Hello and happy Friday, you stunning creature! I hope that this week has been particularly good to you.
A couple of days ago, I saw this post about 31 thoughts all girls in their twenties have on a daily basis. I completely agree with practically everything on this list – especially numbers 9 and 28 – but I think that there’s also a lot of mind-changing to be taken into account.
We are constantly exposed to new information and opinions, courtesy of things like the internet and the people in our lives. We are also of an age when our youthful ideas are battling for house room in our heads with the slowly-creeping increase of grown-up sensibilities, so our thoughts tend to pinball around a bit. Bearing these facts in mind, here is a list of before and after thoughts that a lot of girls in their twenties have on a daily basis:
Before – Those trousers are hideous. Who on earth would buy them?
After – Ah. So apparently those trousers are actually in fashion this season. Shit, I should get some.
Before – I’m young and spritely and living the dream! Long-term health issues are still decades away!
After – I’ve had that pain in my side for over a week now. I must be dying.
Before – I have GOT to stop spending money.
After – Ooh, ASOS are having a sale…
Before – I can still go clubbing, right? Right.
After – I have never felt so old. I cannot believe that people born in 1996 are allowed to drink now.
Before – I am never drinking ever, ever again.
After – I NEED WINE.
Before – It is totally fine to eat cereal for dinner, play on swings at the park and watch kids’ television shows. TOTALLY. FINE.
After – Dear God, I need to start thinking about getting a mortgage. And a pension. Crap. Do I need life insurance yet?
Before – I’m a serious grown-up and as such I will decorate my home with tasteful, mature items.
After – FAIRY LIGHTS!
Before – I’m so proud of my friends. We’ve all grown up and achieved so much.
After – Wow, we haven’t changed AT ALL since we were nineteen. That’s a bit worrying.
Before – I will cook a nutritious, inexpensive yet delightfully inventive three-course meal for this dinner party. Check me out, I’m hosting a dinner party!
After – Sod that. Chicken nuggets and chips for everyone.
Before – From now on, I will go the gym every day, get eight hours of sleep every night and be nice to people I don’t like.
After – Yeah, but…cheese and bitching.
Have a glorious weekend.