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Things I Expected at 23


Isn't it funny how life turns out? When I was little, I'm talking like 6 or 7 years old here, I had this wild fantasy of what life would be like when I was 23. 23 seemed such an 'adult' age and I thought it was reasonable to expect to have accomplished everything in life by this point.


Now I'm 22, I've realised that 6 year old Becky had very unrealistic expectations of what it was like to be a grown up. Here are three top things that infant Becky thought she'd have at 23...


A house
It seemed logical that once I'd become an adult, I'd be living in my own house. I did achieve this goal very briefly. During my three years at university, I had my own rented house which I loved very much however I shared it with my best friends and, once uni was over, they moved back home and I couldn't afford to rent alone. Alas, I find myself living back at my parents house. There was no way I could have understood the concept of a mortgage and the cost of living in 2014 when I was a child; all I knew was that all the adults I knew had their own house, therefore I must too. I don't mind living at home (for now) and I doubt, with the current house prices, I'll be buying my own house in the very near future (although a girl can dream!)

A husband
I think by 23 I thought I'd have been married for two years - yes ladies and gents, I was one of those girls who thought I'd be married at 21. In reality, I couldn't have been more single at 21, which I was very happy about! Even now, I can't see myself getting married in the near future. I love weddings but I certainly do not want one just yet!

A fortune
I predicted great things for myself! I thought that I'd have the most amazing dream job as a veterinarian and be earning a nice wedge of cash for myself. Now I am 22, I can't say I know any people my age that are rich enough to buy their own house and spend money like it's nothing. I love my job but it's not the best paid, I certainly have to watch my spending, but when you're a child you think happiness is being rich when the reality is very far from it!

I think my aspirations were quite common amongst my childhood friend group but I thought it would be funny to look back and see how my life so far has actually turned out. When you're a child, all you want is to become an adult but once you get there you realise you never actually grow up (or is that just me?!...)!

Thanks for reading, why not share your childhood aspirations below!

6 comments

  1. This is such a great post. I'm 19 (20 in Feb next year) and when I was a kid I was somehow convinced that I would have a job, my own flat and possibly a few pets by the age of 20. Despite being drastically wrong (although I do have a kitten now haha), I'm kind of okay with it!

    Lauren x
    http://whatlaurendidtoday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I loved reading this post :) I was the same aged 10, the world seemed so amazing to dream now that I am 23 i don't seem to be a vet ahaha


    Hope you don't mind if I do a post like this, I will credit your blog?

    Kemples xx

    <3

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    1. Hi Abi, yeah that is no porblem at all! Send me the link when you're done :) xx

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  3. This is so relatable, I was exactly the same at that age! Life hasn't really worked out the way I thought it would, but that's not really a bad thing :) xx

    Toasty

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  4. Loved this post! Gosh I'm older than you and still don't have anything on you list or mine!! lols fingers crossed for a long life!!

    Becky
    www.bbyb.co.uk

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  5. Haha I've just turned 23 and this all sounds way too familiar! I suppose it's good to dream right?! Loved this post :)

    www.hdotxo.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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