Turning 27; looking forward to the future

I turned 27 at the end of September and despite my every efforts to remind myself that I’m still young, I can’t help but think about the fact that I’m getting closer to the big 3-0.

Blogger Georgia Hathaway on turning 27
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Don’t get me wrong, 27 isn’t old at all. But it’s definitely ‘late-twenties’ territory, where there are expectations galore. If I had a pound for every time I heard the following, I’d be a rich woman;

“When are you getting engaged?”
“Ooh, it’ll be you and Phil next!” (Usually said at engagement parties and weddings)
“When you both have kids…”

It never ends.

As a teenager, I never planned to achieve certain things by a specific age. However, if you asked me to describe a typical 27 year old, I would have probably said they would be settling down, engaged or married, pregnant or raising a family.

Living life my way

Fast-forward to the present day and my views have completely changed. While I have nothing against those who have nailed those achievements already, they’re just not on my agenda right now. Everyone’s different, I guess!

Personally, I don’t want to get married any time soon (what’s the hurry if it’s meant to be?) and I don’t particularly want children either (love them but not for me!).

I just want to live in the now, push myself, work hard, travel, visit new places, have new experiences and keep discovering who I am. I want to be selfish while I can.

Being in your late-twenties doesn’t have to mean wedding bells and babies. Do what you want. And don’t feel pressurised by everyone else. It’s YOUR life so live it YOUR way. There is no hidden manual where you have to follow the instructions.

I’m looking forward to the continuing the adventure!


  1. 5th October 2016 / 9:48 am

    I admire you for standing your ground against those who constantly ask prying questions! It’s funny how different everyone is, I’m 28 and married and hope to have a family soon – but the constant questions since we got married of when that might happen are draining! xx

  2. Georgia
    5th October 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Hi Sophie, thank you for your lovely comment! As I said, I have absolutely nothing against marriage and children but they’re just not for me right now! I can only imagine the amount of “when are you starting a family?” questions you’re having now that you’re married! It must be exhausting having to explain yourself when there’s no need! Thank you for reading :)

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