I, too, was 20, like you. I enjoyed sports, skiing, acting. I studied and I worked. I had desires and worries. In those years, now so long ago, when my native Land was wounded by war and then by the totalitarian regime, I sought the meaning to give to my life. I found it in following the Lord Jesus.
Dear young woman, dear young man, youth is the period in which you wonder what to do with your life, how to contribute to making the world a little better, how to encourage justice and build peace. Do not tire of training yourselves in the difficult discipline of listening. Listen to the voice of the Lord who is speaking to you through the events of daily life, through the joys and sufferings that go with it, the people who are close to you, the voice of your conscience thirsting for truth, happiness, goodness and beauty.
If you are able to open your hearts and minds with generosity, you will discover “your vocation”, in other words, the plan that God in his love has devised for you from eternity.
–Pope John Paul II in June, 2004. Taken from the web page for the Catholic chaplaincy at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland: http://www.caleyfaith.org