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Screen shot 2014-06-04 at 6.03.00 PM Screen shot 2014-06-16 at 11.55.14 PMe’re forced to compare ourselves to the glamorized lives of social media when really, we need the truth. We need to believe in the struggles that lead to triumph. The sense of confusion we can find in others, and the misguided path that leads us through life. We need to address the truth behind the twenties. The things we overcome,  the perspectives we gain, and the inner daemons we’re forced to face.

Be apart of the journey to raise awareness about the stigma of a less then perfect mind.


Screen shot 2014-06-16 at 11.58.14 PMI’m a twenty-three year old girl, writing about the struggles of my love life, self-discovery and bottomless mind. This blog is for the times your inner voice becomes unbearable. When no one understands what you’re going through and no one tries. A blog for the times you search chat rooms and books, desperate to find reassurance that you’re not alone. The times you’ve shared your deepest, loneliest feelings and no one took your hand, and said me too.

Sometimes our families don’t understand, our friends don’t have time and our voice shakes too much to turn thoughts into words. We try to make sense of the world while we try to make sense of ourselves and that’s an impossible thing to do alone.

85 thoughts on “About

      1. criticalthinkerwannabe

        I cound’nt find the comment button on this post.
        “A blog for the times you search chat rooms and books, desperate to find reassurance that you’re not alone. The times you’ve shared your deepest, loneliest feelings and no one took your hand, and said me too.”- Amen to that sister.

  1. grownup101

    You’re definitely not alone. Going through the same process of self discovery now. It’s quite the journey! Looking forward to sharing our experiences :)

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  2. whygender

    I just found your blog and I’m just IN LOVE with it. Your words match each other perfectly and everything just fits and it’s so, so, so relateable. I can’t even explain what I feel right now but let’s call it ADMIRATION AT FIRST READ. You’re wonderful and thanks for writing (your posts actually made my day today).

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      I have so much appreciation for that comment, thank you so much! I’ve been overwhelmed with how many people can relate to my writing but I can never hear enough how many people can get something out of it. I hope I can keep your feelings of admiration strong!

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  3. farrahdomid

    “A blog for the times you search chat rooms and books, desperate to find reassurance that you’re not alone.” I am so glad you found my blog because if you hadn’t, who knows how long it would’ve taken me to find yours. You’re wonderful :)

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  4. graeylight

    A friend! Glad to meet you and great site! I relate to just about EVERYTHING you have to say!

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  5. Vicki

    I completely agree that social media glamourises life. It creates a filter where everyone’s life seems wonderful, and I think many often forget that it is just exactly that, a filter. I find it often leads to questioning whether I’m on the right path – whether I should have made my decisions differently – instead of just appreciating the life you are currently living.

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      Thank you for sharing! It’s great to hear people’s perspectives on these topics. I agree, people knowingly use their social media accounts to prove to classmates and friends that they’re ‘successful’ and ‘happy’, so we can’t see the sadness behind the pictures.

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  6. lose2love

    I just fell in love with your blog. Never stop writing, you are amazing. Thank you for posting on my blog & letting me know, you are a wonderful person.

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  7. Taylor Devost

    You write beautifully, with sincere simplicity. Thank you for sharing the chaos in your mind and your soul. We really do all feel the same emotions and tackle the same obstacles. Your words make it clear that I am not alone in my darkness, and I am not alone in my light. XOXO

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      I truly appreciate you taking the time to say that! I never realized how many people are trapped in their minds until I started this blog so to hear that I’m making at least the smallest difference, is all I could ask for. So, thank you!

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  8. minniex

    Hi,
    I have been asked to be a part of a tour blog, would you be interested in participating too?
    It consists of answering four questions on your writing process, those questions being:
    1.) What am I working on at the moment?​
    2.) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
    3.) Why do I write what I do?
    4.) How does my writing process work?
    I would do a post on Monday June 16 answering the questions and then I would give a link to your site and the two others participating, then you would find three or two other bloggers to participate and then you would do the same thing the following Monday with your answers and the three other blogs you had participate and a link back to my site. Almost like an award but no award except getting yourself out there for others to see more about the way you write ,etc…
    It would be great if you could participate, let me know if you’re interested.

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  9. GraceReasoner

    I’m in love with this blog! Your words are so comforting. I may not be in my 20′s yet but, I’ve always been more mature and dealt with things at a younger age than my peers. Thank you so much for your words!

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      I’ve found that a lot of people who haven’t reached their 20′s yet can relate which is great! You sound like you have a lot of self awareness that will hopefully do you good in these challenging years. Thank you for reading :)

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  10. kgorman717

    …so let’s commit ourselves to never wasting an opportunity to say “Tell me about it…” We are here to love one another, and to find creative ways to express it. Thank you for sharing your creative expression :)

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      I completely agree with finding a way to express ourselves! I wrote a post about telling your tragedy because it’s amazing the different ways people can convey their history and their struggles. Thank you so much for reading and sharing that :)

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  11. Dee's Dating Diary

    In dating and life, we certainly encounter numerous obstacles and many times we fall down. But, the true test of ourselves is our ability to learn from our experiences and change those things we are able to change in order to go forward, do better, and attract the right kind of people and men in our lives. Great post and I look forward to reading much more!

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      You have a great outlook, thank you so much for sharing. I think it still surprises us when life throws us curveballs but what a relief it will be when things finally start to settle into place. I hope you’ve found more to relate to around my blog!

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  12. Dose of Jen

    I love what you said about, “…no one took your hand, and said me too.” Such a true statement. I am so glad you liked a post on my blog and I found yours. I just moved into college last Wednesday and it is a completely new life. I have a feeling your blog will come in handy :)

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      I always looked for a blog like this but couldn’t seem to find one that said what I needed to hear, so I decided to write one myself. I’m so glad you took the time to checkout my page because I honestly hope it can help you through the rollercoaster of your following years. Thank you for taking the time to comment, enjoy your college experience!

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  13. Joy Ezeka

    I read one of the post and thought I’d just find out who on earth is writing all this. And I was reading your about page and my heart went still, like a peaceful still! Thank you for being bold to share those inner thoughts and feelings that I am not bold enough to share.

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      Thank you for taking the time to say that! I always wanted to read a blog like this but could never find one. Taking it upon myself to write it was hard but is having rewards worth the risk. Looking forward to hearing your opinion on future posts.

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      1. Ronovan

        :) Well to be honest, I like how concise you are. You are straightforward and with as many followers as you have you obviously are influencing many more people than just myself.

  14. vincenzofrancesco

    It is rare to find such depth and soul anywhere with anyone. Sometimes we travel great distances and across time to find such soulful persons like yourself. Your words are transcending and finely tuned to the aching, thirsting heart.

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      Considering I’ve felt so lost in my own mind, that’s an outstanding compliment. It’s been amazing to find others who can really relate to what I say, making this all worth it. Thank you for reading. I look forward to hearing your opinion on future work.

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  15. lifehelps

    Hello. Thanks for liking “Growing up” on emergingboldly. Do come back and comment on articles there. I started that blog for my nephew, who is bravely finding his way into adulthood with a severe disability. He is bright, funny and outgoing; he is also mediaclly fragile and limited in physical ability. He like all of us, gets to wack his way through the underbrush of discovering what life really is.
    Your blog is strong and powerful. congratulations.
    Hannah

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      That’s an amazing purpose for a blog you have. They truly are an amazing way to find a voice and for you to do that for your nephew, is such a bold gesture. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog, I hope you enjoy reading future posts.

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  16. cherylfoston

    Young & Twenty, I can totally relate to what you are experiencing. Although, I am way past my twenties, there was a time in my life when I was in my twenties and I understand exactly what you are talking about. I think your blog is wonderful and needed. I am sure you are helping others along your journey. I also, want to thank you, for reading my blog. I appreciate it! Keep writing, keep growing and most importantly keep being you! :)

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      I built this blog with intention of ‘twenty-something’s’ relating but I’ve been so excited to find that people younger and older have enjoyed reading. It’s really great to hear others perspectives (especially their hindsight). I appreciate you finding my blog potentially helpful. That really makes it all worth it. Thank you so much for sharing and I look forward to reading more from you :)

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  17. Written Obsession

    You write so beautifully, I have read every single post you got up and it so beautifully written, you definitely have a fan right here..
    Looking forward to reading more from you
    I can’t wait to turn 20 in a couple of months and rather than focus on the negatives, but instead to rather have so much zeal and passion for life as you

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      wow, thank you so much! I always get sad thinking of the posts that get lost in my achieves as I blog so much, so I appreciate you taking the time to read them all. I hope you continue to find more to relate to and I look forward to reading about your experiences once you enter your twenties!

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  18. CW

    Chanced upon your blog but really glad to say i love it! Started reading the first post and in the end, unknowingly, I was at the end of your page. :’) Ill be definitely looking forward for more posts!

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    1. youngandtwenty Post author

      I’m so glad you came across my blog and took the time to not only read the latest post, but all the way back! I’m always sad thinking of the posts that are lost in achieves so that means a lot. I look forward to hearing from you on future posts!

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  19. genica89

    Hi!

    Thanks for liking my “Going Silver” post.

    I just read this page and the most recent post but I already know I’ll binge read your blog the moment I get home from work. :) I really like your writing style and especially what you write about. You and I seem to be at the same page in life and we both chose writing as an outlet so yeah, definitely coming back.

    Cheers to our 20′s. ^_^

    Genica

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  20. herheadache

    Hey. I blog for the same reason you state above. I have just survived my twenties and wish I had started my own blog to help me through them, but it took me until my thirtieth birthday for the need to be great enough that I could no longer ignore. I am always glad to find other female bloggers who can articulate what it is like growing up in this time of social media and immediate communication at all times. I would love it if you might take a look at my blog when you have a chance and I will follow yours now that I have started reading. Take care.

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