Reaching the age of twenty-five is definitely a milestone. By this time, most people are well into their careers, know what they want out of relationships and friendships and have been around the block a couple times to know what they want out of life. I came across an interesting article by RelevantMagzine.com that lists some of the things that people SHOULD know by the time they hit their mid and late twenties.
Although this list is mostly opinionated, I have to say that I definitely agree with most of the things here. Every person is obviously different, so this list will vary depending on your personal beliefs about relationships, religion and your career. Either way, here are some general things that people in their mid-twenties should have already figured out throughout their lifetime..
“When you’re 25-ish, you’re old enough to know what kind of music you love, regardless of what your last boyfriend or roommate always used to play. You know how to walk in heels, how to tie a necktie, how to give a good toast at a wedding and how to make something for dinner.”
When it comes to JOBS…By the time you hit 25, it’s time to figure out what kind of work you love and want to do and what you’re good at. You’ve figured out your dreams and have decided to either go back to school and completely change career directions or stay in your current job. You might try living in another state or country or even volunteer doing something that you love- even if it means less income.
When it comes to RELATIONSHIPS…. This is the time when relationships get serious which could mean walking away from the ones that don’t make you happy and aren’t a great fit for you and looking for the ones that you “can’t-live-without”. The worst mistake a person could make at this age is staying with someone who is wrong person when you KNOW they’re the wrong person. It’s just not fair to all parties involved.
When is comes to COUNSELING…Mid-twenties is a great time to do some soul-searching and maybe a little counseling. It might be good to talk to your parents and really get into your childhood to see what keeps you from living a healthy life, or keeps you having a great one. At 25 you understand a lot more about life so it would be easier for you to change things that have hurt you in the past, and help you to officially move on from them.
When it comes to RELIGION… This stage of your life is a great time to really get involved and strengthen your faith (if you haven’t already) with whatever religion you practice. Be a person who grows, who is patient and one who lives with a purpose and intention.