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24 Things You'll Only Understand If You're 24

You can stop looking for the adult because you are the adult.

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1. You furiously deny being in your "mid twenties" and prefer the term "late-early twenties".

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2. It freaks you out that you are a proper, real adult now.

You can't even pretend to be a new adult at 24.
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You can't even pretend to be a new adult at 24.

3. But you still have absolutely no idea what you're doing.

4. You're the tech support for your whole family.

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5. But there are some things that the "kids" are doing these days that you just don't understand.

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6. You find it easier to make conversation with a 40 year old than an 18 year old.

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7. You can't get away with having pizza for breakfast lunch and dinner anymore.

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8. And what's even stranger is that you don't even want to.

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Sometimes you actually fancy eating healthy.

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9. You start to actually forget the names of people you went to school with.

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People you saw everyday for seven years and now you just can't remember if they were a Natalie or a Natasha.

10. It has reached the tipping point where more of your friends are in a relationship than single.

Everyone is suddenly a "we".
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Everyone is suddenly a "we".

11. You don't go on spontaneous nights out anymore.

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Clubbing just seems like a lot of effort.

12. Instead you spend your weekend going to civilised birthday parties in reserved areas of nice bars.

And it's wonderful.
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And it's wonderful.

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13. You know how your parents felt when everyone was wearing '80s neon stuff in 2008.

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14. Some of your friends are having real planned babies that aren't dogs.

15. All the hottest new celebs are significantly younger than you.

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16. And if you got magically discovered on some talent show you wouldn't be impressively young.

And unless you get your shit together pronto you'd be in "over 25" category.
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And unless you get your shit together pronto you'd be in "over 25" category.

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17. You really thought you'd have a proper career by now.

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Not like a job, like a plan.

18. In fact when you were 13 you were pretty sure you'd own a house, be married, and have a seven year old child by this point.

If you've managed all this please write a self help book.
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If you've managed all this please write a self help book.

19. And it terrifies you to think about what your parents were doing at your age.

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20. You're now closer to your 30th birthday than your 18th.

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21. Some of the time you really love being an adult, and feel very ~mature~.

You can stay in whenever you like, and if you wanted to you could have cake for breakfast.
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You can stay in whenever you like, and if you wanted to you could have cake for breakfast.

22. But most of the time it all feels a bit much.

23. You know you can still achieve so much in those six little years until you're 30.

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24. And you've still got tonnes of life ahead of you.

But still less life than you've ever had before... Yay.
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But still less life than you've ever had before... Yay.