28 Years and 1 Day Old

I’ve officially completed 28* full years of existence (*This number is dependent on your stance on when life begins. For most, it’s the moment you first heard Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child included).

I wrote this list when I was still innocent and fearful of accidentally becoming a member of the 27 club through some fatal combination of Thin Mints and scented candles around my bed, which is pretty farfetched even for me.

Interested in what I had to look forward to this year, I turned to Google, only to be given some seriously conflicting information about my marriageability, my supposed career priorities, my general sense of happiness and my well-being.

Wanting something a little more aspirational and slightly more functional, I decided to search for some major accomplishments in science, literature and pop culture. Since my major accomplishments include multiple screenshots of Helen Hunt’s hair accessories in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, I knew I would have to seriously measure up.

8 Things Famous People Accomplished By 28 That I Am Nowhere Near Accomplishing

A gif of Chris Traeger from Parks and Rec saying "I'm 100% certain that I am 0% sure what I'm going to do."

Lesson learned 1 day into this new age: Don’t Google age milestones.

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Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials. This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials. She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.

2 thoughts on “28 Years and 1 Day Old”

  1. “I hope to use my 28th year communicating solely in gif.”

    I turned 28 one month ago and I have inserted gifs into every text conversation I have. I troll buzzfeed for things I will eventually be able to use. It’s out of control.


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