Questions You Shouldn’t Ask a Twenty-Something


Being in your twenties is a confusing and EXHAUSTING time period. You have to figure out who you are, plan your future, pass college, work to earn some cash, have a fitness regimen, stay healthy, make time for friends and family and find some time to have “Me Time.”

Can you say Millennial. Freakin.’ Overload?

While all of us in our twenties are simply coping with our lives, trying to find some peace amidst the chaos, sometimes the simplest things can remind us just how much of a quarter-life crisis we are having.

Constructing yourself in your twenties is hard enough, but if you want to prevent someone in their twenties from having a panic attack, please refrain from ever asking these questions in conversation:

Question #1: “So what are you going to do after school/What do you want to do with your life?”

I mean, how in the world are we supposed to figure out what we want to do with our lives when we don’t even know what we are going to do in 24 hours?! 

Question #2: “Are you with someone? (If so), you thinking marriage? (If not),  why not?”

(In a relationship) Let me acknowledge the fact that people think we would love our love lives to be on full display like an episode of “The Bachelor.” Whether someone is with someone or not, is it your business? Who cares of the pressures for the future? Your relationship is your relationship and the story of it is between you and that one person *Drops Mic*…… He smiled at me and left. 

(Single) Is  it so wrong to go home, binge watch “Younger” and eat Godiva Chocolate with a messy bun and no makeup? Who needs to be in a relationship when you found pure happiness right there? 

Question #3: “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?”

Oh you know, being rich, living in a mansion, with Beyonce as my best friend. 

Question #4: “Do you still live with your parents?”

Hey, not all of us can afford to live in a condo downtown immediately after school ends. Also, not all of us can find cool roommates to live with as they did in “New Girl.” Are there really craig list ads for those? 

Question #5: “Are you going to be moving out?”

Well after reflecting on my bank account, I’ve concluded that the corner wall of the local coffee shop seemed like a great place to live. 

Question #6: “Why don’t you go out more?” 

I looked out the window, it still looks the same. Day accomplished. 

Question #7: What are you going to do with your degree? 

If I knew, I would be working that dream job by now. 

Question #8: *Gets Job* “What was the importance of college if you aren’t using your degree?”

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?! It’s not as easy as it seems!  Zombie Apocalypse take me now! 

Question #9: “You know time is going to run out faster than you know?”

Yeah I think I’ve figured that out when I graduated high school and entered the college world. Wait so, do money trees really exist? 

Question #10: “How many kids do you want?” 

I already have a cheaper by the dozen family with my stuffed animals. Doesn’t that count for now? Also  I thought I was still a kid? When did I really become an adult? Oh shit…  (Insert Freak out moment). 

Question #11: “Are you going to be working that same part-time job for the rest of your life?” 

All I need is life is money to buy food, duh!

Question #12: “Why aren’t you happier?” 

Maybe, because growing up sucks, okay?!

Question #13: “Don’t you feel as if your twenties are the best years of your life?”

I’ll let you know when I’m done stressing about how to make them that. 

Current State

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Yes! So true. Love this post!

  2. Musings says:

    I’m actually laughing out loud and today has been sucky, so thanks for that 🙂 N0. 5, 6, and 13 are soooo true.

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