10 Things You Must Do Now That You’re 27*

*Or whatever age Thought Catalog thinks needs advice.

1. Fucks? Don’t give them.

look at all the fucks I give
Jessica Fletcher doesn’t give any fucks. Why should you?

2. Your opinion on my decision to eat everything bagels bathed in full fat cream cheese:

3. You and your opinion that I shouldn’t wear hair accessories:

Praying Mantis
Go away. We don’t want you here.

4. The opinion that you shouldn’t go back to school for whatever reason? This 32-year-old PhD student has a message for you:

Look at all the bothers I give
I’m doing whatever I want!

5. Did you forget not to give any fucks?

Cat knows this is not a game
Not giving a frak is serious business.

6. The proper reaction when someone tells you that theme parties are no longer an option:

this is sparta gif
Appropriate for most situations.

7. This is appropriate when someone tells you to get rid of your white dresses (even sundresses):

Jacke Nickleson Fuck you
Pretty much.

8. On being told that you shouldn’t go out dancing until the wee hours:

How dare you gif
How dare you!

9. Your reaction when someone tells you that you have to buy spendy clothes in your late-20s/30s:

shirley temple angry gif

10. What you should do when you see someone about to pen another sanctimonious post to anyone having a birthday:

notebook smash
Just stop it!

By [E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

9 replies on “10 Things You Must Do Now That You’re 27*”

Well that TC piece was depressing. 27 is too late to go back to school? Even if you go straight through to a doctoral program (and graduate college by 22, an accomplishment in itself when you consider the average college freshman is 19 and the average time to graduate is a little over 5 years) you’ll still most likely be in school when you celebrate your 10th reunion of high school.

Also, someone entering medical or law school at age 28 will be practicing medicine or law by the time they are 32. Not exactly “over the hill.”

I can’t stop laughing at the gifs for #3 and #4. But #5 is terrifying.

You’re never too old to go back to school. I know people that are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s coming back to college for a degree. (In computer science, no less!) It’s very inspiring.

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