The 20 Most Important Milestones When You’re A Twentysomething

You can cook mac ‘n’ cheese without reading the instructions?! Well, you’re winning at life.

1. Graduating, LIKE A BOSS, and never having to take another test again.

Unless you go to grad school, in which case — sorry, more tests for you!

2. Moving out of your parents’ house for good.

3. Buying a piece of furniture that’s NOT from Ikea!

4. Getting your first grown-up job out in the real world.

5. And then getting promoted to a job where you don’t have to do other people’s bitch work.

6. Figuring out a budget, sticking to it, and really* coming to love budget meals.

*Not really.

7. When you realize how awesome you are and finally end that toxic relationship.

8. And when you find someone equally awesome that you might be able to spend the rest of your life with.

9. That moment when you don’t need to ask your parents for money and it’s just like… OMG FINALLY.

10. When this magical thing happens:

11. When you find a group of friends that feel like a second family.

12. And being smart enough to say good-bye to the friends you don’t need.

13. That moment when you no longer give a shit about how much you weigh, because you’re awesome at any size.

14. When you hear someone younger say a ridiculous thing, and it feels good to not be them.

15. Realizing that even though some of your twenties have totally blown, all of those experiences have made you way stronger.

16. Totally owning your high school reunion.

17. Getting more refined hobbies.

18. Getting blackout drunk and NOT texting your ex! Hooray!

19. Learning how to cook yourself a delicious and nutritious adult meal without burning down the house.

20. Not being afraid to act like a goof, because you’re an adult now and you can do whatever the fuck you want.

Ride that duck with pride, sir!

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