Turning Twenty Six

27 May 2016

Twenty six is not a pivotal age for most people, it's not twenty one which is adulthood (supposedly), it's not twenty five which is a quarter century, and it's not thirty which actually begins to feel like it should be real adulthood.

However twenty six for me seems to hold way more gravitas than twenty five ever did. It has tipped the scales to mean that I am not officially closer to thirty than twenty, and more than than, when I was younger by twenty six I was going to be already married and potentially with my first child. And while that doesn't feel too far off for me, it has also made me evaluate my life to see where I am.

There are some incredibly things about twenty six, then there are some other things that make me want to run for the hills and never look back.

The Pros. 

1. I can finally admit that I don't enjoy clubbing that much. 

Don't get me wrong, once in a while try and stop me getting my best girl friends and finding what are now called 'throwback' nights to dance to all the music we like to dance to. However, generally clubs are crowded, sticky and loud. Yes, I sound old. No, I no longer care.

2. I quite like being in my own skin. 

Being societies version of a beautiful woman becomes less important each day and being mindful, positive, respectful and being a beautiful person becomes more important.

3. I love homewear.

Topshop can suck it. Stick me in HomeSense any day.

The Cons.

1. Each career decision feels more important than the last. 

Changing career paths can feel like the biggest decision in the world; am I going to have to be in this industry for the rest of my life? How is it to move between careers or industries? What happens if I move jobs and don't like it?

These thoughts may end up entering your head every time you send an application. Try and quiet them as no job is forever unless you want it to be.

2. You can put pressure on yourself to know more than you should. 

You may be somewhat of an adult. Don't pressure yourself. There will always be someone around who is more of an adult that you, or better at adulting to help.

3. Where the hell does the time go?! 

This one may seem cliche, but it has become cliche for good reason. Each year will go faster than the last. Fact.

Do you feel different after a birthday? x

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