20 Things I’ve Realised In My 20s

As it’s my birthday today, I thought it would be fun to share with you some life lessons I’ve encountered since I hit my twenties… but please note I’m actually just as clueless, if not more so, than everyone else. Comment if you can think of any others!

1. Your metabolism changes. Long gone are the days of coming home after school, eating multiple rounds of toast with peanut butter while waiting for friends to come on MSN. If I eat peanut butter now its like I’ve swallowed a hand grenade, and only lots of effort i.e. exercise can help. Crash diets do not work. They never did, but like, they definitely don’t now.

2. Life starts to go by faster. It’s common knowledge than when you hit your twenties life goes into fast-forward and you never find the time to sit back and relax anymore. Suddenly, you’ve left university and have to pay bills and learn how to adult. Fortunately, in your twenties time is still your asset so you have ample opportunities to make mistakes and fail spectacularly before you can dust yourself off and go accomplish some #lifegoals.

3. You are an ‘adult’ but you are not a ‘grown-up.’ This becomes more apparent when shit hits the fan and you flail around uselessly looking for someone more mature to help. Does anyone actually know what they’re doing? Furthermore, you’re only an adult when it’s convenient for others to consider you so. But when the extended family get together and run out of chairs, you get designated to the floor with the younger kids.

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