So this week, I turn 26.
It’s funny, if you’ve read my recent post about surviving my quarter-life crisis, then you’ll already know that I feel like I’ve learned more aged 25 than I have in the entire quarter of a century that of my existence.
So I thought I’d celebrate with a little reflection and share some not so informative wisdom that I’ve picked up over the last 12 months.
Here are 25 things that I learned at 25:
- Celebrating your birthday in a jam-packed club on Saturday night absolutely loses its appeal.
- Wine and pizza nights with your friends have a much bigger appeal than spending £40 on a couple of cocktails.
- Despite what people may tell you, your hangovers don’t get better with age, nor will they ever probably improve.
- Take care of your skin properly and invest in a good moisturiser – you’ll future self will thank you.
- This is the last year you can tick the 16 – 25 box in surveys – enjoy that while you can!
- Stop worrying every time someone takes a while to respond to a text message, they don’t hate you, they’re probably just busy.
- Trust is a big thing. Don’t open yourself up too quickly, but don’t remain closed for too long.
- Equally, don’t sit there and bottle things up, let them out.
- Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you.
- No matter what your head tells you, you’re good at your job.
- Being self-employed is one massive ball of stress, but it means you can take last-minute holidays.
- But for goodness sake, keep on top of your taxes.
- The reason why you’re constantly broke is because you’re spending all your money on really good coffee.
- If people at bars and cafes know your name and order, that might not always be a good thing.
- Being single at 25 really isn’t as bad as you think. In fact, you should treasure it.
- Face your fears, there’s no time like the present.
- Rollercoasters aren’t as bad as you think, but scare mazes can get in the bin.
- Olives have been and always will be disgusting.
- Macaroni and cheese is one of the very best comfort foods.
- Don’t be afraid to say no to people, they won’t disown you if you do.
- Have lunch with your Nan and call her often.
- Living by yourself is both a blessing and a curse.
- Having your heart broken may be awful, but it shines a light on the people who truly care for you.
- Road trips with epic playlists are good for the soul.
- Take holidays with your best friends, it’s the most fun you’ll ever have