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18 Differences Between Your Early 20s And Your Late 20s

You can no longer stay up past 4a.m. to save your life.

1. You sleep in more.
I know this is counterintuitive, but when you're in your early 20s, you're so worried SOMEONE SOMEWHERE is having brunch without you that you basically stay up all night so you won't miss a Facebook alert. When you hit your late 20s, you're all "fuck that noise" and hit snooze 50 times and just eat brunch at 4pm in bed like God intended.


2. You're no longer on your parents' health insurance.
Or cell phone plan. These are the two worst things about being a Real Adult.

3. You can rent a car!
ROAD TRIPS GALORE. Here I come, Tagaytay. In your face, La Union. 'Til next time, Baler.

4. You go to brunch less.
Brunch kinda dies at 26 when you realize waking up to eat overpriced breakfast is just not where it's at.

5. You know the things you really want out of life.
Marriage? Kids? A mortgage? You might not have them yet, but you know whether or not you want them, period.

6. You live alone or with your significant other.
And not 50 million roomies who use your Nutella for GOD KNOWS WHAT when you're not home. And even if you're not alone or with your S.O., you're making some strides towards that lifestyle. (Although, let's be real, you'll probably never have more fun than when you lived with that one awesome soulmate BFF roommate.)

7. You have a pet.
And you love that pet so much that you'd rather skip da club to brush her hair and watch reruns of The Vampire Diaries together. #NoShame #Blessed #Cats

8. You're on a career path.
You've finally decided that you're definitely not maybe going to vet school (or you are in vet school), and you no longer vacillate between being a bartender and being a lawyer. You chose your path and you're gonna stay the road and sling those shots. At least until your mid-30s when all bets are off and you decide to go back to vet school.

9. You eat some real food sometimes.
Pizza for every meal is no longer the norm, and you know how to properly cook an egg. Multiple ways. You're one fancy old bitch.

10. You do your own laundry.
No longer running to mom's or asking yaya to pick up your clothes because that shit was making you tired. You now wash your clothes yourself, and you kinda love it. Nothing beats zenning out while you fold fitted sheets. WHICH YOU TOTALLY KNOW HOW TO DO. #baller

11. You pay for music and videos because downloading is too much of a hassle.
You might miss Pirate Bay and its porn ads, but you know it's time to pay for your own shit like a grown woman. 

12. You fully "get" Oprah.
I mean, you've always loved her, but now you get her.

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13. You take the bus as little as possible.
Uber costs P90, an additional P12.10 per kilometer, and P2 per minute? I'd rather not eat.

14. You're less experimental with your look.
You no longer cut your hair off on a whim because you know you could be dead before that shit grows back. And who has time for magenta hair? Only Katy Perry's got time for that, and that's because she has 52 personal assistants and 283 wigs.

15. You can no longer stay up past 4a.m. to save your life.
Like, your life might LITERALLY depend on it, and it's not happening. Goodbye, cruel world.

16. You know Saturday night is TV night.
There is no greater happiness than falling asleep on your boyfriend's shoulder while watching The Game Of Thrones together. Bonus points if there's a container of takout food on your lap and drool on his t-shirt.

17. You're more comfortable with not knowing what the eff is going on.
You thought you'd have it all figured out before 30. Now you know you won't, and that's just fine.

18. You sometimes pay when you go out with your parents.
Maybe it's every fifth time, but still. You now realize that that woman pushed you out of her vagina (!!!), and, dammit, she deserves some free meals every now and then. Plus, nothing matches how impressed your dad is with you when you pick up the tab. It's like you won a Nobel Peace Prize and a Pulitzer while giving birth to the next President on the same day you cured cancer. Go you.

This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.comMinor changes have been implemented by Cosmo.ph editors.