25 Things That Happen When You’re 25

Quarter-life crisis? No way, you’re doing awesome! Well, you’re getting there.

1. For the first time you start feeling like an empowered adult.

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Well, you are beginning to almost - kind of feel like an adult… some days.

2. You cringe whenever you think about your 19-year-old self.


3. All the things that used to upset you, now you’re just like…

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4. You stop trying to win everyone’s approval.

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5. You learn what you actually enjoy…


6. You stop pretending to enjoy things you actually hate.

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7. Your personal style is no longer about proving anything and is now about being yourself.

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8. You finally figure out the capabilities and limitations of your hair.

9. You stop caring about how you look when you workout.

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10. Your metabolism finally catches up with you…

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11. …so you start trying to cook for yourself.

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12. In general you start letting go of all the hangups you used to have about your body.

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13. You’ve started to develop some good habits.

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14. Coffee… Just coffee.

It becomes a serious love affair.

15. You stop drinking just to get drunk…

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16. …which is good because hangovers are sooo much worse now.

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17. You’re starting to kind of understand personal finance.

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18. You start thinking that kids are kind of cute.

19. Your fears of commitment begin to fall away.

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20. You’ve finally started getting the hang of dating.

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21. You stop being jealous when good things happen to your friends…

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22. …because your friends start feeling more like family.

23. Meanwhile the members of your family have begun to feel more like your friends.

24. You accept that you’re a work in progress.

25. You realize that you’re doing alright and that you still have your whole life ahead of you.

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Yeah, being 25 is pretty great!

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