Wednesday, September 9, 2015

27 Things You Must Say Goodbye To At 27 {Birthday commentary}

Scrolling on my Facebook feed,
I glanced at this post "27 Things You Must Say Goodbye To At 27"
and honestly thought-- wait I have to give things up at 27, this age already sucks.

So as this is the day of my 27th birthday,
I wanted to quote and give some commentary on this article,
The article will be copied from & my commentary will be in red.


JUNE 15, 2014

27 Things You Must Say Goodbye To At 27

The day after my 27th birthday, I came to realize my life had changed immensely. Now officially in my “late 20s” and realizing everyone around me is a wife, a mom, or pretty damn close to it, I’ve had to say goodbye to a few things. Listen closely, and try not to be too depressed about it.

1. Everything bagels bathed in full fat cream cheese. It will immediately make your face fat. As a wise woman once said, eating a bagel is exactly like eating 7 pieces of bread…and I’m pretty sure that’s true. 
{way to start things off on a depressing note! I have to agree that they can't be good for you- but my question is "What about flagels?" Yes, these are "flat bagels" from a store called What About A Bagel in Ocean, NJ, probably elsewhere too. If those everything flagels count... this is a sad day in my life and a commitment that I can't make}

2. Sure you can have a birthday but it’s only a day now. Not a week. Or a month. Ain’t nobody got time for your birth week.
{well I guess today is the day! If you know me personally you know I like to celebrate for a month at least, with warnings before hand like "my bithday is coming", or after "my birthday did just pass" We are going to take an overnight trip to Brooklyn this weekend, so this rule does not apply this time around or maybe ever in my life.}

3. Taking vacations “just because.” Kiss adventurous traveling goodbye at 27. The next few years are chock full of weddings and every dime you make will go towards plane tickets, wedding gifts, and clothes for said weddings. But they’re really fun. I promise.
{Not too many weddings on the horizon, some but they are within the tristate area, not a lot of traveling required. Perhaps this will rapidly change but we shall see}

4. Ignoring babies. Inevitably, the babies that come from these marriages also start screwing up your plans and your bank account. But you’re a bad friend if you ignore their births, baptisms, birthday parties, etc. Plus, they’re kinda cute, right?
{I would take this a different way, baby brain is real. I guess it comes from other marriages and their production of offspring . Babies are so cute though, but I guess I have to get other things in order and actually enjoy life BK (Before Kids) as my parents say. Fur babies for me, for now.}

5. Dancing at the bar until the lights come on and expecting to not be in bed until 3 PM the next day recovering.
{Ever since I graduated college at 21, this has been the case. I look back and have no idea how we managed to do the things we did on such little sleep. My recovery can be ridiculous one of those "I'm never drinking again" mornings when the night before "I swear I only had like 2 drinks". This one I have to agree with}

6. Shopping at Forever21. 21 isn’t forever…you’re 6 years past that. Go to Ann Taylor and get over it.
{Ah, I actually have to kinda agree here too... Forever 21's clothing is so crappy, most of the time. I have some pieces I have enjoyed for years but most of it falls apart. I still wear some tops, and shop their accessories, but I have been over having my booty hang out of dresses for awhile now.}

7. H&M is done too, actually. Sorry.
{H&M has never been one of my go-t0 stores, their sizing throws me off and their clothing does not fit me well. So bye}

8. Oh and Urban Outfitters.
{Urban Outfitters is over priced and made to fit little college hipster girls who love crop tops and "vintage clothes". I guess that means Anthropologie for us older folks, hope that comes with a bigger paycheck in the upper 20s then...}

9. Hair accessories. They’re for newborn babies. 
{Ok, point made.}

10. Rainbow sandals. You’ve been wearing them since you were 15. It’s time to let them go.
{To quote my hubby, "I will never stop wearing Rainbows since you got them for me in college, they are the best". Agreed, agreed. 
Although I lost one of my white hemp ones and my leather ones do need to be replaced. These are great sandals. I don't wear them on the regular or "style" them around outfits, (I would have to agree with this rule if that is the case) but I grew up around the beach and these are always a go to.} 

11. Law school. I know you’re still thinking about it. It’s too late.
{Nope, never thought about it, guess it is too late to start thinking about it too then? That's okay.}

12. White dresses. Again, your life revolves around other people’s weddings so these are the only events you will attend. And somewhere in the last 5 years, a rule came about that the bride wears white to not only her wedding, but every shower, Bachelorette party, and engagement party; and if a guest dares to wear white too…they will be shunned.
{Agree- only acceptation is like 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day. Rock those summer white dresses on holidays, not to other people's wedding related functions.} 

13. Midnight movie showings. It’s not cute to be “totally with the tweens” anymore. Plus, you actually have to be on time for work tomorrow.
{I gave this up in high school when I was dragged to "The Matrix 2" midnight movie showing, where I spend $11 to sleep in an uncomfortable chair. Not a whole lot is worth staying up to watch, especially if it is not in my bed on Netflix}

14. Speaking of work, you must be VERY serious about your career. No more “but I’m fresh out of college! I’m exploring my options!” You’re 5+ years out. Stop gchatting and figure it out.
{Oh damn, I am having my quarter life crisis a few years late. I will have to work on this career thing. 
To quote "Everybody's free to wear sunscreen" Speech song that I added to my Spotify playlist on Monday, 
"The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't". 
I have no idea what I want to do with my life.}

  15. Not having a hobby. I don’t care what it is – running, guitar, cooking, hiking – just get one so at adult parties when old adult people ask you what you do for fun, you don’t go “Uhhh…” (while your inner voice says: “All I do is day drink.”).
{Well, day drinking at breweries has become a hobby with our Summer Beer Bucket List, but I guess this here blog is a hobby although I am not always comfortable talking about it at "adult parties"}

16. Old ratty bathing suits. Take that off. You look poor.
{HAHAHAHA, I went through my old bathing suits last summer, sad but necessary} 

17. Boy bands. Everyone can see your Spotify “recently played” and you look like a pedophile.
{Well, this is an easy one for me. Although does the "new" Justin Beiber count? If so damn, I can listen to "Where Are U Now" and now "What Do You Mean" on repeat. I never listened to him before but I can't help it these days. Why are these songs so addictive?} 

18. Being a flake. No more backing out of plans. Be dependable. You’re almost 30 for crying out loud!
{I agree, you say you're going to do something, do it. No one has time to worry about you coming through on your half-ass promises, just follow through}

19. Fighting with your Mother. Haven’t you learned by now? She really is always right.
{Agree, although it can be hard since we are so much a like & I argue with myself all the time...}

20. Watching MTV.
{I don't even know what channel this is anymore}

21. Holding grudges against your exes. It’s bad for your skin.
{I don't hold grudges with exes, do other people count? If so,  might be wrinkly sooner than I should be...}

22. Not showering every day. You’re a grown woman and you can no longer get away with this. If you’re one of those mysterious girls who can go 7 days without washing her hair and look flawless, go for it. But wash that bod. Every day.
{But I was just getting comfortable / celebrating "Dry Shampoo"-- Okay, okay I will take more showers}

23. Themed Parties. Time to retire that toga!
{We rarely participate anymore, but if the opportunity presents itself, I can't say no to a themed party. Also- does Halloween count? If so, this is just not fair and unrealistic.}

24. Not watching the news. You need to know at least the bare minimum of what’s going on in the world whether it’s the latest political scandal, the healthcare bill, or where we are on finding that damn plane. Oh, and start thinking about where you might stand on these issues.
{The news stresses me out, I understand the importance but I would rather get my news from Philip Defranco show on YouTube, sorry I'm not sorry. I don't like the fear factor the media works hard to achieve.}

25. Approaching a guy to flirt and/or wingman for your best friend before taking a glance at his left hand. Trust me on this one.
{Yes, this is important. It is not unheard of that people are married at this age, always good to check}

26. Facebook albums. Your once daily Instagrams are more than enough.
{Blah, but what about blogging?! Am I exempt?}

27. Not working out. I know it sucks, but just do it. Every single day.
{I know, I know. I need to get on this and get my life together.}

See the original article by Kristen Lee here.

What are your thoughts? 
Happy birthday to me {I suppose!}
All things considered, I need to make 27 a great year.

Stay tuned for birthday recaps next week! 
Excited to explore Brooklyn 
& cross it off my Summer Beer Bucket List

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