2. Every day you wrestle with that weird concept of being a young twentysomething vs. being an adult.
5. You start to pull up worse after a night of drinking.
Your 24-year-old body wouldn’t do such a thing to you.
6. And you start to care about mundane things you never really thought about before.
Like household chores. And keeping things clean. And being organised. And using your diary or planner properly.
7. Relationships suddenly seem more scary.
We’re either going to break-up and I’ve wasted my early twenties… or we’re going to get MARRIED?!
8. And your grandparents or parents start asking that inevitable question: “When are you going to have children?”
9. You constantly go back and forth between the battle of going overseas to explore vs. building your career.
11. …but you could work and climb that corporate ladder.
12. You sometimes want to cry when you think of how much of a pest you were growing up and how well your parents dealt with it.
Often this happens when you’re doing your washing. Or cleaning up after your housemates.
13. As well as the fact you’ll never be so young, helpless, and innocent again.
14. Doing your taxes makes you feel like you’re having a nervous breakdown.
15. And as much as you try to stick to a budget, sometimes managing your own money just sucks.
16. Losing touch with some friends is just an inevitable thing that will happen and you’re still learning to deal with that.
17. As well as dealing with the second-hand jealously of the friends who can afford to travel regularly.
18. Life suddenly becomes less about being young and crazy with your housemates and more about keeping the noise down at 10pm because “some of us have jobs”.
19. You have an existential crisis when you no longer get asked for your ID.
No matter how annoying it was before.
20. You used to thrive on people celebrating your birthday, but now you’d be quite happy if a huge party wasn’t held.
Another year older, urgh.
21. Staying out late on a weeknight never used to be a problem, but now you find yourself asking what time things will ~roughly~ end.
Will I be in bed before midnight or not?
22. You start panicking because you finally realise you sound super lame and old.
23. So you go on huge “seize the moment!” rampages.
24. Which promptly ends a week later.
25. And you start saying phrases like “remember five years ago, when we were in college…” and that will always trip you out.
FUCK. College was five years ago?!