So far graduated college and started grad school. I am 23.
aged 8 years
Got a real job after getting my bachelor's degree, spent several years as a single man, trained my ass off, got my master's, and met the woman who is now my wife.
Graduated from undergrad. Became a teacher, completed my master's degree. Knew I couldn't be a teacher for 30 years, so I became a financial advisor. I am about to begin my MBA. I am 25. You can probably guess I have had zero meaningful relationships during this time, but I'm ok with that. And I am a female.
I masturbated a lot.
having graduated ucsb i moved to japan. played guitar in a japanese indie rock band. played bass in a japanese blues band. played the field, extensively. surfed at least 100 days a year. wrote a lot. read a lot. drank a lot. smoked a lot of dunhills. ran a few days a week along the river beds, did the regular 5k and occasional 10k and halfer. and then... at 27, somewhat burned out by all the fast livilng, settled down, got married, had kids... and eventually moved to california again. still married to that chick, 17 years later!
Spent 8 years in college working sporting goods and getting a degree in poli sci. Realized poli sci and sporting goods did not offer any financial stability and went to law school at 26. Got married just before law school, too. At 30, I was a peon at a big California law firm. Let me know when you want to know about 30 to 45 and I'll give you the rest of the story.
Master's degree, Ph.D., finished my post-doctoral research and then married the love of my life.
lets hear it
i was in the crotch from 16-20. at 22 i was a 2nd yr cal state u college student, wife & 2 kids. at 23 junior transfer to a UC campus with an internship at a local company. graduated at 25, went to work for the same company.
24got a masters degree.
24got a job at an accounting firm.
24-28had fun at bars/clubs w/ girls that i missed out on while a runner in college.
26 bought a condo, car, and everything that goes with it. Focus became putting in the hours at work, dating my girlfriend, and paying bills.
28 quit the accounting firm job and went "in-house" with a large corporation's tax department. 25% bump in pay and far less hours.
28 started running again.
29 started putting in serious miles again but no workouts; hit 15:30's for a few road 5ks and 1:09 for a half marathon to knock some rust off.
30 currently - looking forward to a fun, fast spring/summer if I can fix my current knee issue. Have the occasional club fun when I visit friends in bigger cities, however, the focus is on running and getting more comfortable financially (ie, paying for what I bought previously and digging out of the inherited hole I started in as a poor kid).
I'm guessing circa 36-37 I'll settle down a bit, especially when running ability plateaus/diminishes no matter how hard the body tries. But for now it's all about living early 30's as a single guy just like 20's. I don't know many people who experience late 20's/early 30's as a single guy, but so far it has been a brilliant idea.
I graduated college, finished my MA, got married and had 3 kids.
Finished undergrad, worked seasonally for a year, contemplated grad school while unemployed, got a full-time job, transferred, bought a house, started an MS program.
22 Graduated from college, got married
23 Had first baby, two weeks later started first job as a systems analyst for a local government
24 Got divorced
25 Bought my first house, worked on computer aided dispatch/911
26 Worked on computer aided dispatch/911
27 Worked on computer aided dispatch/911
28 Sold my house, bought another. Started dating the girl I would marry.
29 Moved in with my fiance. Started renting my house.
30 Married my wife, started working on fire hydrant maintenance system, conceived second baby. Still owned my depreciating house.
Odd that you would pick that age range, because for me that was a VERY defining and separate part of my life; bookmarked by big moments. I graduated from college at age 22 and moved to California from Ohio after getting married at age 23. After working for several newspapers and then a publishing company, all for very little money (my highest salary during that time was $19,500), and this was in Palo Alto, CA, a very expensive place to live. I then went back to school (English Education). We then moved to Michigan so my wife could get another MA, and then to Washington DC where we both worked for 3 years. At about this time, I turned 30 and we had our first child. Looking to have a lower cost of living and to be closer to family, we then moved back to Ohio so my wife could be a stay at home mom. Not only was 30 when I first became a father, but it is when I finally started to make halfway decent money.
So for me, 22-30 meant higher education, low-paying stepping-stone type jobs, moving around to chase more education and more low-paying jobs and the freedom to do all of that because there were no kids yet. We did do a lot of traveling in California though. It was a fun time, but I wouldn't want to go back.
22 -Graduated college....my old man tried to convince me to go be a ski bum in Colorado for 2 years.
23 -Started working at a bank and taught at a hockey school.
24 -Bought a car
25 -Laid off, started working in parking garages and renting real estate after hours....Wishing I had been a ski bum.
26 -See above.
27 -Met some guys who were traders.....begged for a job and actually got it. Worked at Fleet Feet at night.
28 -Traded, worked at Fleet Feet at night.
29 -Traded, worked at Fleet Feet at night.
30 -Finally quit Fleet Feet.
Graduated from college, joined military, worked my ass off to pay off bills, met spouse and had first child by 30.
easy, run marathons and other races of shorter distances