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Is 25 still young

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BoomerAnge Sun 26-Feb-17 23:11:29

I'm 25 and starting to feel so down about ageing

I've travelled, got a good job but want to travel so much more! Also don't have a boyfriend... I want to still have a wild youth but worried those days are long gone

lillianhom Sun 26-Feb-17 23:16:06

30 is the new 20 dude!

lillianhom Sun 26-Feb-17 23:17:15

On a serious note, I didn't 'settle' until I was 29 and met the right person. I had a lot of fun in my 20s.

WorraLiberty Sun 26-Feb-17 23:19:33

I want to still have a wild youth but worried those days are long gone

Change that to 'I want to still have a wild time'

And go off and enjoy yourself.

I don't know what age has to do with it tbh, unless you think having wild time is only for the young?

Anotherdayanotherdollar Sun 26-Feb-17 23:21:36

Anybody younger than me is "very young".
In my mind anyway!
I'm 30

JaneJeffer Sun 26-Feb-17 23:22:38

You will look back when you are nearly 50 and think 'I was so young then' seriously! I got married at 25 and I didn't feel I was young but looking back now I do. I wish I had gone off travelling when I had the chance. So go for it! Go on and good luck smile

therootoftheroot Sun 26-Feb-17 23:22:40

oh my god 25 is SO young.
childlike in fact

i am 45 this year and i would give ANYTHING to be 25 again

ZackyVengeance Sun 26-Feb-17 23:25:42

25 is a baby
ok my baby is 25 lol

mazdaz25 Sun 26-Feb-17 23:25:47

25 is young.
I am 40 next year and I don't care!! It's just a number. I STILL have a wild time with a husband & 2 kids!
Just get on with it!!

WorraLiberty Sun 26-Feb-17 23:26:28

My sister died very suddenly, 2 weeks after her 36th birthday.

Admitted to hospital with pneumonia and dead less than 24hrs later.

That put age into perspective for me and made me realise getting older is a privilege, not a right.

GruffaloPants Sun 26-Feb-17 23:27:21

Oh god, someone born in the 90s wonders if they are still young!

The nineties were about 4 years ago, right? Right?

MommieMommyMom Sun 26-Feb-17 23:29:49

I didn't think so when I was 25.
I do now

Clnz4fun Mon 27-Feb-17 00:09:57

I'm 25 and yes it's still young. To me it's the age you have to resemble as a fully functioning adult but with a side of whatever you want to do kids aside.
10 yrs ago you were 15 op, it puts it into perspective for me to think that way.

I don't feel like I've lived yet and certainly not long

chitofftheshovel Mon 27-Feb-17 00:11:01

I'm a decade older than you and I'm still young, actually get shocked when I don't get id'd for a bottle of vino.

The passage of time is strange, best not to dwell on it but embrace it.

needmymouthsewnup Mon 27-Feb-17 00:15:38

Yeah, when you're knocking 38, and you don't realise where the last 13 years have gone, you appreciate how young it was 😀 enjoy it while you still can!

Graphista Mon 27-Feb-17 00:18:08

I'm 44 I was married at 23 and had dd at 28. I love my dd so much and would never want to be without her

BUT I look back at my 20's forward to hers and think absolutely do not settle down in your 20's!

Travel, try every different job possible, meet and interact with people from ALL walks of life, try every hobby possible, try foods and drinks and clothes and colours and music and films and tv shows

DON'T dismiss anything as 'I won't like it' UNTIL you've tried it!

I'm currently too ill to do any of that. I am hoping that when my daughter is in her 20's I too can do as much of the above as possible.

To that end you're NEVER too old either I went back to uni at 31, there were fellow students in their 90's! My mum is 67 she learnt to swim (fear of deep water) 5 years ago, an aunt learned to drive in her 50's

Don't restrict yourself life is for living!

To echo worra I've lost 3 family members under 35 and a few friends too (combination of illness accident and suicide) life is too short and unpredictable to waste!

Go for it!!!

Givemeallthechocolate Mon 27-Feb-17 00:31:04

Go, spread your wings a little bit more!
You do not need to be settling down yet!
Enjoy living your life for you, before you bring people into it who will rely on you for everything.

AYankinSpanx Mon 27-Feb-17 00:42:54

Yes 25 is young.

You know no one is going to say otherwise, right? smile

stopgap Mon 27-Feb-17 02:19:08

You're a baby.

I'm nearly 40, and still consider myself young, in large part because I come from a family whose members remains active and fun-loving until they pop their clogs.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 27-Feb-17 02:44:52

You're only a baby. I'm 41 so almost 20 years older. I still feel in my prime.
I know its a clique, but its a true one nonetheless. Age is only a number.

Lynnm63 Mon 27-Feb-17 03:27:07

worra sorry for your loss. I was lucky enough to survive pneumonia although it was touch and go. Aging sucks but it's better than the alternative.
25 is very young. I remember my 30th birthday I thought it was the end of the world! It wasn't and I'd love to be 25 again but knowing what I know now.

TheDowagerCuntess Mon 27-Feb-17 03:36:50

I remember having an existential crisis when I turned 24. I look back on that now, 19 years later, and just 😭

25 is nothing. Your 20s - the entire decade - is for having responsibility-free fun. It's the rules.

Mittensonastring Mon 27-Feb-17 09:55:31

To quote my much younger friend, are you for reals?

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Mon 27-Feb-17 09:57:45

25 is NOTHING. Honestly. You've only been a legal adult for 7 years!

Mittensonastring Mon 27-Feb-17 10:01:00

Plus if you start fretting about being single I think it drives men away. Personally the I don't give no fucks seemed to always work for me. I'm not saying change how you intrinsically are as a human but all the women I know who seemed to get in to this mindset always seemed to have the hardest time. Maybe I'm a terrible human but I was always of the attitude well I'm doing you a favour even allowing you to speak to me.

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