Adulthood is a very delicate period in one’s life. Decision-making, working hard and saving money while paying bills, planning to travel, trying to eat healthy but wanting to drink every weekend, are just few of the many things to deliberate during early twenties. The most exhausting and/or exciting part of this is that, we have to do it all alone in the process. Yes, we have our parents and friends to aid us, but at the end of the day, it’s still up to us whether we can survive this whole course of action.


While working hard to impress our employers and to fulfill ourselves, where else can we devote our time to make this whole adult thing worthwhile? As an adult with issues ahead of me, I found answers to my endless queries through books. A lot of people would want an instant solution, but I am afraid we can only do this one step at a time. We cannot fully understand life if we are always on a rush.


Books are creations of people who want to share ways to uplift one’s spirit. Here are some points to contemplate:

  • Investing your time in reading books is a more mature way of getting away with life’s troubles instead of ranting it all away in social media. Take note that being mature is the first step in adulthood.
  •  Books are constant companions. Make it a habit to include a book in your bag wherever you go. You’ll never know when you’ll need one. Well, early twenties is a stage where you go to appointments and trips alone, most of the time.
  • Whether the book you’re reading is a fiction or non-fiction, always go for the lessons that it shows. Books can be bought by money but its teachings cannot.
  • As a growing adult, you need something to inspire you in everything that you do, since most days, procrastination rules.
  • Sharing others the life lessons that a book has taught you is the first step in applying it. These teachings can only be effective if you learn to live with it and encourage others to do the same. Influencing them to do good deeds won’t hurt.
  • The cheapest way to travel is through books. It’s too hard to save money for travelling especially with a beginner’s salary so for now, while your travel fund isn’t available yet, this is an alternative. Places in books are explained wonderfully, through words, like you’re actually there.


Taking our minds off of this "adult-ing" from time to time can even be helpful. We can figure out the next step to take if we pause for a while and start reading. We’ll never know how useful it can get when time comes. 

Published by Chiara Marie