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27 reasons I love being 27

January 21, 2016

Age has always been something people stress over, and not many people want to get older. I was the same for a while. I was scared of a lot of things involved with ageing and if I could have I probably would have paused my age at 25.

I’ve sort of changed my mind about this lately though. Ageing isn’t all that bad. Perhaps it’s because I try to focus on the positive things lately, rather than stress about the negative. A year or so ago, I started getting grey hairs, and I absolutely freaked out. I even cried about it, because I felt it was super unfair that a 25-26 year old should have to deal with that kind of problem.

I’m not going to lie, it still bothers me, but I certainly don’t stress about it as much any more. Worst comes to worst, there is always hair dye. I even heard about some sort of chalk or powder that you can put on to hide the grey hairs without damaging the hair by dyeing it too often. I guess I also realised that no one really cares about it but yourself. So what’s the point of stressing out about something when you don’t have to.


There were many other things I was worried about too, that I now feel a lot better about, but I won’t bother you with those. Instead, let’s focus on the positive, and what this post is actually about – why I love being 27. So without further ado, here are my reasons.

  1. I’ve reached the age where I feel I can make actual mature decisions.
  2. People trust you to know what you’re talking about a bit more than when you were younger.
  3. I still have heaps of time to figure out what I want to do with my life.
  4. I don’t often get asked for ID to enter bars.
  5. I’m not really held back by age restrictions any more.
  6. I can easily enjoy a night in without feeling I’m being boring.
  7. There’s lots of time left for me to have kids.
  8. I can now say things like ‘From experience’, because I’ve been around for a while.
  9. I experience nostalgia more frequently than I used to and I love it.
  10. I don’t feel like I need to impress people any more, and can just be myself.
  11. My confidence has improved hugely.
  12. I can laugh at silly things teenagers worry about.
  13. I can actually give sound advice based on my own experiences.
  14. I can cut ‘bad’ people out of my life without worrying too much about it.
  15. I’ve learned not to worry about things that won’t matter in the future.
  16. My cooking and baking skills have improved significantly.
  17. I make my own decisions and don’t feel bad about it.
  18. I feel comfortable dining alone and don’t worry about what others might think.
  19. I’m better at prioritising things.
  20. I feel I can open up to friends more without being embarrassed.
  21. I get to attend quite a few weddings and collect ideas for my own.
  22. I know the importance of saving money.
  23. I don’t feel pressured to do things I don’t want to do.
  24. I care a lot more about others and try to help where I can.
  25. I think more about my health and make better choices.
  26. I’ve realised we all fail sometimes, and that’s OK.
  27. I have a better idea of what I want from life.

Most of these things happen at different stages of life for everyone, but they are things that I definitely feel have come into my life recently. I’m pretty happy with my life and my experiences so far, and I’m excited for what’s to come. To mention a few – moving to Sweden, getting married, and starting a family. Who wouldn’t look forward to that?

Are you happy with your age?




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  • Miriam

    Hey Sophie, good for you. Sounds like you’re at a good stage of your life, enjoy. As for me I’ve just turned 50 I always thought it sounded so old but now that I’m here I don’t feel it. I feel so blessed, weight wise I’ve never felt better or more confident. Loving life!

    January 21, 2016 at 9:54 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Glad to hear it! Age should never be a thing to worry about I reckon, it happens to us all! 🙂

      January 21, 2016 at 11:09 am Reply
  • hugsxheart

    I totally agree with you ! High five for being 27 😉

    January 21, 2016 at 2:47 pm Reply
  • Hilda & Elba

    Hi Sophie, love your blog name and post,

    I´m 33 now , and i love my age, also all the process in between, Im looking forward for the surprises that the future will have, and gratefull for every present day 🙂

    January 22, 2016 at 2:01 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Glad to hear it, sounds like you’ve got a great attitude 🙂 I’m also looking forward to what the future will bring 🙂

      January 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm Reply

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