What To Expect In Your Early Twenties


As I've grown into adulthood over the past few years, I've been thinking a lot about how my life has changed. While everyone's twenties will look different, I think the overall picture is relatively the same. I can't speak for everyone, but the following expectations I've listed seem to be a popular pattern amongst people my age, so I thought I'd throw together a quick list of a few things to expect in your mid twenties, coming from someone in their early to mid twenties...

Nights in become the new nights out
I remember when my weekends used to be filled to the brim with plans. Getting dressed up, meeting up with friends, and staying up until the early hours of the morning. Now I find myself preferring to stay in, work on business projects or binging on Netflix, and falling asleep by 10 'o clock on a Friday night. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the occasional and spontaneous night out. It just seems as though priorities have changed and so have interests.

You now understand the stuff your parents always complained about
Bills, taxes, repair costs... the list becomes endless. Things add up, and previously, I never realized just how expensive life can truly be. There have been countless times where I'll be doing something, and all of a sudden it just dawns on me and I have this memory of my parents talking about having to do it. At the time, I couldn't relate and didn't see the big deal. Now the tables have turned.

Some people don't grow up
Unfortunately, petty drama doesn't stay in high school and some people carry it with them. Best to steer clear and stay far away. Life is so much happier without it!

You start to wonder if you're becoming a loner
Work or personal goals start to take over, friends move away, and it's easy to lose touch. Generally, people will grow up and grow apart - this is a completely normal part of adulthood. You find yourself having to put in a little more effort to make plans, but it's always worth it for those who truly matter.

You may even have a quarter-century life crisis
One fine day you might find yourself randomly questioning everything in your life. The classic How the hell did I end up here and who am I? It's ok and it's normal. You don't have it to have it all figured out, just follow what makes you happiest even if it changes frequently. 

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