months till i lost interest in coding, I moved to graphics.....was very easy for me to learn and not boring to me unlike that Programming, fast forwarded to March..... I'm now an elite graphics designer now working for a firm with a pay of over 100k, and that March made it exactly of the 6months i lied to my parents.... leaving my parent house this month, nothing to worried about again, if u are in your 20s u can learn from this. Pray to God, Know what u wants, Learn a skill..... with this u won't suffer by the time u clock 30s....Shalom!

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by doggedfighter(f): 12:08am On May 21
AYO95:
In my mid 20s too.....
Not easy at all after graduating from skul, served the nation and end up back to my parents house without a job, every day i just keeps worrying my self about how everything was so frustrating.....one night i was just lying on my bed thinking about everything, things like how to make money for my self (productivity). Skills poped up to my mind that night, I was like woow....so what skills? I don't know! I searched online to see top skills and how much they earn after learning, so Programming/Web designer that midnight, showed interest to learn fast and sell my self with it, but I don't have a laptop. I had lied to my parents that have gotten a job in an IT firm that they won't pay untill after 6months, that the pay is 140k, they were so happy. I did this so i could afford to get laptop to start learning, so i told them i can't start work without laptop, it is their num 1 criteria, told my dad to borrow me the money that i will return it back...... luckily for me he did, went to computer village and bought the laptop. I will leave home around 9am go to one bet9a shop with my laptop till 2pm and start coming home just to pretend as if i am going to work Monday to friday. At the bet9ja shop while others are arguing about soccer and spoilt tickets i will be busy learning coding and charging at the same time, at times i will feel like crying, I did this for like 2months till i lost interest in coding, I moved to graphics.....was very easy for me to learn and not boring to me unlike that Programming, fast forwarded to March..... I'm now an elite graphics designer now working for a firm with a pay of over 100k, and that March made it exactly of the 6months i lied to my parents.... leaving my parent house this month, nothing to worried about again, if u are in your 20s u can learn from this. Pray to God, Know what u wants, Learn a skill..... with this u won't suffer by the time u clock 30s....Shalom!

You are an inspiration. Keep soaring

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by Reucy(f): 12:51pm On May 21
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doggedfighter:


You are an inspiration. Keep soaring

Wow! Keep soaring dear

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by AYO95: 1:10pm On May 21
doggedfighter:


You are an inspiration. Keep soaring
During those days never imagined it would be an inspired story in future until now, thanks dear....

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by AYO95: 1:12pm On May 21
Reucy:
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Wow! Keep soaring dear
I know u wanted to quote me smiley but mistakenly the wrong person.... thanks dear, are u also in ur 20s?

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by Reucy(f): 2:34pm On May 21
AYO95:
I know u wanted to quote me smiley but mistakenly the wrong person.... thanks dear, are u also in ur 20s?

Yea, I am

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by AYO95: 2:48pm On May 21
Reucy:


Yea, I am
kul smiley I hope u are not in difficult phase as well nd hope u have something u are doing

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by Reucy(f): 4:17pm On May 21
AYO95:
kul smiley I hope u are not in difficult phase as well nd hope u have something u are doing

Yes I have, though I'm in a difficult phase of my career.
It's a passing phase though

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by AYO95: 4:22pm On May 21
Reucy:


Yes I have, though I'm in a difficult phase of my career.
It's a passing phase though
we will all scale through, check ur dm let's be friends wink

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by doggedfighter(f): 4:29pm On May 21
AYO95:

During those days never imagined it would be an inspired story in future until now, thanks dear....

You are welcome dear.

Can you tell me the particular skill you learnt that landed you the job? Photoshop or?

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by AYO95: 11:45pm On May 21
doggedfighter:


You are welcome dear.

Can you tell me the particular skill you learnt that landed you the job? Photoshop or?
Graphics Design Generally....Yes I started with Photoshop then moved to Ai

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by Greenbuoy(m): 12:19am On May 22
In my mid-twenties too. I dey final year now, but life na war o, my people! Many hustles wen I don hustle, but I still dey struggle. It's funny, but as tech-savvy as I am, I've not had an internet-enabled phone for the past 14 months. Thinking dey wan mad me sometimes but wetin sure me be sey I go fess die before I do yahoo - NA FOR THIS LEGIT LANE I GO KPAI!

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by doggedfighter(f): 12:34pm On May 22
AYO95:
Graphics Design Generally....Yes I started with Photoshop then moved to Ai
You mean Adobe illustrator?

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by Ajibade123(m): 2:14pm On May 22
hmmm let me learn here

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by AYO95: 8:20am On May 23
doggedfighter:

You mean Adobe illustrator?
Yes
Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by doggedfighter(f): 3:04pm On May 23
AYO95:
Yes
Teach your sister na. I want to learn
Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by Hoephase: 3:09pm On May 23
Made my first millions in my 20s though was very determined then with lots of responsibilities: raising siblings putting food roof on/over parents table/head.

I suffered while in uni always claiming vegetarian because I couldn't afford to buy food and meat. Will drink garri in the morning and lie to my friend that I had cereal before coming class. grin grin.


It was not easy, to every young blood out there the truth that no one will ever tell you is that: it is not easy but that doesn't mean you should give up. Don't stop pushing if you have to learn a skill do and you will never regret it.

Life in general isn't easy but notwithstanding we will make the best out of it.

O boy e don te wey I don begin blow other people in my own small way ooh.

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by izzou(m): 3:37pm On May 23
doggedfighter:

Teach your sister na. I want to learn

You could start from YouTube

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by germaphobe(m): 8:18pm On May 23
SIR can i send you a mail, i need to ask you some questions
Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by Reuben700: 8:29pm On May 23
Honestly I feel very in much insecure I don’t even know where to start with my life plus living with chronic disease is very sad am just depressed

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Re: How Was Your 20s Like? by TheTraveler: 9:56pm On May 23
Hoephase:
Make my first millions in my 20s though was very determined then with lots of responsibilities: raising siblings putting food roof on/over parents table/head.

I suffered while in uni almost claiming vegetarian because I can afford to buy food and meat. Will drink garri in the morning and lie to my friend that I had cereal before coming class. grin grin.


It was not easy, to every young blood out there the truth that no one will ever tell you is that is it not easy but that doesn't mean you should give up. Don't keep pushing if you have to learn skill do and you will never regret it.

Life in general isn't easy but notwithstanding we will make the best out of it.

O boy e don te wey I don begin blow other people in my own small way ooh.

The millionaires club have arrived, they will tell you they made millions of dollars but they won't tell you how they did it. undecided

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