Adulting: 21 st Birthdays VS. 31 st Birthdays

Are 30 s really the new 20 s? Or are 20 s still the right time of our lives? To be honest, adulting can be tough and as I’m approaching my late 20 s, I hope the first is true.

Being in your 20 s is a wonderfully messy hour. All the stereotypes apply: You’re energetic, confused, horny, in love, in abhor and often drunk in the middle of the day. If you’re in college, your day consists of class, naps, Chipotle, examining, Potbelly and drinking beer on a lawn somewhere( that may just be me ).

According to Dr. Meg Jay, your 20 s are the most defining decade of their own lives. It’s a hour when building solid relationships and building smart decisions about your career is vital for a successful future.

It’s also a really fun hour, especially in your early 20 s, and especially on your 21 st birthday. What’s more hyped — other than your wedding or your bar mitzvah — than your 21 st birthday? It’s the night you show all the bouncers you tried to trick in the past with a fake ID, or without any ID at all, that you are legal to drink as many vodka Redbulls as you please.

Carrying that behavior into your old age doesn’t looking so hot. Have you ever seen a 30 -year-old passed out on a lawn, surrounded by red Solo beakers? I haven’t, but I can only hope that ain’t me. Thankfully, our energy levels are literally lower in our 30 s, and the partying we did in our 20 s is, as they say, out of our system( for the most proportion ).

In our 30 s, we can look forward to chill, backyard parties and lots of wine, because apparently it’s more adult than those Four Lokos we drank in 2008. While our friends may be fewer, we’ll feel more solid in who we are and may even have started a family of our own. Let’s hope that’s how it really is

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