29 Things About Being 29

So, I turned 29 at the end of November. So being a month into it, I know that some of these things are true. Some are not. But, I can’t wait to find out. 

 

 

1. You just generally don’t care.

 
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2. 11 p.m. has become a socially acceptable bedtime.

 
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3. When you’re around younger people, you can still claim “being in your twenties,” but you can also hang around thirtysomethings with ease.

 
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4. Craft beer is delicious.

 
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And there’s more of it now. (Not that you’ll EVER be too old for a High Life.)

5. You can look back on your twentysomething heartbreaks as learning experiences, and not just soul-crushing acts of emotional sadism.

 
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6. Gossip bothers you WAY less now.

 
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Better to be talked about behind your back than never talked about at all, right?

7. You’ve made the extremely wise decision of investing in a memory-foam pillow.

 

You've made the extremely wise decision of investing in a memory-foam pillow.

If you haven’t, consider it. Trust me!!

8. You don’t feel the need to join every single new social media network.

 
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I kind of hate the ones I’m already on TBH.

9. All your friends are just as tired as you are.

 
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10. You have no problem telling people to go jump in a lake.

 
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11. No one will judge you for ordering white wine at a bar.

 
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That’s right, I’M OLD, bitches.

12. You don’t have to care about knowing what an “Avicii” is.

 
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13. You’re old enough to remember Friends.

 
 

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14. Getting ready now takes <5 minutes.

 
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I used to put on eyeliner to go to the gym! Twenty-nine-year-old me chortles greatly.

15. You spend less money on stupid stuff.

 
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That work bonus is going into your savings account, not toward a fancy but superfluous gizmo.

16. You’ve stopped pretending that an ill-fated hookup can’t mess with your emotions in the same way as a failed relationship.

 
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17. You wear what’s comfortable.

 
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And not what’s *~trendy.~*

18. You can refer to “college kids” as such, because kids they are.

 
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19. You’re willing to pay extra for a nice hotel room.

 

You're willing to pay extra for a nice hotel room.

Helloooo, jacuzzi tub!

20. If you have a crush on someone, you just tell them.

 
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21. You recall your early twenties…and wonder what the hell you were thinking.

 
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Hindsight feels good, though.

22. You’ve stopped lying about having seen a certain movie or read a certain book.

 
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No, I never read War & Peace. Whatevs.

23. Vacations don’t have to involve any plans besides CHILLING TO THE MAX.

 
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24. You’ve learned to take everything a lot less personally.

 
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25. When one of your friends complains about their dating drama, you’re just glad you don’t put up with petty crap anymore.

 
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26. You remember watching actual music videos on MTV and VH1.

 

You remember watching actual music videos on MTV and VH1.

27. You’ll go to a bar by yourself without feeling weird.

 
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28. The idea of having a kid — if you don’t have one already — doesn’t freak you out QUITE as much.

 
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You might not feel ready to procreate, but you feel like you’d be a lot more prepared now than when you were 23.

29. You’re not scared of turning 30, because you’re more confident in who you are than ever!

 
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…OK, maybe you’re a *teensy* bit scared.

 

Read the full buzzfeed.com article here.

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