Turning 21 and the Beginning of Adulthood

On the 2nd of July this year, I turned 21. This is one of the big milestones in everyones lives, and I think I’ve kind of realised why.

For me, the big change is that I’ve had to really start adulting for the first time. I had a brief encounter of this when I first moved to uni and was living away from home but it was only minor issues that I had to adapt too, like doing my own washing, shopping and cooking.

But now it feels like a whole new situation all together.

I’ll be graduating next week and after that I feel like I’m going to have to pull my socks up a little bit. There’ll be no more student loan supporting me. I’ll have to seriously start looking at building my own career and it’s like the start of my life is now properly beginning.

I find it quite stressful to think about because I feel like this is the most important stage of anyone’s life. After this the milestones will be coming in a lot quicker, from getting my own place to maybe even getting engaged.

So, to help myself out, I try to only look at one or two of my current life goals, which is to find a job that will help me build a career (but who knows, maybe that will be blogging!) If I look too far ahead I start to panic and this is a time in my life where I need to take my time and not rush into anything too soon.

It’s all very daunting because I have no idea what I’d like to do as a career, but I’m lucky enough to have a strong support system around me with my family and boyfriend there for me to turn to.

So, if any of you guys are in the same situation as I am right now, all I can really say is to take your time with it. These are decisions that you don’t want to rush into and it’s a time to enjoy yourself – you have been in education since you were about 3 so maybe just relax for a bit? Take the time to enjoy your free time, because once you get into a job, you’ll have little time to do much else.

That’s it for this post. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and I have an exciting new post for you next about my trip to Croatia!

Thanks for reading!

Any and all feedback is much appreciated and will be returned X

11 Replies to “Turning 21 and the Beginning of Adulthood”

  1. I’m graduating next week too and i have no idea what to do either! There’s so much pressure to have everything sorted instantly but i’m not about that. I’m just doing some in-betweeny work for now while i have some breathing space! Good luck and i hope you get something sorted that works for you! 💙

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  2. Welcome to the 21 club! lol I just turned 21 a few months myself and can relate to a lot. And believe me those milestones do come fast. I have already reached a good portion of them. So enjoy your life as best as you can and make it a great one for you!

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  3. Happy belated birthday! Despite the worries of adulthood I hope you managed to enjoy your day and spend it with your most loved. I’m 22, and have to admit I’m still finding adulting hard, I am hoping that it will get easier with time and experience.xx

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  4. I love this! Adulting can be tough, and no one talks about it. I just posted about the uncertainty we feel sometimes when trying to figure out where the rest of our lives are going. I’d love for you to check it out and to hear your thoughts!

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