Turning 27…

…is hard!

You start getting asked if you are married or not more than a national average of 3 times a day. People assume if you are not a marriage material or why else you can’t even snag a husband. It gets worse when people start wondering why do you not even have a boyfriend!

You go to a store and anti-ageing is pushed onto you like no tomorrow. There was a time when taking care of wrinkles began after you turned 35. Now, mid-late twenties is already so damn late that you are on your way to looking like a pug.

You are still stuck in a limbo because clothes at Macy’s and Nordstrom look too aunty-like and you still fall for the pretty teeny bopper clothes at Forever 21.

Going out and partying induces a major calculation drive that involves what time do you need to wake up the next day and how many hours of sleep you shall get.

Beginning of the month brings about a ‘Woohoo’ for the start of a new month budget and a ‘Waaaan’ when all the mortgages and rents and EMIs leave your bank accounts

You can no longer wolf down those 3 slices of pizza without freaking out about that belly bulge. ‘A moment on the lips, forever on the hips’ is here to stay, baby!

Binge drinking brings about a worse hangover than ever. Your stomach also refuses to co-operate anymore and say hello to way too many restroom visits the next day.

Teenage acne has given way to adult acne. Hmmpphh.

If your skin was dry all your life, it starts turning oilier. The reverse is also true. In short, your skin hates you now.

Say hello to being called ‘Aunty’ by your friends’ babies.

So, it happened on the 26th of September for me and I am dealing with it with a mixture of trepidation and happiness. I thank God for his little mercies and for making me see another year of life. The ball is in His court now to start turning up the ‘good’ about my days.

PS : I got my driving license card on Saturday and it is here to stay till 2019, babay!

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37 thoughts on “Turning 27…

  1. I love this post!! Belated happy birthday!! 🙂
    I can so relate to almost all of these, but I loved the clothes one, the calculating sleep one (I do that every night), the pizza and binge drinking ones!! And yeah, friends’ kids calling you aunties, I dread the day!! 😦 My best friend is expecting a baby next month, so it’s not too far!!
    I’m turning 28 in 3 months, so let’s see what that holds! By the way, I just read an article on Thought Catalog that claims 27th year is the worst crisis year, and then it gets better!! http://thoughtcatalog.com/emma-golden/2014/09/9-depressingly-real-reasons-why-27-is-your-crisis-year/

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    • Oh baapre. My crisis year started when I turned 26. I was as lost as a toddler in a crowd. I still am. I have no idea what the future holds.
      It is very stressful and awkward when people ask ‘what next’.

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      • Oh I know what you mean! I used to feel this way when I turned 25 or 26, but I think I feel calmer now.. I’ve learned to accept that my life path is different, and that things will eventually fall into place! I don’t need to follow the standard Indian path of education –> job –> marriage –> kids! I tell friends and family that I still feel like 21 or 22, coz I still don’t know what I want from life, and I still want to live life by what I think is right and drives me and makes me happy! 🙂
        I wrote this post on one of those days – http://kinminsworld.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/did-i-forget-to-grow-up/
        And as I have opened up about this, I have found other people who are like this too! 🙂

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          • Yes, I do know what you mean! Yeah, it’s like I was this person who knew what she was doing and was super focused and mature and knew what wanted out of life! And then I started questioning if I really want to do this, and to figure out what I really want! I used to call it the quarter life crisis, when I was 25ish! :p I’m past that stage now, but somehow feel that things will fall into place! 🙂 I wish I lived in SoCal, I visited San Diego in April and loved it! 🙂 I live in Pittsburgh, on the East coast!

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  2. First time here and first things first- belated birthday wishes PB! 🙂

    I guess somethings are just so common from the time you hit mid twenties. Especially the ‘so when are you getting married?’ question. It is every aunt’s default question. 😛

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  3. Belated happy birthday PB. and you are being too hard on yourself, like, what is wrong with buying clothes from F21? If they look good on you and not absurd, who cares what their target customers are 🙂

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  5. Dont worry girl. It’s scientifically proven that a woman is most beautiful at 30. So you can tell those auntiji’s that youre waiting to ‘peak’ before tying the knot. That gives you 3 years ‘to find yourself a good husband’, as the auntijis would put it & to enjoy life… 😀 oh btw First time here, love your blog 🙂

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  6. Pehle toh Belated Happy Birthday.. Hope you had a lovely time! 🙂 🙂

    and about that post! I agree to each and every point! I still can’t believe I am nearing 30!! 😦 There is nothing that consoles me and I go Joey every now and then.. “Why God, Why?” 😦

    And congrats for that license.. Finally, eh? 🙂
    Hugs!

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