Wednesday, 20 April 2016

28 Thoughts About Turning 28



Hello world! Today it's my birthday, so thought I'd do a little post on my 28 thoughts about turning 28.
  1. I don't know when exactly, but I seem to have nailed the social thing at work this year. To the extent that it's a running joke that if someone needs to know the name of someone else, they'll come and ask me because I've probably chatted to them.
  2. This year my shifts have also gone downhill, which means doing stuff socially has become harder work. I don't know if I can work shifts forever, I hate the impact they have, but I've been befriending more and more shift workers and trying to make the most of when it IS an evening I have off.
  3. I don't like the gym. I DON'T LIKE THE GYM. I like the walk through the park I take to get to the gym. I should abandon the whole gym thing and just go for walks and runs through the forest.
  4. I'm not the most impressed that my rent is now 50% of my income, but I love living in London. I particularly love living in East London. This is my place, these are my people. But unless there's a price crash I don't think I'll ever be able to afford to buy in London, so if there's been no crash in two years I think it's time to head outwards. This makes me very sad.
  5. I don't know why I still care what people think.
  6. I don't think I want kids. I think I might want to foster one day. 
  7. I do want dogs. I had to give up my dog a few months ago and it makes me sad. Now I borrow a dog one day a week and it's not the same but the happiness that that day a week brings me is amazing.
  8. Everyone is married already. I feel left behind. 
  9. Which is weird, as I don't really feel like I'd even want to be married. I'm not sure I'd even want to be in a relationship.
  10. I actually really like spin classes. I don't know why.
  11. My best friend is 15 years older than me. I would have found this utterly bizarre once, now it just makes sense.
  12. Actually, by the time you're about 23 I think you don't change much at all.
  13. I don't think you ever fully get over depression. I've not fallen down the hole in quite a long time, but it's not unusual for me to feel like I'm hovering over the edge of it. I wish that would stop.
  14. I'm probably never going to be vegetarian, but I've started going exclusively organic free range this year. I should probably have done this BEFORE my rent hike because I really notice the difference in price.
  15. I've always been a huge traveller but I'm running out of destinations I want to go to. This worries me. Sometimes looking forwards to places I'm going to is really all I have.
  16. I'm glad I've started reading again.
  17. I wish I could speak another language by now. I keep trying.
  18. My taste in men is as strange as it's ever been. I thought it would be more logical by now. I even recognise people are awful and yet still develop a strange thing for them, even though realistically I know I wouldn't actually WANT to be with them.
  19. I still think I probably want to join the military. I've still got an application in but I feel too old now. I nearly actually am at the upper age limit so I need to hurry up and work that out. 
  20. My manager likes me. He thinks I'm good at my job and he trusts me, and he wants me to get promoted and go specialist. I've always had female managers that absolutely hated me and tried to make my life a misery, so this means something.
  21. I love that despite living in London, I live in a park with lots of wildlife. I really like just going and feeding the ducks every morning.
  22. My best female friend of five years has a baby now. It makes me sad because our friendship is fading out as a result.
  23. Really, I would quite like to live in a houseboat. If not for the fact that I need a permanent address for security clearance, I probably would by now.
  24. The idea of a commune sort of really appeals to me too.
  25. I'm still not in my dream job, but I did get a little bit closer this year. Maybe not next year either. Hopefully by the end of two years time.
  26. I think most of us are unstable on some sort of level.
  27. This is the first year I've started wearing the same perfume most days. I don't know what this says about me.
  28. I haven't had as much time for hobbies this year. I don't know where all the time went, really.

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