25 Things You Wish You Knew Before Turning 25

In a few weeks, I’ll be turning 26, and I guess I’m trying to rationalise a milestone in my life and make it seem more momentous than it really is. Here are 25 things that I wish I knew before I turned 25 and things I just figured were worth making sense of at 25!

1. Realise who you are and who you want to be before you have a moral dilemma that turns into a quarter life crisis
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2. Refine your palate, from Jager-Bombs to Chardonnay… Oh! It’s happening!
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3. Making a decision is better than making no decision, right?
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4. Being content with office supplies because you still don’t quite earn enough to make it rain with your 5 post-it notes and 2 paper-clips…
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5. Realise that there are certain things you still have no control over… Like your love life (or lack thereof)
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6. Going out with the girls requires a week to just get psyched up, and this will include a copious amount of yawns, whiskey and McDonald’s after-parties…
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7. Because sacrificing your Friday nights, giving up your track pants and switching out your pizza money for booze should be considered a privilege
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8. Doing your TAX return. Nobody teaches this to you in school, and if your family is anything like mine, your parents forgot to tell you too
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9. Finding a job you love can be tough but you’re still young, and you still have a lot to prove. Just keep reminding yourself it’s all worth it through a daily mantra of…
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10. Don’t let other people underestimate you based on your age, qualification or height!
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11. You’ve also come to accept that being one of the youngest in the office gives you super powers…
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12. There’s also ALWAYS a good enough reason to have champagne on tap!
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13. We’re all a little nerdy and it’s totally OK to release your inner Jess every now and then…
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14. Wanting to be a Kardashian is NOT a life goal… Sozzles!

15. When you’ve had a totally shit day, feel like crying into a bucket and want to resign from adulthood, remember, you’re an adult…
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16. I mean, you could also just say fuck it and let us eat ALL the damn cake… Because… ADULTING!
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17. You’re also going to cry some days. But like UGLY CRY! This isn’t because it’s a shitty life, don’t be dramatic. It’s just a bad day, and that’s OK! You’re human, not weak.
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18. You NEED these…What your mum told you was true. They’re good for you but they’re also fuck disgusting and mostly disappointing if they don’t come in a fried option

19. One of the toughest things to learn is that not everybody will like you, and to them, I say…
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20. Learning the Macarena was a complete waste of time and potential, and you’ll NEVER get that time back! EVER!
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21. I wish Taylor Swift told me that band-aids don’t fix bullet holes before I was 25. It would’ve saved me from a lot of pain!
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22. Vodka saves lives. Mostly your own but that should be a good enough reason to keep it close-by for emergencies.
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23. Don’t go broke trying to look rich!

24. We all need at least ONE ride and die…
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25. Lastly… Don’t forget to laugh at yourself sometimes. Especially if you shit your pants.
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