10 Things You Should Know About Being in Your Late 20's vs Being in Your Early 20's

Your 20’s is a great period of your life. There will be ups and downs like any other generational gap, and you will surely change a hell of a lot. This is our 20’s. Hear us roar.

1. You will feel like your body is betraying you.

Oh, yeah. You’ll notice a few wrinkles in your skin or maybe even some white hairs. AHHH! It’s okay. It’s gonna be okay…

Feeling tired all of the time is an exaggeration, but don’t put it past your future self to be saying this on more than one occasion.

2. You are sort of over flings, but still don’t want to completely take them off the table.

The end of flings… or is it? If you’re coming out of a serious relationship, and months and months later decide to start seeing someone again… your first instinct isn’t going to be to jump into a serious endeavor again.

Flip-flopping on the subject isn’t something you should be ashamed of. It’s probably going to happen if you haven’t found “the one” yet.

3. You will notice that all your friends are getting married or having babies.

Maybe you’ll be one of them.

Maybe you’ll scroll down your Facebook, see all the pictures of pregnant bellies, and be like, I’m still deciding on whether I want chipotle or that new thai joint that opened up down the street.

4. You might realize your times of being a night owl are drawing in on a close.

Those nights of heavy drinking, going out till the sun comes up, and somehow making it to your class or job that day… that won’t seem as doable.

You might be thinking more virtuous.

5. You will appreciate your family even more than you already did.

Even right now, as you’re reading this, you’re thinking of a time you were a total brat to your Mom or Dad. You’ll be even more thankful for their love and guidance during this period of your life.

The parents who stand by your dreams. The one’s who will watch you struggle with it from its inception, to your doubts about it while at college, all the way to when you’re out of college and wondering what the hell you’re going to do with your life when you haven’t found a job yet.

Yes. You’ll want to give them better hugs. Hold on to them longer than you used to. At the end of the day, they’re your rock, even if they’re a thousand miles away.

6. You will be more involved in the world around you.

Bernie who? Who cares about Hilary Clinton?

You will. If you aren’t already involved in politics or current world events, you’ll at least feel the need to become more knowledgable about the world around you. You might register to vote. You might join a protest for human & civil rights. It could literally be as simple as talking about it with friends.

7. You find that you’re talking to yourself more than you used to…

Not because you’re crazy, but because you’re more deeply thinking about your life and where it’s headed.

Someone has to keep you in check, so it might as well be you reminding yourself it’s okay that you don’t have it all figured out yet…

8. But your life goals are clearer than they were before.

Yeah, you don’t have it all figured out, but you have a much better standing on it than you did before.

Through trial and error, you’ll realize what aspects you love and hate about your dream job. You might even change your vision completely. It’ll only be because you are further understanding what you really want, so don’t be scared to change your direction.

This applies to your relationship goals as well. When you get to your late 20’s, you’ll have an even better grip on what you’re looking for in a S.O. Chances are, you’ll either have a lot more deal breakers, or be much more accepting of someone’s situation.

9. You will realize who your best friends are.

They say you don’t lose friends, but realize who your real one’s are. This can reign very true for you during your late 20’s. These friends will be there for you during your hardest times, not just the hands that hold your hair back while your throwing up.

They will inspire you to make real life choices. They will console you in your times of need, whether it be dealing with a stretch of unemployment after you quit your transitional job or a serious loss in your family. Keep them close.

10. You will learn to embrace all of your flaws.

Everyone has them. Some of us try not to remind ourselves of them while others refuse to believe they’re even there. Come down, girl. You’re not that on fleek.

Once you’ve been with enough people to realize that they are more concerned about their own insecurities and flaws than the one’s you possess, it’ll be much easier to embrace them.