When you are in your early 20s you can still get away with many things but as soon as you hit the big 25 you are officially in the big kids club.
I'm only few months away from turning 26 and I don't even know how I got here, it seems that I turned 21 last year, where did the time go?
Apart from the fact that I have times where im like holy shit im growing old is usually pretty good considering that now I get slightly more respect, cus ya know im old-er.
Being in your mid 20s is truly a roller coaster of emotions,there are so many expectations from society, so many things that you have to achieve but in reality you still feel like 21 year old who tries to act maturely just for the sake of it. Being in your mid 20s 10 years ago was so much different. People used to have kids and get married early buy houses and cars I can't even buy new shoes cus i have a massive student loan to pay back.
But how really is being in your mid20s:
You can go from having a completely mature conversation to push your dirty underwear under the bed cus your mom is coming.
Having a melt down when you remember you are not that far from 30 holy shit(story of my life)
You still call your mom to ask her for your NI number, and UTR number oh and the pin for all the credit/debit cards. Mom knows it all, I don't.
Cringe so hard everytime you log in on facebook or insta and you see another friend getting married or having a child. Sometimes it gets so surreal like little James that I used to like in high school now has a baby, crazy right?!.
Wonder if you have taken the wrong path, maybe starting a family is more important than having a career, and then you think of crying baby and you are like nope not ready for this, im still young.
Having dinner in fancy restaurants just because you can,bring on the wine.
Doing your own taxes nothing in life has prepared me for this. Worst thing of being an adult is probably that.
As you grow older you friend's cycle grows smaller, you realize that you don't need 20 friends in your life anymore
Freaking out because you still don't have your dream job and all your friends are earning more than you.
Not taking any sh*t from anyone,whenever that is a boyfriend or friends.
Understanding the true value of money. When you are a student and live off your student loan you tend to spend so much cus you don't really understand the value of money. However when you work a 12 hour shift then you see that precious paper on a different perspective.
Adulting is damn hard and don't let anyone tell you otherwise, but hey it got it's perks too.
Being in your mid 20s, is the ultimate journey on discovering yourself and coming in terms of who you are. You finally learn to accept yourself and learn to love your imperfections,you are not in a constant battle anymore with who you are like you were in your teens and early 20s. Is the time of your life where you slowly construct your character, build your future, and define the person you are meant to be.
I guess being in your mid 20s is not that bad after all.
What is/was like for you being in your mid 20s?