25 Truths at 25

Sunday 27 January 2019

I turn 25 in a few short days. Twenty-five. A quarter of a century, as my little sister likes to keep telling me. It sounds so grown-up, doesn't it?

Whether or not I feel like a grown-up tends to vary day by day. I do know though, that I've learned an awful lot in the last year since my 24th birthday post. So here, at 25 Truths, most of them from the last year.

1. It's perfectly fine if you've barely ticked anything off the list of goals you set yourself at your 24th birthday.

2. Going out and getting trollied every weekend has definitely lost its appeal. And I am fine with being the old lady who's in her PJs by 8pm on a Friday night.

3. There's no feeling quite like the realisation that you might have finally found your career.

4. It's completely fine if you have no urge to sell everything, put your entire life in a backpack and travel the world. It isn't for everyone.

5. It's always the ones you least expect who step up and are there for you when you need them most.

6. You owe nothing to those who treat you badly. Blood relation or not.

7. What doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

8. You'll never please everyone, so you may as well do what makes you happy.

9. All of a sudden, the age of 30 seems terribly close and it's terrifying.

10. Everyone has an opinion on when the 'right time' for you to have children is. Or whether or not you should bother getting married, and when. Tune that shit out.

11. If you're not careful, quality time with your other half becomes non-existent. You'll always have to put in effort.

12. It's easy to feel like a failure, or a pang of jealousy when you see people on social media securing their dream jobs, becoming homeowners or getting engaged. Don't. You're doing fine. It isn't a race.

13. 1999 was 20 years ago. I'll let that sink in.

14. I'll probably never start consistently eating healthily and exercising, no matter how much I tell myself I will.

15. I'll never be able to walk gracefully in heels.

16. I tell my family I love them every time I see them, and I think it's so important to do so.

17. It's okay to want to help people you love. It's also okay to let them go if they don't want your help. You are not responsible for someone else's happiness.

18. Don't waste energy being angry and bitter. Life's too short.

19. Don't let anyone ever tell you that you're too old for Disney.

20. Don't feel bad for wearing a lot of make up. Don't feel bad for wearing none at all. Do you.

21. People will always have an opinion on your relationship, but remember that the only ones in it are you.

22. Always find time to do the things you love. Don't let adulting get in the way.

23. Positive mental attitude really does make a difference. But it is okay to wallow from time to time if you need to.

24. Stop comparing yourself to everyone on Instagram. It's just a highlights reel.

25. Take joy in the little things. Even if it's just the excitement of using a new bath bomb, or getting your nails done, or putting fresh bed sheets on.

Sian xo


  1. happy almost birthday lovely! 25! wow! that was a big year for me, it'll have loads in store for you too i am sure! i love this post, you're so right about it being ok to want to sell everything and run away tho haha

  2. This is such a lovely post my darling, I'm already 25, I'm 26 this year and I already feel mega old!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  3. I adored this blog post so much beautiful, I love how honest you've been in it and literally can relate to so much of what you have listed. 25 isn't a bad age at all, wait until you're 30 like me LOL! Enjoy being 25, it only comes once! 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

  4. These are all so perfect and honestly so many of these really hit home for me at the moment. Needed some of these words (or well, sentences) of wisdom today. Thanks! x

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  5. Happy Birthday for the day. I'm 25 in 18 months and will definitely be taking in this advice!

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

  6. I am turning 25 too and I love each and every one of these points because I can perfectly relate.