20 Horrifying (And Liberating) Things You Realise In Your Mid-Twenties

The Horrifying

1. Having no social life and forgetting how to friend.

2. Being awkward as hell when society dictates that you really should be confident as hell by your age.

3. Not wanting marriage or kids, but being bombarded on Facebook with these life events happening to everyone else.

4. Not being able to eat pizza and chocolate without ballooning immediately.

5. Realising how expensive houses are. And that you don’t really understand how anyone could afford them.

6. Everyone that is any younger than 25 is about 12 years old. Everyone.

7. You still miss Turkey Twizzlers, and the pain runs deep.

8. Special treats on Friday become daily treats, which then becomes a diet. Rinse and repeat.

9. The crippling realisation that you really should have learnt how to drive at 17. Public transport is the *worst*.

10. You’re no longer in your “early 20’s”. Stop lying.

11. Having nice things becomes more important. But so does trying to save your money. Forever dilemma.

12. The cost of holidays increases at the same rate of the need for holidays.

The Liberating

13. You no longer sit on the fence with your opinions. You’ll either feel a fire in your belly, or a strong and undeniable sense of “I’d rather be binge-watching Netflix than discussing this”.

14. Playing the games you played when you were younger (hell yeah Theme Hospital) is oddly therapeutic.

15. Having your own space from time to time. It’s a good feeling to be able to have some time alone with your thoughts. But not too long, that’s dangerous.

16. That realisation that you don’t actually need to have your whole life together right now. Just try your best to wear matching socks, yeah?

17.  Making some headway towards what you want from life, but equally knowing you can always change your mind.

18. It’s officially OK to like early nights again. They’re not just for babies and the elderly. Sleep is good for the soul.

19. Being the sober one on a night out means your the one who is going to have a hella productive day tomorrow.

20. It’s OK to not know the answers to everything. There’s plenty of time to learn.

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  1. Cat Fyson

    Haha, not sure if I should be glad that all of this still applies in your 30's! But you're totally right about learning and progressing as we age, I'm all for it! x

  2. Katie

    Oh my gosh, this list is hilariously spot on! I swear you're reading my mind. And so much YES to Theme Hospital. My sister and I used to spend hours playing that game, it's amazing. Until the puking and other bodily fluid epidemics start all over the damn floor, ha.

  3. Isabel

    I'm 25 and found myself nodding throughout this post. I have a cousin who is 21 and she drives places and is at uni and drinks and I'm like- stop it! Where is your mummy young lady?

    I make a point never to wear matching socks though. It's somewhat of a talking point with people when the rest of the conversation has dried up. Or maybe I associate with really odd people?

  4. Shell Senseless

    I love this post, was nodding my head furiously in agreement whilst reading! I especially agree with no.6! I also think the older you get the more comfortable you feel about just being yourself and not having to try and impress people which is great 🙂

  5. Cat Fyson

    Teheh, glad you enjoyed it! Number 6 is *so so* true I know…and yes definitely agree, I definitely feel less pressure to behave a certain way! x

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