27 Reasons Why It’s Bloody Amazing To Be A Woman In Her Twenties Right Now


No, but seriously, we’re living the actual dream.

Aside from y’know, all the pressures from society to have it all and what not. Life’s pretty dandy when you step back to think about it. Here’s why…

1. It’s actively encouraged that you go out and do your thang before you settle down. Whether that be travelling, setting up a business or snapping up promotion after promotion in the office – the world has never been our oyster in quite the way it is now.

2. Mint green Fiat 500s are an actual thing. Thank you, lord.

3. It’s considered *on point* to let your hair be a bit shit. Bit greasy? You can whack that up in a top knot. Bit frizzy? You can hide that under a fedora. Oh, and then there’s dry shampoo. Never has dealing with your mane been as easy and low mantinence as it is right now. Thanks 2015, you can stay.

4. You’re on the cusp of still being able to admit that you find members of One Direction attractive, yet you’re not young enough to have accidentally dedicated three years of your life to their fandom. Yey.

5. Prosecco and Cava exist and make you (and your social media followers) believe that you’re mega fly and swish and drinking champagne. Just y’know, without the price tag.

6. You’ve had enough time in your life to already re-read the Harry Potter franchise a few times over, AND been alive to get so excited it feels like there’s actual Merpeople swimming in your belly every time a new book comes out.

7. Maternity rights and equal pay are only going to be getting better and better. The future looks darn sparkling bright.

8. ASOS exists. Tiger exists. Etsy exists. Primark exists. Paperchase exists.

9. We’re the most darn internet and computer literate people in the world. Pretty much. Thank you very much MSN Messenger, you’re a stand up guy.

10. Avocados are in fashion. And they taste good. And they’re good for you. (And to think the generation before us had Slimfast as a fad health food *cries self to sleep with eveil laughter*)

11. Going on holiday is pretty damn cheap, and it’s considered important in this dan and age to take time out to just relax. So that week in Turkey? Basically a neccessity.

12. You cannot get lost. Thanks Google Maps. Thanks iPhone. Love you.

13. These little pots of magic exist where you can put your fingers in, swivel them around and voila, nail varnish is totally removed. Clever Bourjois, ensuring we never have crumbling tissue roll soaked in nail varnish remover problems again.

14. Fruit flavoured ciders are a thing that have replaced WKDs. All applaud and be forever grateful.

15. We can all be whoever we want to be without society shunning us – whether that’s gay, trans, bi or whatever. We’re the generation that’s redefining the new ‘normal’. Hurrah to that.

16. Pretty Little Liars. Grey’s Anatomy. One Tree Hill. Orange Is The New Black. The list is endless.

17. You’ve still got youth on your side so your face and body are looking *pretty* much at their peak, but guess what? You’ve finally learnt how to dress to suit your body rather than looking like a sack of mouldy potatoes, and you’ve self-taught (cheers YouTube) yourself to apply your make-up so you *almost* look like a member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan.

18. We get to actually use our own happiness to make decisions. Never has the phrase ‘do what makes you happy’ been uttered from parent down to offspring as much as it has with our generation.

19. We’ve already survived a recession and serious bout of national unemployment. We can handle anything the economy throws at us and it feels good. *inserts nail painting emoji*

20. There are so many damn inspirational, sassy slogan prints available to buy online, it’s impossible to not be permanently motivated.

21. Decent fake tan exists in the world which means you can actually look like a bronzed goddess without risking skin cancer or applying a year’s supply of Johnson’s Holiday Skin and smelling like biscuits.

22. The stigma around mental illness has never been lower. It’s OK to not be OK, and more than anything, there’s a lot of support to help you not be OK. Whether that’s from friends, family or the health system.

23. We can have any nail varnish colour in the whole bloomin’ colour spectrum. What’s more exciting than that, eh?

24. There’s an infinite number of cute kitten and puppy photos at our disposal for when we feel sad. Bloody damn great that internet is.

25. As a generation, we’re not scared of talking about uncomfortable subjects – Cystitis? No problem. Post natal depression? We got this. Infertility?ย  Let’s get a brew.

26. There is a suspiciously good amount of brilliant stationery around. And that’s something worth celebrating, always.

27. There’s this feeling in the air, this feeling that we can do ANYTHING. Anything. That we got this. And that? That’s something seriously effing exciting.

  • ciara

    I absolutely fucking love this. Thank k you hannah, its 7.30am, raining and i need to go to work, but this just set my Wednesday off to a great start!

  • Love this! Oh the joy and excitement of a new Harry Potter book coming out… those were the days !


  • Eve

    I love this post! With a slight hang-over from all the prosecco at my friend’s birthday last night *cue number 5*, this is exactly what I needed to hear haha.

    Eve xo

  • hhahhaha!!! I absolutely love this

  • This is everything I wanted to read in a post and I can 100% relate, thank you for brightening my day!

  • No. 27 – is the mantra!
    Frankie x


  • Feeling terrible this morning and this post has definitely helped to cheer me up a bit!

    Thanks Hannah ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lauren xx

  • This has just made my morning SOOO much better ๐Ÿ™‚

    Emily xx

  • BRILLIANT list post, however I did spend 3 years fixed on 1D and now living with the aftermath of being an older fan – and Mint Green pastel cars, thank youuuuuuu! MSN ruled my life but it’s helped us bloggers become pretty fab right?

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • Joy

    Dry shampoo is a modern day savior! As gross as this sounds to some people, I like to let my hair go a week at a time without washing. The oils are good for my hair, especially considering how dry it is. I wouldn’t get past that last day if it wasn’t for dry shampoo.

  • Ken Courtice

    Entertaining piece that sums up why Millenial’s are posed to take over the world. All 27 reasons why “they” are set to take on the world and destined to be as impactful as the ” Boomer” generation once was. Well written piece of journalism! ???

  • Alas…I am about 50 days away from my 20’s being a thing of the past.

    Still, I personally feel like I sucked at being 20, never got the whole “being young” thing and I must be an old soul in a getting-less-young-by-the-day body.

    Here’s hoping that I settle nicely into middle age!

  • This is such an uplifting post ๐Ÿ™‚ msn did wonders and of course we’re the iPhone generation! I LOVE that tiger exists also. Yay. Celebrate being alive in 2015 xx

  • I have fallen in love with Etsy, and it is turning out to be a very, very dangerous trap. Like very. Especially with me moving into my first, real (aka bigger than 10 square meters) apartment next fall!!



  • Emily

    This has made my day! Thank you!

  • I feel like I should bookmark this and read it whenever I’m being a moody, ungrateful little bitch. So, so good Hannah! It sometimes feels like a massive weight that we can now do anything we want to – this reminds me that it’s a positive thing!

    http://www.whileimyoungandskinny.com xx

  • This absolutely made my day! Thanks for sharing!!

  • This is THE BEST blog post I’ve read today, hell, best I’ve read in the past week! Great job!

  • Spot. On.

    PS) I feel like a traitor to the twenty-something generation because i have no idea what Tiger is.

  • Really love this!

  • Loooove this! Such an empowering post, I feel like I can take on anything


  • Great list ๐Ÿ™‚

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs โ™ฅ

  • This makes me feel amazing to be in my 20’s!

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  • This made me well up and want to be the best damn woman I can be. Beyonce music playing softly in the background as I achieve and conquer goals!!!!!!!! YOU GO GIRL. xxxx

  • Kelly

    I love this. You are so funny! ?

  • jain

    Hannah…..been following your posts for a while,somewhat bemused as to what the younger generation get up to,think about,work as ,travel to,blah blah…..this post is great! You will, be horrified…i hope not but you will be…to know that you have a follower over 50,but who has a teenage daughter so is trying to keep with the programme. All i can say is that the word GRATITUDE is banded about a lot in the slogans we see everyday…which i hasten to add i love,screenshot and glad pop up often when you just need them….only just learnt to screen shot by the way….anyway,back to the point…horrors have a glass of cava i am sipping on the table as i write this……anyways….you have succinctly listed how fab it is to be 20 in 2015…and you know what…good on yer girl,you got it,some of the silly things are still unique to you, mint cars and mint nail varnish,some we had in our 20s,but the fact you can acknowledge and spread the word through your blog to loads of people is fab…because you are all lucky and have life and wonderful choices ahead of you. Go grab the world by the balls. I had my first advocado at 20,sadly it was a dodgy one that tasted like soap in a bar off Leicester Square…..i adore them now but wouldn’t touch one for years. ..enjoy your work because it is wonderful,getting paid to blog about holidays,makeup ,clothes,spiritual matters and current affairs is hard work but flexible and fun….go for it.xxx

  • Polly

    Hannah you are just so witty! Love this ๐Ÿ˜€ x

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  • AMEN SISTER!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ?

  • The best thing is the feeling that we can do ANYTHING!! We really can ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Go us!!

    You sound a lot happier in your posts recently, hope it’s a true reflection of how you feel!


  • Definitely needed to read this today ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been struggling with my first post-college job and it feels like I’m living an absolute nightmare. Spent the last 6 months (since my employment) looking for a new one and am thinking about trying my hand at blogging. You had me rolling in laughter about the self tanner smelling like biscuits bit! Thanks so much for this encouraging post ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s definitely a good reminder that’ll get me through the day.

  • I think I’m most excited about having been able to read the Harry Potter series numerous times… Great post! Really loved this.

  • I LOVE this Hannah! Flipping brill. And you’re so right, the world is our oyster. Or, y’know, avocado ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  • Avocados. OITNB. Etsy. LOVE. lol Stumbled across your blog on Bloglovin’ and it’s great!



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  • Such an awesome list!! I can relate 100%!! LOVE IT!! Well done Hannah!

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