I'm starting full-time work this summer in a non-technical tech job, working ~40 hrs/week. With the flexibility in not having insane hours, I'm really looking forward to hustling outside of work on fun side projects, and other ways to personally develop. Possible roadmap items include joining more prestigious tech company in ~1-2 years, moving abroad to work related role in American company in ~1-2 years, attempting to break into consulting as industry hire (I know, it's challenging) after ~1-2 years, eventually joining top MBA program within 5 years, and unknown what happens after.
Guess what I'm asking is: what life-changing habits, lifestyle decisions, priorities did you have in your early 20s that you recommend? I.e. weekend habits, approach to dating/socializing, thoughts on how to (or how not to) navigate office politics, ways to hack together side projects/pitch decks to see what sticks, ways to personally develop, etc.
Here's to 2020 being a big year for all of us and our personal paths towards self-development!