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Ours is the generation of Twitter, Miley Cyrus and selfie sticks. However, there are still some quintessential parts of growing up that (mostly) don't include popular culture.
Here are some things everyone should do before they become a proper adult:
Take a trip to Middle Wallop. or Rainbow Bottom (actual place names).
Going to Thorpe Park as Rafael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Yes.
Some call it a ‘gap yah’ others call it a mission: whatever you call it, do it.
Grilled tarantula anyone? Battered crickets? Deep-fried Mars Bar?
It's a rite of passage.
Think growing a beard or dip-dyeing your hair.
Scared of public speaking? Recite poetry. Scared of heights? Skydive. Do something so frightening your legs shake.
By now you should have a job, and it's a great feeling to be able to treat your family to dinner. It doesn't have to be pricey, just delicious!
If you don't know, get to know.
Ours is the global generation, and if there's one thing that encompasses every new experience on this list, it's learning a new language.
Don't worry if you haven't done some of these, now's the chance to do so. After all, the second milestone is 25, so get to it!
HT: polkadotpassport and allwomenstalk