10 Struggles of Being in Your Late 20s

Is it just me, or does everyone expect you to have your shit together when you hit your mid twenties? I mean I suppose most of us should be climbing the career ladder and working on accomplishing our 5 year plans, but what about the 5% of us who have no idea what we want to do. Not only do we have a ton of stuff to figure out, we also have to deal with some major changes.

Like most of you I scroll through my Insta feed at random times during the day. There are two major things I’ve noticed.

  • Everyone’s getting married
  • Everyone’s having babies

Don’t get me wrong, that’s awesome, but I can’t help but think “What the hell is happening?”. These are people who I went to Middle school and High school with; you mean to tell me that little buck toothed Sara is getting married…Wow, that’s cray cray.

Let me clarify, I AM NOT A HATER. I love weddings and babies are the cutest, but everything feels like it’s happening so fast. You know what I mean? So with that said, I’ve compiled a list of 14 struggles of being in your Mid 20s.

  1. Suddenly realizing that “brunch” and day parties are the go-to activity for everyone you know. Bottomless mimosa’s anyone?
  2. No longer having patience for the relationships that are clearly bad for you, and getting extremely annoyed at the thought of “seeing someone” for a month only to have it go nowhere. Honestly, who has time to waste at this point? We’re out here trying to find our future husbands and shit – definitely don’t have time to waste with waste men.
  3. Using a calendar (ugh). Do you remember when you used to laugh at people who were so ..punctual. Am I the only one? lol. In 2018 I swear by my calendar – my motto: If I don’t write it down, I won’t remember. Memory loss is a part of old age right? *sighs*
  4. Hearing music that is popular with teenagers and honestly wondering how and why everyone’s taste in music has gone to shit. What happened to real Hip hop? Why isn’t that good enough for teenagers anymore? What is this Marching Band music they’re into?
  5. Looking forward to your weekend mainly because it means that you can sleep for a solid fourteen hours and no one can say a damn thing about it.
  6. Going from “It’s lit, I’m not leaving till like 4 AM” to “Eh, it’s 12:15, I’m tired. This day is never-ending.”
  7. When you hold your friends children and you’re low-key afraid that you are going to drop them. Are you done… can you take him now?
  8. Calling 22-year-olds at the bar “kids” without even realizing that you’re doing it. I stare at them and remember when I used to have the much energy.
  9. Slowly figuring out that you’re dating requirements are a tad out of wack – Tall, handsome, smart, funny, good job, nice family” have shifted to “still single and not insane and full of shit.”
  10. Pretending that 30 isn’t coming, even though it definitely is…..don’t worry, you’ll be 25 for at least 3 years.


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