25 Things to Know at 25

Today marks the day that I am officially entering into my very own quarter-life crisis. If you’re already in this club, please welcome me with open arms as I come to the seemingly daunting conclusion that I really thought I’d have it all figured out by now.

I don’t.

And beyond the social media posts that make it seem like “we” all do, I secretly know you don’t as well.

But here’s what I do know, and if you continue reading, maybe you’ll also learn a thing or two.

  1. The prefrontal cortex of the brain (i.e. the part responsible for social behaviour, decision making, personality expression, and cognitive behaviour) has ONLY just finished developing

  2. Mama was right when she said eating junk food all the time would eventually catch up with you

  3. Just because you finished school, doesn’t mean you should stop learning

  4. It’s okay to not have achieved every goal yet, as long as you have some!

  5. You are now at a weird point in your life where half your friends are getting married, and the other half are still getting wasted every weekend

  6. With experience comes wisdom

  7. Anti-aging cream is the real deal

  8. Stay as curious as a kid and you’ll always feel young at heart

  9. While you’re getting older, so are the people (and everyone for that matter) around you

  10. One day you’ll forget most of what you learned in school

  11. It’s okay to stay home on a Friday or Saturday night

  12. Happiness comes from within

  13. Cooking is pretty hard so, kudos to my mom for keeping me nourished my entire life

  14. You know you’re getting older when vacuum-talk is alive and well

  15. I never thought recovering from a night out would be so hard this soon into life

  16. You’re never too old to try new things

  17. Do more of what you feel and less of what society tells you to do

  18. If you haven’t already, it’s probably time to stop caring about what other people think

  19. Unless you can afford a boob job, it’s time to start accepting them

  20. Personal finance is a skill

  21. You are a work in progress

  22. It’s no longer okay to act like a brat

  23. Confidence is more about how you feel, rather than how you look

  24. You’re life has barely just begun

  25. Life is also too short to take anything for granted

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