We all face adversity over the course of our personal journey and many events in our lives are beyond our control. The only thing you are in control of is your perspective when faced with these challenges. You have the power to choose whether you'll live on your knees or stand up and face your reality with courage and resilience. Every challenge serves to strengthen your confidence and will, and facing adversity heads on is what builds character. 

If you find yourself in the center of the unique chaos that is being in your 20s—on the cusp on being an adult but not quite feeling ready for all that entails—here are a few things to keep in mind as your soldier on toward—gasp!—30.