noobish hat wrote:I often hear about youth being wasted on the young, but outside of teenagers who never leave their bedrooms, I'm not sure what it means. I assume there is more to it than that. At 25, I'd like to think that I can still be considered young. Do any of the older members here have any advice they wish they'd been given at a younger age? Anything you'd encourage us to do while we still have working knees etc?
I'm 35 now and fitness is one thing I wish I did more of, especially now that I have numerous damaged discs in my back. I went to the gym loads up until I was 21 and was fit as a fiddle, but stopped going once I got serious with my girlfriend (now wife). Whilst I have always been naturally fit and active I wish I had kept up the extra work to keep my back strong. I suppose I wasnt to know that I had a weak back though, but still, it it may have prevented all the trouble I get now. So if you have a physical job, dont take it for granted if you find it easy, I did and now im jobless as a result. I have had to throw away a 15 year career.
If you do have a job in the 'trades' I would consider retraining tbh. You do start to feel it a bit once you are in to your thirties, its a mugs game if you ask me. I wanted to become a train driver but its nearly impossible to get into, and I havent got the time to try with the constant pressure of the mortage etc etc. Im currently thinking about training to be a financial advisor.
Also, I dont know if you have kids or not yet. But if you havent, make sure you get all the fun things you want to do etc out of your system before you do. Your whole life changes (for the better of course) when the nippers arrive. You wont have time for 'fun' anymore