28 Reasons 28 Is The Best Year Of Your Life
Let me hear you say heyyy 28!
You will reach a point where you start thinking of your work not as a job, but as a career.
Your apartment will become more than just a place you sleep.
You will move and love where you live, even if it's not in the immediate vicinity of your friends.
You will upgrade from the cheap, breakable dorm room Ikea furniture of your early twenties to things that actually fit your style aesthetically.
You will outgrow friends you made in your early twenties, and it will actually be a relief.
Far removed from 21, you will not just down liquor because it's there because you want to be able to function tomorrow.
No longer eager to make new friends during and after college, FOMO doesn't exist to you.
And because you don't feel the need to go out ALL the damn time, when you do turn up, it's more fun.
Though you will also feel perfectly fine with turning up solo with a glass of wine or a cocktail after work.
You've seen expenses pile up in your twenties and know adulthood will bring even more, so you start to *gasp* actually save money.
You will become more assured of yourself at work, prompting no fear in asking to be adequately paid for your talents.
You will get to experience the pride of taking your parents out to dinner.
Some of your friends will get married and you will be grateful to take part in one of the happiest days of their lives.
Some of your friends having kids will get your biological clock ticking.
But you also know that you still have time to have kids, you're still in your twenties, after all.
Conversely, some people you know will already be divorced and it's evidence that you don't need to rush into anything too quickly. You can take your time, you're still in your twenties.
You will stop trying to fix people.
Having had six years of post-college dating, you will be more selective.
You will start to weed through online dating profiles more seriously to find a long-lasting match for your thirties.
Your health will become more important to you.
You will be better at what you eat and have now reached a point where you spend the money on better menu items.
Things your parents used to take care of, like your health insurance and filing your taxes, will become second nature to you.
You've fumbled through good and great sexual partners in your early twenties, so you will be more confident in your sexuality.
You will have a renewed excitement in your life because you'll cram in new, exciting adventures before you turn 30.
You will no longer see your friends EVERY day, but that's what group vacations are for now.
You will start considering your future more, whether that involves yourself or someone you're with.
Because your life isn't over after 28, but it's THE year that sets you up for the adult that you're about to become. And that's pretty damn great.
But the best thing of all, is you still have two more years until you're 30!
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