I'm 26. What are the most important things YOU think I should do in the next few years, and why? (You can suggest more than one.) (I'm afraid no one will suggest anything...)
  1. Deliver an amazing List App Santa Santa gift 🎁
  2. Responsible old person here! 👵🏻 Start thinking about retirement and health insurance NOW. If your employer has a 401K (esp if they match your contribution), start it while you're young and let that baby grow & grow. As for health insurance, if you're in the US, you're aging out of your parents' coverage this year, so choose wisely for yourself.
    Suggested by @jhope71
  3. Take a creative leap. Find someone to keep you accountable.
    The more time passes, the more entrenched we get in daily life obligations and it's harder to make changes or additions. So, if there's something you want to accomplish, start working toward it now (or get good at protecting it now if you're already in process), so you hold space for it going forward. Enlist a friend or group to keep you honest. Baby steps count. (I wrote my first novel because it would have been so embarrassing to show up to writing group without my 8 pages every week).
    Suggested by @AllieLarkin
  4. Take yourself out for a meal, just you, your favorite restaurant, and a book.
    Suggested by @elizabeef
  5. Ball so hard
    But don't let them fine you. Therein lies the art.
    Suggested by @jz
  6. Do something awesome for someone else
    Donate money, take someone special to you on a trip, buy a surprise present for someone, give away something of yours, etc. This feels both grown-up and also just really good.
    Suggested by @pocketpenguin
  7. Buy back at least three each of your childhood favorite books, movies, toys/games, and music.
    You never know when they'll go away, you remember it now, it's important to you now, keep it that way and be prepared to share it with others!
    Suggested by @michael_circa91
  8. No need for this list - 30 is when your life actually starts being awesome.
    Suggested by @oyveykay
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  11. TRAVEL!
    I'm only a few years older so I can't pretend to be a wisdom guru but I'm SO GLAD for the trips I've taken. My husband & I went to Europe for 3 weeks a couple of years ago (when we were 26!) and it was one of the absolute best decisions we've ever made. Even if you don't love traveling or don't want to by yourself, just make space to go where you do want to while you have the time and freedom!
    Suggested by @jessnobs
  12. Resist the urge to get married until you are at least 35. You should never give up opportunities for someone. You can love several people in a lifetime but opportunities to advance or to experience something great are sometimes once in a lifetime. Besides, if you give up something great for someone you usually end up resenting them
    Suggested by @izzyb