Friday, 26 August 2016

What is it like being in your mid20s



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?



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Anna



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33 comments:

  1. Oh dear enjoy your mid20s :) This year I turned 30 and while I'm still not feeling like I always thought I would when I grew up that birthday gave me some panic attacks :D But like you said, the best thing with getting older is that you get to know yourself better and better and you learn to calm down :)

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  2. oh! I feel ya girl! I am on my mid 20's too and the pressure of getting settled and achieving your goals before you hit 30 is way too high for me. But I like how we get subtle and not bother about few things.

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  3. I'm in my late 20s (29 next month!) and honestly enjoy your mid 20s while you can! :P So many of my friends are married or have kids, and I still don't feel quite ready for all that! Best thing about getting older is learning who you are as a person and not comparing yourself to everyone else

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  4. I'm in my early twenties and it boggles my mind how time flies..

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  5. Lol I was just having a conversation about how most rock stars get their breaks when they are in early 20s. And they may act immature but some write great lyrics 🎶

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  6. I can't really recall that time any more :D Time is flying so fast. Try to enjoy every moment!

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  7. wow how much time changed!! now i feel young coz i'm not even 20!! u should enjoy your time and don't think about your age

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  8. Oh to be in my twenties again! I'm 35 and feel so old but this is a great post.

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  9. I am only 18, but I can totally understand how you feel. Ever since I started going to high school it's like I don't even know how many years I have. I mean once I went to buy cigarettes for my mom, (you have to be 18 in my country for that) and the lady asked me how old I am, I was thinking like G, how old am I? I literally said 14. Unbelievable!

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  10. Enjoy your mid-20's. I'm in my late 20's and never knew how my mid-20's flew like air!

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  11. Enjoy your 20s girl! So much happened to me in that era and I changed a few times in that period :))

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  12. It's never easy to be in your 20s. I agree, people have a lot of expectations from you and it's too much pressure if you do not meet all of them. I learned that you should live for you and that you should never give in to pressure, you'll just end hurting yourself.

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  13. Finding yourself is not always easy, especially if you've just graduated, you're looking for a job and you don't have a grasp at life yet. But that's what being in your 20s is all about. Discovering who you are and what you want in life.

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  14. As someone who is 29, I will say that my 20's have seemed to go by super fast. It seems like yesterday I was 23. My 20's have been all sorts of ups and downs. I do not have kids and am not married, but am so very happy with where I am. I'm always seeking adventure.

    Nina
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  15. Haha you're right... Right after you turn 25, the years just zoom by! Although I had a lot of emotional issues in my 20s, I still loved that time and wish I could go back and do it all over again!

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  16. Mid 20s are the hardest... You are a grown up but you ì're still not a complete adult... still need experiences and still trying to understand what you want in life.

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  17. You wait til you get to 40, life just zooms by then. I enjoyed my 20's but my 30s were the best so far ;)

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  18. Oh my goodness this takes me back. I loved this age at the time but now realise what a massive state of flux I was in! I think things get a lot easier in your later 20s..

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  19. I honestly don't remember being in my mid 20s! i sort of do in that hazy kind of way. I was working full-time had a shared flat with close friends and that's about it! ;)

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  20. I am 32 now and I keep forgetting and still think I am in my mid 20s. I remember feeling more bothered when I turned 25 then when I turned 30, I think having kids and settling down has made me feel like a grown up. I do still ask for help off my dad a lot though x

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  21. My 20's fled by! Probably all of the alcohol! Hehe. Now I'm 36 and would definitely say the 30's are way more awesome! Especially now I have the little ones :) x

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  22. I'm in my mid 20's although I am married and have my son I've not really done anything career wise and I definetly feel pressure in that sense.

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  23. Crikey my 20s seem like such a long time ago now but I agree it is an emotional rollercoaster. I had my first child when I was 25 which completely changed my life, but I don't regret it looking back. I think the best thing is not to worry too much and just enjoy it

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  24. I went to Uni and then got a job not long after and by 24 I was married x

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  25. I just turned 20 a couple of months ago! Doesn't feel very different - haha. I have so many goals that I want to achieve before I turn 30, but then again, I won't blame myself if I don't achieve all of them. We have to take life one step at a time, just like you said :) Awesome post, keep it up!

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  26. I'm in my mid 30's now... I remember my 20's the early 20's were pretty fun, then as you hit the mid 20's you become more of an adult, married with kids, career, etc... less play more responsibility... oh man!

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  27. I'm also 25 and I feel the same as you... specially the family thing, sometimes I don't know if it's me or it's the life style that is changing and we get married and so on later every time. I guess every one is different on that :) x

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  28. Being in your mid 20s is odd, you are meant to be grown up but you really aren't feeling it x

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  29. I have to admit I much prefered being in my 30's as I finally felt settled within myself

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  30. It doesn't much how old you are, you always feel pressure from the society. I have to admit I feel much happier in my early 30s, I know what I want from life and I feel much more confident about myself.

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  31. In a lot of ways, I don't think life got serious until I was in my mid-20s. I bought my own flat, started my own business (as well as having two 'proper' jobs) and really grew up. I also seemed to have boundless energy! Oh, how I wish I had that energy now that I'm older and have kids, just so I can keep up with them!

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  32. I remember these days well. I just can not get over how quickly time goes. I now have I child in his 20's and one approaching 20 soon. Enjoy you 20's they are so much fun :)

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  33. I can't really recall that time any more :D Time is flying so fast. Try to enjoy every moment!

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