10 things every 20 something woman needs to have

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Now that I’m in my late 20s and soon approaching 30 (why God, why?), it’s time to share some wisdom. As a 20 something blogger, this is my list of things every 20 something woman needs to have (or know). Whether you’re in a relationship, unattached or “it’s complicated,” check your purse, closet, car and house for these must-haves items, ladies! Your 20s are about growing up and becoming independent, and here are things every 20-something woman needs to have in order to get there.

#1 – Enough money to take care of her needs without anyone’s help

Not only does this mean paying your own bills, but I personally think every girl needs to have enough cash stashed away for emergencies. Don’t keep relying on your parents, boyfriend or some other dude for cash.

#2 – A set of jumper cables in her car

Even if you don’t know how to use them (I certainly don’t know how to use mine), you should always keep a set of jumper cables in your car for that random day your battery dies.

#3 – A GPS or Google Maps on her phone

You don’t want to get lost in the middle of nowhere with no means of finding your way back on the right path.

#4 – Black lace lingerie

If you’re currently attached, this will come in handy. If you’re unattached, save this for a special someone. If it’s complicated, well you can always put this on from time-to-time to remind yourself of what he’s missing.

#5 – The experience of living alone for at least a year

This means no parents, roommates or boyfriends. Living by yourself is a great way to learn some independence. Every girl needs to know what it’s like to live alone, eat alone and sleep alone… in her own place.

#6 – A good bottle of wine and set of wine glasses

You never know when you’ll be called on to host a small gathering. Entertaining a few friends is fun and simple when you have a good bottle of wine handy. This is also useful if you have a date that ends really well.

#7 – A set of tools in her house

Again, even if you don’t know how to use them, keep a set of tools around for a time when handy work is needed.

#8 – A killer outfit she can throw together in 5 minutes

For those moments when you’re asked to “meet me for drinks in 10 minutes” or “come outside because the cab is waiting,” you need a quick bombshell outfit that’ll drop any jaw.

#9 – The wisdom to know when to walk away from a toxic situation

Not everything will work out in your favour, and not everyone will bring value to your life. As a woman, you’ll need to understand when it’s okay to push harder and when you have to walk away.

#10 – The courage to leave a bad job, end a bad friendship and break-up with a bad boyfriend

At one point or another, you will have to do all 3 of these. Surround yourself with good friends who’ve been through these situations already and can offer sound advice, support and a cocktail when you need it.



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  1. love this! great post 🙂

    1. Thanks Deb for stopping by! 🙂

    • Ed on November 18, 2014 at 9:52 am
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    Being a guy, I don’t know about the other things, but number seven I do. All a girl ( of any age) needs for tools is WD40, and a roll of gray tape. If it should move and doesn’t, use WD40. If it does move and shouldn’t, use gray tape.

    1. Still love getting feedback from a guy even on girl topics. Thanks for commenting! Yup agreed on the tools 🙂

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