1. Complain that you’re getting old-time .
Say it with me now: 25 IS NOT OLD. And in all honest, neither is 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, or anything this back of half a century. You’re merely ever as old-time as “youre feeling”; and even though you might experience more than somewhat pressured to complain with your other twenty-something acquaintances about the fact that you’re like,” now a total grandma ,” delight only remember that you’re actually not. Yet. Old. At all.
2. Go full grandma status .
In that vein, there is no evidence to abruptly become a hermit only because you’ve officially stumble your mid-twenties.
If you’re all about the introspective thing and haven’t actually experienced a darknes out since college( and didn’t really even then ), that’s another story. But even if that is the case, there’s nothing wrong with going out of your convenience zone sometimes.
Like, for happy hour with my best friend you’ve just made in that brand-new vicinity you only moved to. C’mon, live a little!
3. Feel guilty for extending full grandma status .
On the other hand, there’s so much to be said for those Netflix and chill darkness only you, a glass( or two, or three) of wine-colored, and your couch, baby.
4. Get involved or married .
Nope. Forget about all that bizarre societal pressure that is piled on via Facebook and other forms of social media. You don’t have to get involved or married now, or ever, if you don’t want to. You don’t even have to hop-skip into a serious rapport until you’re ready for one. Aren’t modern gender norms only fantastic that route?
5. Start trying to have a baby.
Oh, and not to mention the fact that everyone you know and their momma( no pun planned) is starting to dad’ em out like saving for your kid’s college tuition won’t actually is a significant setback in the financial scheme of things.
And for the record, I have absolutely nothing against newborns. I happen to think little human being are the cutest acts short of Hello Kitty stuffed swine and puppies. I only don’t want to even think about creating a life myself until I’ve got mine more than a little figured out and I happen to believe that most of the people my age who are starting to have newborns experience the same way.
So only do yourself a advantage and recognise you don’t have to start freaking out about fertility medication privilege at this very instant. Trust me.
6. Live on your own.
There’s no shame in the roommate game.
7. Drop everything to travel “the worlds” .
Just like traveling alone, taking off in your early twenties to walk the globe is not for everyone. Though I’d never advise against traveling for the excite of it( and to event new people, homes, and events ), because the wanderlust battle is oh so real I am also a fan of worked very hard to get what you require … and not so much a fan of lowering everything without at least some theme of how you’ll pick it back up after the excite of circulate has slightly tattered off.
8. Have already ascertained the career of your dreams .
And if you do still experience totally unsure about how the rest of your #careergoals will play out, that’s okay too.
9. Still experience totally unsure what the hell are you wishes to do with your life .
Just like it’s okay to feel a little lost in your mid-twenties, it’s also okay to.( Pro gratuity: Do what you adore, and everything else will ultimately start to fall into target .)
11. Eat your veggies all the time.
Similarly, while fruits and veggies and a balanced diet are all well and good, you’re young adults. And sometimes that makes Funfetti cake and cheap champagne are what’s for dinner, because you’re in a Marie Antoinette mood and guess what? You can afford to be decadent like that your organization will bounce back.
11. Enroll yourself in a strict nutrition and fitness intention .
Similarly, even though I’m a huge proponent of clean eating and working out, sometimes “youre going to” indulge in a cupcake. Or cookie. Or eclair( because I can never fight French tarts ). Whatever tickles your fancy.
12. Cut alcohol entirely out of your nutrition for” health rationales .”
SOS. Need wine.
13. Be Instagram famous.
You too don’t need to start a blog, whether it’s fitness or foodie or fashion-related. It’s not for everyone.
14. Cut yourself off from social media .
You certainly don’t have to get 100+ likes on a draw or have more than 500 Facebook acquaintances, but it’s not a bad thing just wanted to record the most important thing that happen in your life. Or, you know, only everyday works. Because who doesn’t want to see photographs of you and your fantastic acquaintances at brunch?
15. Stay in touch with all your college acquaintances .
You’re probably better off without that sorority sister who has always been more of a frenemy than an actual friend.
16. Nail down a strict budget .
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this splashed all over the Internet, but there is NO unspoken life rule that says you have to cut down on your caffeine intake to save money. Do it for health rationales, sure, if you feel the necessity; but don’t do it to “save money”! Talk about inhumane.
On a similar mention, it’s a good idea to get your investments in order( re: actually start a savings account) by the time you stumble 25, but I am here to tell you that there will never be a need for you to stop buying coffee. Ever.
17. Nix all your bad attires .
While loving yourself and being organization positive are both acts I’m fully on board with, they’re too part of a process, one that takes some people their entire lives to wrap their pates around. If you’re not fully and totally confident in yourself, your organization, and their capabilities hitherto, don’t let yourself lose vulnerable self-esteem items over the twenty-something struggle.
Note to self:” Be soothing, you’re still blooming .”
18. Regret the” one who got away .”
If they walked out of your life, they were meant to.
19. Listen to someone else’s admonition about making a major life decision .
Whether it’s that of your mothers, close friends, or a significant other’s, eventually, your life decisions are your own to make as you see fit. If you want to go to grad school, do it but don’t feel pressured to because your mothers think you should. If you want to get married before 25, don’t let me tell you otherwise.
Just don’t base your life decisions around a need for societal validation, because that’s just wrong.
20. Your own taxes .
That’s what an accountant is for or, you know, your papa. Or S.O. Whoever, only not you.
21. Stop waking up hungover on Sundays .
This will never be necessary in your twenties, though I can’t say it isn’t is oh so freshening on the strange weekend when it does happen.
Also, you will probably never stop dreading Monday mornings, even if you spent all day Sunday laying in couch watching Netflix. True story.
22. Get up at the crack of dawn setting out .
Because people who wake up at 5AMto get up and exercising are clearly inhuman. And without coffee ?! Ugh, morning people.
That is not to say I don’t honour you for whatever it is you do, because I do. Suspect … Doing real life acts. In “the worlds”. Before 7 AM.* chill*
23. Suddenly become a DIY aficionado .
If you’re not a naturally deceitful person, I hate to break it to ya, but no quantity of Pinterest scrolling is going to clear you abruptly transform into one.
24. Become a pro at fixing everyday household pieces .
Leaky sink? Flat tire? As awesome as it would be to be able to fix these acts on our own, the truth is why you hire beings to fasten answered acts for a reasonablenes. Namely, so you won’t bolt acts up further in your quest to become an independent and by all means helpful maiden. And that is all I have to say about that.
Just like you don’t have to be a pro at fixing all the things, you too don’t need to know how to concoct all the things either. Hurling a last minute get-together? Order some form of takeout, then only add wine to the mingle and I predict, everything will be fine.( Mainly because wine-colored is the answer to any and all issues in life. Whatever the question, wine-colored shall respond .)
25. Have the next 5 or 10 years of your life all planned out .
By all means, write off your occupation and life designs. You should feel good about it, because at the end of the day, life is so much better when “youve had” lofty objectives and plans to look forward to and work towards. Just try not to feel excessively forestalled when acts proceed according to intention because it’s bound to happen.