25 Things I Learned at 25

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:

  1. Celebrating your birthday in a jam-packed club on Saturday night absolutely loses its appeal.
  2. Wine and pizza nights with your friends have a much bigger appeal than spending £40 on a couple of cocktails.
  3. Despite what people may tell you, your hangovers don’t get better with age, nor will they ever probably improve.
  4. Take care of your skin properly and invest in a good moisturiser – you’ll future self will thank you.
  5. This is the last year you can tick the 16 – 25 box in surveys – enjoy that while you can!
  6. Stop worrying every time someone takes a while to respond to a text message, they don’t hate you, they’re probably just busy.
  7. Trust is a big thing. Don’t open yourself up too quickly, but don’t remain closed for too long.
  8. Equally, don’t sit there and bottle things up, let them out.
  9. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you.
  10. No matter what your head tells you, you’re good at your job.
  11. Being self-employed is one massive ball of stress, but it means you can take last-minute holidays.
  12. But for goodness sake, keep on top of your taxes.
  13. The reason why you’re constantly broke is because you’re spending all your money on really good coffee.
  14. If people at bars and cafes know your name and order, that might not always be a good thing.
  15. Being single at 25 really isn’t as bad as you think. In fact, you should treasure it.
  16. Face your fears, there’s no time like the present.
  17. Rollercoasters aren’t as bad as you think, but scare mazes can get in the bin.
  18. Olives have been and always will be disgusting.
  19. Macaroni and cheese is one of the very best comfort foods.
  20. Don’t be afraid to say no to people, they won’t disown you if you do.
  21. Have lunch with your Nan and call her often.
  22. Living by yourself is both a blessing and a curse.
  23. Having your heart broken may be awful, but it shines a light on the people who truly care for you.
  24. Road trips with epic playlists are good for the soul.
  25. Take holidays with your best friends, it’s the most fun you’ll ever have

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