moany mouse

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Life In Your 20's - Expectations vs. Reality

I'd like to say this wasn't written based on personal experience but that would be a lie. With my 27th birthday coming up this month (holy moly) I thought I'd write about what I expected my life to be like at this stage compared with what it's actually like.

I'm writing this post without sobbing about getting old because I still look like I'm "about 12". 

Expectation: I will be financially stable and have a good control over my finances.
Reality: I am too scared to check my bank account so I'm just not going to & hope for the best.

Expectation: I'll be able to do whatever I want, whenever I want.
Reality: Wearing pyjamas, eating cereal and watching Pretty Little Liars on Netflix at 5pm.

Expectation: Paaaaaarrrtaaaayyyyyy!
Reality: Come in! Please take your shoes off and use this coaster. Omg it's 8pm, that late? I usually go to bed at like 9 so you should probably head out. ~pyjamas, cereal and PLL on Netflix at 8.05pm~

Expectation: I'll be able to look after myself without my parents telling me what to do.
Reality: Having to phone my internet provider to complain and drafting in my mum for guidance on how to be adulty.

Expectation: Marriage and babies, marriage and babies.
Reality: Holy crap my friend has had a baby no pls do not want such responsibility. Cats I like.

Expectation: Civilised drinks with dinner after work. 
Reality: Oops I'm two bottles of wine down please put me to bed. 

Expectation: Living life with a feeling of maturity.
Reality: Having someone refer to me as "the lady" instead of "the girl" then going home and crying about it.

Expectation: I won't need to carry around ID.
Reality: Getting absolutely raging when the person on the checkouts of Asda doesn't ask for ID when I'm buying prosecco. HELLO I LOOK YOUNG I am clinging on to my youth and you have RUINED my night.

Expectation: I will have perfected my "look" and come out of my teens like a beautiful butterfly out of it's cocoon .
Reality: Eyeliner on left eye - perfect. Eyeliner on right eye - trying to make it's way to Mars for a drink.

Expectation: I'll own my own house and be a proper grown up. 
Reality: Can you pay my bills? Can you pay my telephone bills? Can you pay my automo-bills?


  1. Automo-bills! hahaaaaaa!!! Also I'm with you about EVERYTHING here. Except...
    Expectation: Have my own house or at least apartment.
    Reality: Living at home with parents.


  2. If I could go back in time I'd stay with my parents for longer and save save save! Is that a sign of being adulty?!

  3. Okay, so I'm afraid of going into my 20s now. Ive got still got 2 years to go, and I'm excited but I'm scared at the same time, haha. I'll definitely be having cats instead of babies, though.

    May | THE MAYDEN

    1. Don't be afraid! It's exciting. If I can do it anyone can haha.

  4. Great post :)

  5. oh yes story of my life. Hilarious post! I literally spend weeks not looking at my bank account and just waiting until I get to the cash point and it says "no funds available" and accept it! and yes on the cats. Babies? No thank you! xx

    1. Haha! I know right? I make far too many impulse purchases without knowing what on earth is going on in my bank account. xx

  6. Hahaha this post is hilarious! I think we all like to think we have our shit together but actually, we're all just pretending we do ;) xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge