I just got into my twenties so I’m officially no longer a teen (even though my church refuses to recognize that fact and still group us with teens). But hey, that’s their business.

I’m a girl with wild imaginations, I was supposed to be driving my own car to school everyday and I wasn’t even supposed to school in Nigeria but here I am experiencing yet another ASUU strike. Things don’t always work out the way we imagine them, do they?

So what am I doing with this holiday? Well I’ve been checking out investment options. I’ve watched YouTube videos (because we all know everything is on YouTube like seriously even how to have your bath) and then I checked my good old friend Google (of course). I’m a student and I don’t have much money. So I’m focusing more on short term low risk investment options.

What are you doing with your holiday? I have friends who are learning how to bake cake (God has started answering my prayers) and some are into fashion design (again God is a miracle worker). Now when I started the holiday investment wasn’t really my plan but I saw a YouTube video about a guy who retired at 26 and from there you know YouTube, all these videos started popping up on making money young( you will be surprised how many there are)

Why am I telling you all of this? This holiday made me realize something. As youths, maybe it’s because of the economic recession we experienced at an early age or seeing our parents struggle but a lot of youths these days have taken the motto “hustle till I make am”, “this life I must enjoy”, “if we no make money wetin we gain”.  No one is waiting around anymore for some fairy God mother ( I’m still jealous of Cinderella), We want to make it and we want to make it BIG AND YOUNG.

We put so much pressure on ourselves as youths, society doesn’t even need to. We allow what we see to pressure us. We compare ourselves with people living abroad, with things that we see on the ‘Gram’. Who doesn’t want such a life but what lengths are you willing to go just for some cash. That’s what we need to ask ourselves.

We will be young only once, we shouldn’t been focusing on getting money but instead building skills ( not just Technical but social, trust me) and making connections. Find something you’re passionate about, a good number of the richest people on Earth now are making money doing what they love and even the Young successful people are doing what they love (just check Instagram). Sometimes we just do things because other people are doing it and making money from it but don’t forget all fingers are not equal.

So my holiday mantra: Find what you love and turn it into a million bucks!

Being young is about discovering yourself at your pace.


This article was written by Igbine Anita Mary; connect with her on Instagram here


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