I don't know about you, but I'm feeling...25?

Tomorrow I turn 25.
Seriously, how did 25 happen? I swear five minutes ago I was turning 23.
There's a blog post somewhere buried in the archives called "Twenty things I have learned now I'm nearly Twenty" (which is surprisingly mature considering I wrote it 5 years ago) and earlier, thanks to Timehop, I rediscovered the post "Looking back on my Twentieth year", and then "Reflections on my Twenty First year". Wow, how long have I been doing this?
I like to think growing older hasn't freaked me out too much, but I now live in a world where I'm no longer the youngest in any given office and I realise I started university nearly seven years ago.
I always used to think 25 seems old, but now I feel like a baby pretending to be an adult. But I definitely feel older now I live away from home, but it doesn't mean I won't moan about the constant food shopping and cleaning.
24 was a good year, upon reflection. Of course I changed jobs twice and got made redundant, but it was the year I moved in with Phil, got a job that I loved, got even more into running and fitness, and I think, in the end, it was the year I really found myself.
People try to freak you out when you turn 25 with the phrase "you're closer to 30 now than you are to 20" and you know what, I'm kind of okay about that. If reading back on those old blog posts taught me anything, it's that I don't want to be 20 anymore. I barely even recognise myself in those old posts. And I'm okay about that. I like to think 20 year old me would think 25 year old me is pretty cool. 
So goodbye to 24. It's been a good age and a good year. I'm excited to see what 25 has in store.
Also I'm one of those people who is absolutely obsessed with my birthday so there will definitely be a birthday post coming up this week. Like I do every year (20, 21, 22, 23 and 24).
See you on the other side!


  1. Hi, at 27 i agree on feeling like a baby pretending to be an adult. I recently changed jobs and work with a much younger work force, in my last job the next youngest person was 20 years older than me, now there are 2 girls younger than me and the oldest person in the office is 32 but I actually love it and I feel younger being with people my own age. I hope you have a lovely birthday and dont feel too bad about being officially classed as an adult and not a young person, time to cut up that rail card and move out of the 18-24 age box. Thats what it me the most about being 25.


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