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I made it to 28! Am I successful and married and pregnant now?

No! I have been 28 for almost 2 weeks now. Hooray! Not dying at 27 made me realise that I am probably not meant to be a rock star (or a junkie) and managed to not join the tragic 27 club.

I always thought when I was young that I’d have my stuff together by this age. I do not. I am still working along like a little worker bee for somebody else, unable to buy a house – not even a teensy one, no basic life rituals or ceremonials on the way, a wardrobe full of things I never wear, writing silly journals and watching teen shows, with loads of wine and chocolate cake.

I, ladies and gentleman, am a grown up!

Some people my age seem to have their plans, are on their way to marital bliss (if that’s what they want to call it), are thinking about children and their home decor. I, however, am thinking up ways to make a quick buck while keeping my full time job, what I want for dinner tonight and if I can even be bothered to cook it, and how I’m gonna sit around all morning tomorrow and watch rubbish TV with Lucky Charms.

Some people I know would find this tragic. I’ve gotta tell you, life is brilliant! People often refer to me as still young or say I haven’t gotten past my student days. They don’t seem to realise that me growing up is me being just like this. Who says you can’t eat sugary fun cereal past a certain age. Who says I can’t watch cartoons (I’m sure most aren’t made for children anyway!). And who the hell made the rule that getting married means you’re a serious adult. Over Christmas, marriage and children must have been mentioned about 20 times, at least. My sister is pregnant again, and 18 months younger than me, so I suppose it was a natural development of the conversations had. When I say I’m not interested in any of it yet, it’s always why not, you’ve (boyfriend and I) been together a while now. Gimme £20,000, I’ll show you the best wedding ever! Give me £100,000, I’ll show you a baby! But until I have that much just hanging around, it ain’t gonna happen!

I want a house, or more than one! I want a business and to work from home. I want to do cool things before I’m too old and bogged down by life. I have the unfortunate disability of being blonde, therefore cannot be taken seriously. But surely my plan is more sensible?

Of course it gets worrying, thinking you haven’t made the right choices and you might be stuck like this forever, working every day and living in mouldy flats (more on that later!), but I have some faith in me, and I know there’s more out there! Until then, you can find me watching re-runs of 90s shows in my pyjamas.

And here’s a picture of my awesome birthday present from my boyfriend 😀 Coffee machine and Lucky Charms – clearly wasn’t getting up as early as me!

Birthday breakfast!

Birthday breakfast!

EDIT: Just have to point out that getting Lucky Charms in the UK is a big deal!

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5 Comments

  • Reply aplushousewife

    My husband and I just got married and both of our parents hassle us for kids all of the time! We just want to enjoy each other for a while and I don’t understand what is so wrong with that! Plus it would be nice to be on our own health insurance before we start having kids …

    13 February 2015 at 04:23
    • Reply Tea Is For Tina

      Exactly, there’s plenty of time for all that! Like you said, it’s nice to spend time enjoying each other because once you start having children, I’m sure it’s pretty full on! I’ll wait til I’m ready, thanks 🙂 Yeah, sorting insurance makes sense too, although thankfully we don’t have that issue in the UK.
      Just had a look at your blog and the home page is so right!

      13 February 2015 at 11:48
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  • Reply twentysomethingmeltdown

    Ahhhhh mate this post had me weeping at the title alone 😂 I literally sat there nodding throughout like truth truth truth. 100% agree with the gimme the money I’ll show you a baby and a wedding. I’d happily get married and have kids at my age if I had a stable income and somewhere of my own to live! It’s a given the older you get and the longer and longer you and your partner have been together the questions just get more frequent. Looooved this post!

    xx

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