#socialbloggers 116 // Growing Up

socialbloggers growing up

I’ve just separated my washing into lights and darks on the floor in my hallway and then put the darks in. WTF is happening to me? I’m almost a grown-up. I actually can’t believe it.

I’m feeling it more than ever, it’s not just that I’ve turned 30, but this whole living on my own thing. I know I keep going on and on about it. I KNOW I KNOW RIGHT. Buttttt it’s kind of a big deal for me. Living alone is a dream I’ve had for YEARS, I just never thought I’d be able to make it happen. Now look at me. It’s been exactly a month and I’m still here, surviving on my own. POW POW I’M AWESOME.

Anyway, growing up takes different forms. Study, relationships, mortgages, bills, cars, life lessons, children, jobs, promotions. It’s interesting to think about how life has changed in 5 years.

For me, 5 years ago I was in a shared house with 3 other girls. I’ve had two new jobs since then, 3 new houses, 3 new cars, 3 new blogs and I’ve made about a 3000000 new friends.

I have small regrets, but nothing major. My main regret is not being strict with money. Being a single women that has a decent job, I’ve had the chance to save. I’ve also had the chance to buy shoes, dresses, computers, iPads, computer games, holidays, expensive food and more. And I took the latter option. I wanted to enjoy my younger years being single and having no kids.

I’ve been in full-time employment on a management wage now for 6 years. I should have started being bit smarter with money years ago. Oops.

I don’t know what the future holds for me. I’m hoping a mortgage isn’t too far in my future. I’m ready to commit to that, I think.

Tell me your story 🙂

social bloggers

Q1: What has changed most in your life in the past 5 years?

Q2: Do you have any regrets over the past few years?

Q3: Where do you see yourself in 5 years job wise?

Q4: What do you hope for your blog in the future?

Q5: How will your personal/family life change in the next 5 years?

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  1. August 15, 2016 / 11:05 am

    When I think about it, a lot has changed in my life in the past 5 years, mostly in good ways! First thing that triggered everything was ending my 6 years relationship which did nothing but put me down then finding the Mr Right and now I’m married to him. I don’t really have long term plans at the moment, but I guess in 5 years I’d want to have a kid then own house and finally settle down in one country, rather than moving around all the time 🙂 x
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  2. August 15, 2016 / 11:53 am

    I love this! I really want to live on my own but right now I don’t have the money or the job to do this. Little things like laundry absolutely baffle me, I tried baking a cake yesterday and that just reaffirmed how un-grown up I am. It sounds like such an exciting chapter in your life! Well done xxx

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  3. August 15, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    It’s interesting to think about five years in the future, because five years in the past seems so long ago! My mom mentioned on the phone that it was almost five years ago that my husband asked me to marry him, which means that I was only a year out of school, and still struggling to make my way in a career that I would ultimately leave. I want to say that I’ll be blogging full time in five years (who knows?), but I also hate to box myself in!

  4. August 15, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    Glad you’re happy living on your own!
    So much has changed in the last years, I moved to a different country again, finished Uni, traveled to so many new places and I’m grateful for each experience. Of course there were also crappy times, but I don’t focus on those.

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  5. August 15, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    I had my first son when I was 23, divorced at 26 and bought my own apartment when I was 27 so I had no choice but to grow up really quick. By the time I turned 30, I was ready for my life to slow down and be boring….my 20s were more messed up than I want to admit. LOL!
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  6. August 15, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Really interesting having all of those Twitter Q&A replies to look at alongside your main post. Growing up has been on my mind a lot recently, and like you say, it can take many forms, whether it’s in the shape of marriage and children, or moving out and getting a mortgage. And don’t worry, you’re not weird for separating your washing – I’ve been doing it for years, I just like to see it as being a next level washer of clothes person, haha! I think growing up is inevitable of course, but I like to balance it out by still clinging to my younger side and having fun wherever I can, and taking joy in the simple things. I’m 26 now, but I hope when I hit my 30’s I’m still as fun-loving as I am now, and don’t worry Corinne, you’re still cool! 😀 – Tasha
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  7. August 16, 2016 / 1:16 am

    It’s crazy how much life can change in 5 years. Sometimes I think 5 years won’t make much of a difference in my life, but then I look back 5 years and think wow, life can change a lot… 🙂
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  8. August 16, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    I hope you’ll buy a house soon. xx
    It’s amazing how much my life changed in the last 5 years too, I moved to UK, so that made a huge difference. The next 5 should be quiet with no major changes.
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