10 January 2020

Why your late 20's are your most defining Years...




Its safe to say that yes. I have changed. I feel like 2019 has been quite a years for some of us, a year that was full of reflections, trials & tribulations and happiness.

  Now that I'm in the midst of my late twenties I look back, not just on the past year but also life  in general. I'm reflecting and I'm coming to realise a few things here and there.



Life 
There were some aspects of my life, habits and even people that I tried to hold onto, all in the name of this is all i know...known. Or, on Saturdays we always come here its the usual.

I was too afraid to admit to myself that I completely outgrown places, habits and most of all people.

I'm not the only person in the world that is going through their late twenties aand I know many of you are heading there or have been through it buts true what they say. The older you get, the more you get a better understanding of every little aspect that makes you YOU.

I do think  a lot of my reflections have come from paddling my way through a quarter life crisis. And I also believe that your late 20's are some of the worst times and some of the best times of your life.
You think you have established your status and awareness of an adult, yet your surrounding reaffirm that sense of status rather lukewarm. Old enough to know better but young enough to get away with it is what I say.

 Imagine someone is standing in front of you, saying that You're Young. But not Young enough. They're not screaming it into your face but neither are they saying it quietly. Its confusing. Can we also please acknowledge how a lot of industries don't even take your seriously before you're 30? Make it make sense. The pile of letters on my table  and the endless bureaucracy signal me that unfortunately YES indeed I am an adult.

These commitments and responsibilities signal me that I have been truly trapped into adulthood. 




But. Whilst its all very confusing and bewildering its also a very very rewarding insight into who you are. I've learned some very valuable things about myself that I thought to share.

1. You start to see through Bullsh*t

2. You're not afraid to ask and say what you want.

3. Sleep is everything. So is health.

4. You realise that people come and go in your life, and that's okay.

5. You realise its okay to be selfish.

6.You trust that gut more, its proven itself quite reliable until now.

7. You realise that it's really not that deep. Anger & retaliation serves nobody.

8.Youknow who your nearest and dearest are. It's not quantity, its quality

9. You will understand and fully accept your wants vs. your needs

10. And finally, what's this weird obsession I have with Property Porn? You have a beautiful living room? Follow. I don't know what it is but all of a sudden I appreciate some good shelving. 

These are 10 of the things that have come to mind but there are definitely many many more. I'm quite curious and would love to open this up, regardless of your age. 

What do you think of that time of your life, have you been through it, are you about to head into it or is it so far way from you that you've not really thought about it? I would love to know your thoughts. 

Anne xx 






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