About a year ago I was having a total melt down. I was turning 25 and had no idea where I was supposed to be in my life. So I wrote down all of my questions about being a 25 year old and I presented them to Elvis. He read them on the air and I got some of the best advice from everyone on the show but was flooded with emails from our listeners who were going through the same thing or wanted to offer advice. You can read my entire blog post about turning 25 here. It was really cool to re-read it and see where my head was at a year ago compared to now. I decided, why not revisit the questions I proposed a year ago and see how I handled them throughout the year? Here it goes....
When should I start saving money? Okay, I started! It’s been a slow start but I'm getting there. I also bought my first car so I think I get a pat on the back for that one. Her name is Stevie... The Mitsubishi!
What about drinking a bunch of days in a row, can I still do that? It's definitely still socially acceptable at 25 and here's my reasoning... You're working harder than when you were in college, you're kicking ass at work, you deserve it! However, there's no way you're going to bounce back after it the same way you did when you were raging in college so be prepared.
I’ve struggled with this for a while, but I think it’s time to come face to face with them: my boobs. Are they done growing? As much as I hope and wish I’ll finally have that growth spurt everyone talked about I’m pretty sure I’ve missed it by 10 years. I look like a 12 year old, not a 25 year old! Are boob jobs acceptable? This was my favorite to re-read!! Well my answer boob jobs being acceptable is obviously yes! ha! It's so funny to me that I brought this up! Getting a boob job was hands down the absolutely best thing I have ever done for myself. I couldn't think of a better age to do it either! I'm so happy with my decision and my result, bring on the bikinis!
Uggs. Can I still wear them? Sometimes I feel like they scream “high school” but they are so comfortable and look so cute! Mine are old and the sole just separated from the rest of the boot, so now I have to make a decision; repair them, get a new pair, or keep wearing the ripped ones. Throwing Uggs out of my life right now is just not an option. Elvis told me I needed to toss them and get a new pair...so I did! love them! They are Chestnut and go great with my style! I still have my crappy ones and use them for lounging around, I can't wear them outside because they have holes in them!
Chicken fingers will always be my favorite food but when I order them I get a weird look from the server! Can a 25 year old not order chicken fingers?! A girl deserves her chicken fingers. Oh, I will never stop eating chicken fingers, and no I don't order them at nice places, only diners. They are absolute BEST at diners.
Should I be dining at fancy restaurants? I thought that when I turned 25 I needed to dine at fancy restaurants…umm no. Restaurants are fun, but not fancy ones. If I can’t get drunk and be loud then it’s a no-go for me! That doesn't mean I'm not acting "my age" it just means that I want to have fun and be me with my friends!
Naps - couldn’t live without them. I feel like adults judge me when I say “I took a nap” because heaven forbid anyone over the age of 7 gets a little extra sleep! The key to surviving life is taking naps. I don't care what anyone thinks. If I don't get enough sleep I will be miserable. I think I’ve mastered napping. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are the best nap days! I’m telling you, try it!
I’m all about knowing what’s going on in the world but do I really have to watch the news? Can’t I just watch TMZ? Did I start watching the news at 25? I did, I feel like I am betraying my fun self by saying that but instead of sacrificing my favorite TV shows I keep the news on when I’m cooking or doing work…I really have learned a lot about what’s going on in the world!
Is this the year that I will finally understand politics? There are so many words and rules I just don’t understand. I’m hoping that the 25th year of life is when it just clicks. Umm, no. That didn't happen. I've come to realize that it will never happen. And I'm okay with that, I don't think that I even want it to happen. I'm cool with being on the outside. Maybe I will watch House of Cards.