1.You’re now someone who hands out business cards, not just the person who collects them. You’re still working hard as hell to prove yourself, but remember the 21-year-old intern days? Long gone.
2.You don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself for the first time in your life. You can totally binge watch movies all night and no homework deadline will stop you.
3.”Old enough to know better, young enough not to care” is your life motto. Who cares that it’s a work night? Not you! You have the rest of your life to go to bed at 10 p.m.
4.When you tell people in their late 20s that you’re 22, they’re jealous of how young you are. Then they start talking about all the fun things they got to do at 22 and you just think, Yeah, I know, I’m living my best life.
5.You’re making your own money, which means you can finally buy that new watch you wanted. It’s your money. Yes, you need to be smart with it and make sure you’re saving, but you can also treat yourself.
6.You easily straddle the worlds of the old and the young. You’ve explained Snapchat to the older people at work more times than you can count. You also have no idea how many times you’ve explained “on fleek” to them. But you can also expertly advise young people how to handle job interviews.
7.Your homework days are behind you, but a fully grown-up life with a mortgage, two kids, and a family dog is still probably pretty far off. Which means you can YOLO!