Every decade has its own set of happy moments and challenges, and as you near your 30s, not only will you feel excited about starting a new chapter of your life, but you’ll feel some sadness as you wave goodbye to one of the most epic decade of your life, your 20s, while being appreciative of all you’ve learned.
Here are 25 things you’ll experience about life after 25:
The world is not at all rosy, or fair, or completely good or completely bad
Words and ideas have consequences, and realizing this makes you more mindful of what you say or think
You probably won’t have it all figured out, but you’ll be comforted by the knowledge that everything will work out
You’ll be more settled in who you are
You’ll have a clearer vision of what you want to do with your life
You’re a professional with valuable work experience. High 5!
You’re either thinking about pursuing that second, third, fourth degree, or you’re doing it already
You’ve probably changed careers as you’ve let go of fear and started pursuing your dreams
And doing this is quite the costly exercise as you experience a a cut in salary and the perks of a comfortable and steady job
You’re either an entrepreneur or on the road to pursuing entrepreneurship
You take calculated risks and less haphazard ones as you realize that you have actual responsibilities
Life becomes more expensive as you grow older
Your days of paying rent are either over or coming to an end as you become wealthy enough to be a home owner
Attending baby showers, bridal showers, bachelor parties and weddings are a norm
You’re probably married with at least one child
And if you aren’t, you’re in a stable relationship with someone you’re building a future with
Breakups are even more horrible because you prepare yourself to be with someone that you love for the long run
You read a lot more parenting blogs and websites now
You’re okay with your friendship circles being small because you value quality relationships over having millions of people in your life
You value chilled out weekends, either by yourself or with family and friends, over partying and drinking all night
You actually use weekends to recuperate from the hectic work week, which is now a constant feature in your life
Leading a healthy lifestyle is your priority as you realize that being healthy is important
You discover the awesomeness of solo travel
You begin to value experiences over material things
You realize that success is so much more holistic than having lots of money. It includes mental, physical and emotional health, family, friends and content with work and who you are.
*image from Instagram.