Twenty-somethings. We've become a blog genre, a generation, and a sub culture all of our own.
It's no secret that you're brain (namely the frontal lobe) doesn't fully develop until we are 21 or 22. Which is why when we're younger than that, we do dumb things. Like funnel liquor on spring break or get a matching tattoo with our "ohemgee BFF" that we've really only known for a few months. We are rash, unthinking, impulsive creatures, that, while we may not make the smartest decisions, we have fun doing it.
But there comes a time when you can't get away with certain things anymore, because you really do know better.
Going to the tanning bed.
This one I am guilty of until the age of 21, when I went to my last ever tanning bed session. Although I wasn't one of those girls that fake baked every day, I would start in about mid February and go 2-3 times a week until I had my "base tan" for several years. Looking back, I know this doesn't seem that bad compared to some people, but all I can do is pray I don't come out with skin cancer. I've never thought twice about quitting the tanning bed, because HELLO I don't want cancer.
Eating ramen noodles for dinner.
In college I lived off of ramen noodles, grilled cheese sandwiches, and frozen pizza because it was cheap, it was fast, and it was easy. Now I'm making my food sound like a hooker on the southern boulevard. Moving on. Since graduation (and with that the slowing of my metabolism) I've realized I can't live off these things. They aren't that good, let alone good for me. And even though meal planning and cooking 5 nights a week isn't all that fun, I sure feel better about myself for it.
Binge drinking on weeknights.
Speaking of slowing down... the last time I got drunk on a weeknight was years ago and I don't hate it. Not one bit. I really don't understand how my body kept up with my lifestyle, with all of the frozen dinners and boxed wine I consumed during the week. There's something about leaving my early twenties and entering mid-twenties that's made me realize: I just can't hang anymore.
Staying up past 10 pm.
The recommended amount of sleep a person should get is 8 hours per night. If I'm not in bed by 9:30 or 10, this ain't gonna happen.
Not listening to our parents.
When we were teenagers, we knew our parents didn't know a thing about anything. But now it's time to face the music and realize that some of their advice was not only sound and with the best intentions, but they were right.
What is something you think twenty-somethings should stop doing?