So today I turn 25 – a quarter of a century!
I really can’t believe I’ve just typed that; I don’t feel my age at all. I still feel like a 15 year old who has no idea what she’s doing with her life or how to navigate being an adult.
I think a lot of it has to do with the fact I still live at home with my parents.
Nothing makes you feel like a kid so much as knowing you have a set time to be back in the house for, or having to ask permission for Chris to sleep over for the night.
Don’t get me wrong, there are perks to still living at home too!
Because I’m not having to pay as much as I would in private renting, I’ve been able to save some of my student loan while I’ve been at university.
Plus it’s given me a bit of a security blanket for starting my own business – I know if it all goes wrong, I won’t starve or end up homeless.
Still, living at home at 25 has quite a bit of stigma attached to it.
I struggle most days with feeling not good enough, and that I’m just sat here wasting my life. I worry that my parents are disappointed in me, and that they secretly wish I’d hurry up and move out.
But over the past year, I’ve come to realise that everyone does things at a different pace.
You might be happily single. You might not want kids. You might not want the stress and worry of a mortgage. You might want to take a year and just travel around the world.
What you want from life can be completely different to what someone else does – and that’s great!
So on that theme, I’ve put together a list of 25 things that I wish I’d figured out years ago. Kind of a cliche birthday blog post, but it’s nice to do the classics every so often.
What is the most important thing you’ve learnt so far?
Thanks for stopping by! I’m a twenty-five-year-old digital media graduate with a passion for writing and a desire to change the way we view mental health and autism. I’ve owned jademarie.co.uk for nearly two years now, and its slowly changed from a place where I would brain dump whatever was going through my head that day, into a place where people can come for help, advice and hopefully a bit of a laugh. I do occasionally come out with a witty sentence or two. Mostly by accident.