For the inquiring mind…
Many of you have questioned in your mind what the hell are the “selfish20s”; and why in the hell does she keep hashtagging this saying on every picture on Instagram. On the other hand many of you see the “selfish20s” phrase and its self explanatory. Well in case you did not know here is where you will find out.
When I first thought of the phrase “selfish20s” I simply just thought of living in the moment and having a good time. Then, I thought well let me think a little deeper than just hashtagging the phrase on every pic on IG. I had to think of something that I could share with all of my followers whether it was via social networks, peers who look up to me, or whatever the case may be. I just wanted to share it. I wanted for my followers to be able to use and relate to “selfish20s” as well. Remembering being told that I should always work my hardest in my 20s so that I wouldn’t have to clean up all the mess that I made in my 20s in 30s.
At a certain point in my life at age 22 going into my 23rd year of life all I could do was think of everything that was wrong in my life. Of course the “I have a degree but no 9-5 kicked in. Not to mention a whole bunch of “grown-boy” drama that I partially allowed was also added. I allowed my idle mind to take control; with that along came the “what ifs” and the “what abouts”. Of course including the “only if I could ofs”. However, that all came to a hault one day as I joined a few of my close college buds for drinks and fun. Once the drinks started pouring and the fun began all I could do was snap pics of the fun that was going on around me. At that moment I forgot about my finances, forgot about my so called guy drama, forgot about the people who forgot about me and kindly captioned the pic “excuse me while I live my selfish20s”.
Ever since then I decided that I would live my selfish20s. That meant everytime I did something great, went on a trip, went out for a night of fun with the girls I would hashtag selfish20s to share with my followers so that they could live too. However, as I stated before I had to think deeper than hashtagging! After going back to the drawing board it came to me instantly. I’m 23 I have seven years to live my selfish20s. So what the hell am I going to do in my 30s? Funny right? Especially since most of you think your 30s are your getting old years. So I broke it down! I’ll live my selfish20, thriving30s, unforegettable40s, fabulous50, and even my sensational60s. I wanted to take over each decade that would be allowed in my years of living. Trust! I plan to live way longer than my 60s.
Morevover, because I am only 23 lol I’ll start with my 20s lol. So finally I found my purpose for the “selfish20s”. Selfish20s is not at all what some may think it is. The word selfish has its own meaning but once the number two and zero follow behind, the meaning is totally different. It simply means…anything you want to do in this life in your 20s than do it. Whaterver it is that you want to do it is right at your finger tips. Yup! Just that close! Literally! Whatever you want to do, do it! Wether its starting a business, being a radio host, getting a Masters degree, or even being the dopest underground rapper to get a million dollar contract. Do it! If it is something so small as taking a trip to another state, going to a concert, don’t hesitate. Do it! Hell, even if you have to go by your damn self!
However, work hard! If you deserve it go for it! If you can see it believe it. Don’t worry about the finances or anything else God has it. These are your selfish20s. You say “I’m 25 with a child” can I still live my selfish20s? Hell to the yeah lol! Show that child how to live, show that child that they have the world in the palm of their hands. “But I want a boyfriend/girlfriend, in my selfish20s?” Sure, why not? Open your heart, but don’t be no fool! LOL! Just don’t let that male/female rid you of your 20s. Just simply let them know that they can add to your happiness but never take away from it. “But I don’t want to be labeld as a selfish person”, shit neither do I. You are simply living for you at this moment and you don’t have to be the correct definition of selfish to live your selfish20s. PLEASE DO NOT get the two confused. There is a difference.
You are living you selfish20s so that you can thrive in your 30s so that your 40s will be unforgettable, and we all know you’ll be fabulous at 50 and a sensation in your 60s.
The movement does not stop here!
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