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Morgan Bakies

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If you could give your twenty-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be? Why?

Hello! I'm an undergraduate student who was truly inspired by Meg Jay's talk, "Why 30 is not the new 20" so I wanted to see what the TED community has to say. I turned twenty in March and I want to make the most of my next decade of life. How did you spend your twenties? Was this the defining of your life? Currently, I see endless opportunities, but I'm scared for the day they will disappear.

So if you're above twenty, what advice do you have for your past self? If you are twenty-something, what do you tell yourself everyday to be the best you can be? And if you're under twenty, what's one thing that you hope your twenty-year-old self will remember about adolescence? Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing what you have to say!


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  • May 21 2013: I turned 22 in October last year and a few months before that I pretty much felt like I had failed and had no idea what was going to happen next. I had been living in Califronia for a year and a half, going to school at CCA. I started having doubts about something that I had been so sure of for a really long time and though it was more of a financial decision to begin with. it made me realise that I wanted more. So I moved back home and started working. Long story short, I learnt that it is okay to not have things go as planned. You can't really have a plan. As long as you can see what's in front of you and what is at your feet - you'll be fine. You'll find a way.

    I also started a blog and am curating an exhibition called Twentybliss that talks about what it means to be a twentysomething or what being in your twenties means in general. Here's the linke: http://www.twentybliss.tumblr.com

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