If you didn’t know, I’m twenty-five years old…soon to become twenty-six. I think that when you become twenty-five, there are some things that you expect to happen. You always hear that your frontal lobe is fully developed (which is true), so now maybe that means you’re also done growing and you have matured to the fullest and know all of the things (which is untrue).
Turning twenty-five, I’ve learned a few things, and unfortunately still haven’t learned other things. For day three out of five of 5 Days of Deandra, I decided to share a few things every twenty-five year old should know. These are based off of my own experiences and are my own personal thoughts, so please know they don’t pertain to everyone. However, I think it would be fun to share!
- You won’t have it all suddenly figured out. As nice as it would be to think that turning twenty-five will suddenly provide you with new forms of information on how to adult…it doesn’t. If you stepped into adulthood winging it, be prepared to continue to do the same. I hate to burst your bubble, but at least you can have the comfort in knowing that you’re absolutely not alone!
- All the boring adult stuff you thought you’d never get into will become your faves. I never thought that I would become obsessed with decor, mugs, and candles…but here I am. I absolutely love all of those things! Younger me would’ve never guessed that adult me would stop and become amazed by a mirror, yet, I have been. If you think this won’t happen to you, beware of the things adults can easily become interested in.
- Suddenly you will want more coffee and wine. I’ve always been a coffee drinker, but I didn’t drink it every single day. Now, it’s a staple in my mornings. I almost feel out of whack when I don’t have my coffee in the mornings. I don’t have wine every day, but I see myself thinking that wine would be nice with certain meals and love to keep a bottle stocked.
- You don’t have to stay at the job you hate. Something I personally learned is that you don’t have to continue to stay at a place that’s detrimental to your mental health. I know it seems crazy to hear, and you need to have a plan, but you don’t have to stay. Yes, it’s important to make sure you’re able to take care of yourself, which is why you need to make a plan first. You may have to stay there until you have your plan figured out, but you don’t have to remain there as long as you feel you do. It’s important to take care of yourself mentally just like anything else.
- It’s important that you take that leap. Right now is the time to take the leap and do whatever is it you’re scared to do. Your twenties are all about trial and error. If you don’t take the leap now, you’ll never know what you’re capable of. Doing it now could lead to a prosperous future that you’d never imagine in your 30’s. It’s scary, but looking back and wondering what you’ve accomplished is even scarier.
- Going out every weekend is not the move. What I mean by this is that you might enjoy being home a lot more than you do going out, if you don’t already. Also, that going out every single weekend might end up becoming placed on the back burner once you start taking on more responsibilities and realizing some things must be prioritized and placed first before going out.
- Sleeping is crucial. You are not in your teens anymore, and your body will be sure to let you know of that. I can confirm as someone who still doesn’t listen to her body and suffers for it…EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Sleeping will become crucial more than ever to function during the day, but you’ll discover that it could become hard to do so when I get to the next point.
- The hours in the day become shorter. This is especially one of those things that are personal to me and my experience. Clearly, they don’t actually become shorter per se, but it definitely feels like it. I still wonder how we all have twenty-four hours in a day because it feels like I only have twelve. That’s mostly due to my poor scheduling and my inability to stick to my schedule. Develop a decent schedule routine that you’re going to stick to, and this one might not become a worry too much.
- You’ll find yourself wanting to keep up with the news. This one is probably more of a shock to me than anything else. I’ve never been someone who liked to watch the news…I’m still not if I’m being honest. However, there’s so much going on, and with apps like Twitter providing little quick bits of news, it makes it easier to get caught up without getting too bored or feeling overwhelmed. I will also add in that, although it’s important to keep up with what’s going on, make sure that’s not all you’re looking at. Looking at too much of the news can end up harming you rather than helping, especially if it’s mostly bad news that’s being put out.
- It’s a must you stretch those limbs. It may seem like a joke now, but it’s not a joke at all. I’m learning as we speak that stretching is indeed crucial. I have friends whose knees and backs are suffering today, so imagine in five to ten years if you don’t begin stretching now!? You’re not just getting older, but your body is too.
So, there you have it! Again, these are based on my own personal experiences, so some of these won’t apply to you or maybe you’ve already adopted these things early. Getting older is never easy (which is why I personally don’t like it), but if you have tips that you learn ahead of time, it helps make things go a tad bit better.
What’s something you’ve learned that you would pass on to someone who’s turning twenty-five? If you’re turning twenty-five, is there anything on this list that you didn’t expect to see?