I always thought that turning 25 would be fun, that I would have everything tied up in a neat little bow. HAHA well that never happened.
I have scoured the internet looking for tips and things to achieve by the age of 25, (or at least things I should apparently know.) I have a few months left before the big day arrives and I become a quarter of a century old. I am intrigued to see if they will bring me ‘enlightenment’ or if I will still feel as depressed as when Rachel turned 30 in friends.
You should know that your parents are cooler now than they were ten years ago.
Back when you’re growing up, you probably used to fight and argue with your parents as much as I did. The relationship we form with our mum and dad in our early twenties is different now. Respect that they are getting older and cherish every moment you’ve got with them while they’re still here because they won’t be around forever.
You should know that staying in is as fun as staying out. (This one I can definitely relate to, I am very partial to Netflix)
Gone were the days where we dream of going out every weekend, get high and wasted and probably winding up in an unknown place the next morning. Turning 25 means that you’ve had your time for that sort of fun and it’s now time to unwind and chill out with a glass of wine without having someone thinking you’re uncool.
You should know the importance of saying no. (Can I say NO to turning 25?)
You don’t have to say yes to everything and turning 25 means you’ve got that figured out. If you’re tired on a Friday night after a long week at work and all you want to do is just curl up in bed with a good book, say no to Friday night drinks. Life can be more fulfilling if you do things for yourself instead of what people expect you to and you’re old enough to know that.
You should know that it’s okay to be selfish. (Haha tell that to my boss!)
To a certain extent, especially if it’s your happiness that’s in the equation. You should be doing things today that make you happy and contented rather than sad and annoyed. Give peer pressure a tosser and start doing something good for yourself.
You should know that money can be a serious issue if not handled properly. (This can be true but nothing beats my Vivienne Westwood handbag!)
Money is one of those thing that was not taught in school, and the only way to learn how to handle it is through experience. Turning 25 means we know how to deal with it, perhaps better than we ever did in our early twenties, and that’s a thing to celebrate.
You should know the meaning of responsible drinking, not just for yourself, but also for others. (I think I am still working on this one! Hangovers are now cured by knowing my mum won’t moan at me to get out of bed!)
Turning 25 means you know your limits and you’re wise enough to stay at it. Gone are the days where you drink as though it’s the last night of your life. You should understand too that drinking responsibly does not only affect you, but the people around you, something you probably didn’t know at 21.
You should know that it’s okay to be single too.
Stop crying your heart out if you’re 25 and still single. You’re still awesome. Think about it, you get to meet people. You get to go out there and experience life without needing to consult anyone. And you get a whole big bed to yourself. It’s important to get to know yourself before someone steps in. That’s an experience in itself, so get out there—the whole world is waiting for you.
IF YOU CAN’T LOVE YOURSELF HOW THE HELL ARE YOU GUNNA LOVE SOMEBODY ELSE. CAN I GET AN AMEN!
AND THEN …………………..
LOVE LOVE LOVE
You should know that it’s okay to want a relationship but know that it takes work.
Does watching your best friend get married make you feel left out? It’s human to want someone to love and to accept us the way we want them to. But turning 25 means we know that having a relationship is more than just a feeling. It takes work—lots of it, and you know that love won’t just come knocking at your door when you’re staying in on a Sunday. You have to get out there and look for it.
You should know that heartbreaks are painful, and what to do about them.
It doesn’t have to be about a relationship or that day you broke up with your ex and it took you 365 days to get over it. It could be a loss of friendship or someone dear to you. It could be losing lots of money or having the insurance company deny your claim. Whatever it is, we should have all experience heartbreaks in one way or another—and it is painful. The good thing is, turning 25 means we’ve gathered enough experience to learn from those painful moments. Should anything like that happen again in the future, we know what to do, even if it means lying in bed all day just to get over it.
You should know that life is too short to worry all the time.
Turning 25 can be quite a scary thing for some of you. You sit there, a few weeks before your birthday, thinking, “Where have all the years gone?” Let me just say that it has gone by and whether we like it or not, we can’t turn back time. So stop worrying, start loving and appreciating future moments because life is too short for unnecessary things like this.
I think thats enough for me to be trying to get my own head round. I need to focus on the final one before any of the other things can start to happen (or repeat themselves.)
Focus for the weekend, have fun, relax and make sure I am on top of everything so I can kick ass at work!