Hopped between the East Coast of the US and London, England from 2006 to 2011. Resting in Florida and readying for the next adventure.
I think the reason why twentysomethings are so fixated on age is because we feel a pressure to be a certain way at 23, at 25, at 29. There are all of these invisible deadlines with our careers and with love and drinking and drugs. I can’t do coke at 25. I need to be in a LTR at 27. I can’t vomit from drinking at 26. I just can’t! We feel so much guilt for essentially acting our age and making mistakes. We’re obsessed with this idea of being domesticated and having our shit together. It’s kind of sad actually because I don’t think we ever fully get a chance to enjoy our youth. We’re so concerned about doing things “the right way” that we lose any sense of pleasure in doing things the wrong way. Youth may be truly wasted on the young.
So true. Also, proof I’m not an adult bc I didn’t know what LTR meant at first glance and immediately started freaking out internally— “LTR? What is that?? I’m 28 and I’m supposed to already have that?? And I don’t even know what it means!! Oh wait, it means Long Term Relationship. Oh yeah… Umm.”