In exactly 10 days, I will officially be 25-years-old.

That is half way to 50, 1/4 of a century, and 10 gray hairs of maturity. I know to some of you, I am still considered a “young-in,” but to me, I am getting old. I mean, I have been graduated from high school for SEVEN years, and from college THREE years. Like what the heck – where has the time gone?! I can already hear the cracks in my knees when I get up from sitting for an extended period of time, and yes, like I mentioned above, I have found multiple gray hairs – YIKES!

Luckily for me, I have learned a lot over my almost 25 years of life. Sorry that I keep repeating that I will be 25 –  I am having a hard time dealing with the fact that I keep aging so quickly. Anyway, I have compiled a list of 25 things that I have learned in my 25 years. I think it’s appropriate to share, because some of you will be where I am someday, and some of  you have already been where I am at. So we can compare what we’ve learned through the years.

So here I go…

  1.  Doing laundry is somehow therapeutic. I’m sure that will change in a few years.
  2. Saying no to going out with people to hang out on the couch with your dog is okay.
  3. Cooking like your still in college is acceptable, but preparing a nice meal at least once a week, makes you feel good inside. But my go to is still Velveeta Mac N’ Cheese, and I have no shame eating the whole box.
  4. Maybe waiting until the gas light is on to get gas isn’t such a smart idea.
  5. Going out in public in PJ pants is a thing. A great, great thing. Stop caring about impressing everyone.
  6. Having one best friend is better than having ten or more “okay” friends. Even if that one best friend is your twin. 
  7. One glass of wine just won’t cut it. A whole bottle will do the trick – maybe.
  8. Pizza is in a food group all of its own. And it’s the only one that really matters.
  9. Laughing at yourself is important. Don’t take things so seriously.
  10. Finding gray hairs will happen, and even after you pull them out, they will grow back.
  11. On your days off, don’t wear makeup. Just rely on the Snapchat filters.
  12. Crockpot meals are the best kind of meals. When you want to actually cook something other than Mac N’ Cheese.
  13. Doing crossword puzzles are sometimes better than watching TV.
  14. Maybe Web MD isn’t always right. Maybe you’re not always going to die.
  15. Meatloaf isn’t so bad.
  16. Grown-up clothes are fun, but so are childish ones.
  17. Do what makes you happy, instead of trying to impress everyone else.
  18. College loans still suck, but you’re making progress.
  19. Not having your life completely figured out is still okay.
  20. Lifetime movies are completely predictable, but you still watch them anyway. Especially new movie Saturdays.
  21. Having a made bed every morning makes a world of difference. Your house will always feel messy if your bed is not made.
  22. Watching the six o’ clock news followed by Jeopardy is the only way to spend a week night.
  23. You still don’t know more than your parents, but please, don’t tell them that.
  24. Even though over half of your graduating class is married with kids, you’re still a normal human being. Maybe you’re actually better off.
  25. Like I mentioned above, you’re half way to 50. Start living it up!

So, I still have 10 more days until my hair starts to fall out and the wrinkles start to appear on my face. Okay, okay, I may be exaggerating slightly. But I am going to break out the wine and a dozen of cookies anyway, to start wallowing in self pity.

Check back with me in a week to see how I’m doing.





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