When you were younger, you probably looked to 25 as the golden age of your life. Free from your parents, living on your own, you assumed that everyday would be a party and by now, your life would be pretty much perfect. Sadly, though, the reality is a little different. Although the big 2-5 might not be that old in the scheme of things, when you’re living it, it can feel entirely more ancient.
Turning 25 is filled with more struggles than you ever realized could exist and if you’re of the age, then these things might all hit a little too close to home.
Now that you’re working full time, the weekend is the only time in which you can do what you really want to: Sleep. Being asked out in the evening is nice and all that, but all you really want to do is eat, watch TV and lie down.
You look back to your hedonistic youth and wondered how on earth you managed to make it out past 8pm on a weeknight. Any friend that texts you past this time is given the cold shoulder; it’s completely unreasonable of them to assume you will give up your place on the sofa for them.
When you were younger, you were the first person to try the latest trend, no matter how ridiculous you ended up looking. Now, with an office job and taxes to pay, you stick to the familiar and even if you’re tempted to dye your hair pink, you know better.
Now that you’re only 5 years away from 30, and therefore, becoming a proper adult, meeting new people just seems so hard and time consuming. You’ve had the same friends since college and even though you might feel in a bit of a rut, you couldn’t even fathom the prospect of doing it all over again.