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what were you doing at 26?

  1. matador84

    papaya / 10560 posts

    I had been married for 2 years. I wasn't pregnant yet, but would be soon. I had my masters degree for 5 years and was realllllly into my career--working about 80 hours a week.

  2. daniellemybelle

    cantaloupe / 6669 posts

    Married for 3.5 years and new baby

  3. IRunForFun

    pomelo / 5509 posts

    Hmmmm most of 26 was when I had just called off an engagement after a 4 year relationship but shortly before I met my DH. I was working in what I thought was my career but I changed my mind 2 years ago and now I'm back in school. I wouldn't say I was "partying" exactly but I definitely went out and also drank a lot more often than I do now! Pretty much I had no clue what I actually wanted at 26. A lot has changed in 6 years!

  4. MrsKoala

    cantaloupe / 6869 posts

    In grad school and had been with my future husband for only about a year. We were in a long distance relationship at that point.

  5. brownepiano

    persimmon / 1467 posts

    Out of school and married for 3 years. I just turned 27 right before ds2 was born. So (since I being pregnant) 26 was a pretty terrible year. Except it was a milestone year for me in terms of profession.

  6. coopsmama

    cantaloupe / 6059 posts

    I will be 26 in a little over a month. I'm a SAH mom to two and will have a third by the time I'm 26. That's pretty much it and what 26 will look like.

  7. Miss Ariel

    nectarine / 2204 posts

    I was working, at the same company I'm still at actually, and got engaged one month after turning 26.

  8. lilteacherbee

    cantaloupe / 6791 posts

    I'm 26 now (will be 27 in September). I've been married for 5 years and had baby #2 the month before I turned 26. I graduated college a year early, taught for 5 years, and then decided on a career change after my youngest was born.

  9. periwinklebee

    grapefruit / 4462 posts

    I was dating DH, going to school, working, and living in a tiny apartment with a roommate, in the same city I live in now. I don't think I really partied much, but I did do a bunch of triathlon training, which was awesome!

  10. macintosh

    pear / 1750 posts

    I was living in a different city, single (probably dating), working a busy full time job with a corporate hotel chain. It was a good time. I was mostly done partying, but there were some special occasions. I had a lot of fun being single but I also dated a lot of jerks. 2 years later I moved to Chicago and met DH.

  11. ModernDayJibarita

    apricot / 258 posts

    Married for 3 yrs, pregnant with DS #1, in my career for 3 hrs and received my first promotion.

  12. autumnlove

    hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39513 posts

    I was traveling a lot for work. I was single for half of 26!

  13. Rocker2014

    persimmon / 1367 posts

    I had finished grad school and was well into building my career, and was in an extended "just for fun" relationship that ended just before I turned 27. I was living with one of my best friends and definitely still partying!

  14. mrsjyw

    GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22646 posts

    26 was a crazy year for me. I got engaged started a new job (my current career 7 years later) bought our house and moved in together! We were still going out but over our partying days!

  15. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    Married for 3 years, no kids, working for 4 years (same company now for 10 years!) I don't even know what I did with all my time back then but it'd be nice to get some of that free time back!

  16. travellingbee

    hostess / papaya / 10219 posts

    12 years ago.... Sigh... I was single, in my career/done with grad school, partying like a rock star!

  17. lamariniere

    pineapple / 12566 posts

    It's so interesting to read all of these!

    26 was almost 10 years ago for me. I was in a long term relationship, living in Paris with my boyfriend of the time, working as a nanny, traveling when I could and doing photography.

  18. Ree723

    grapefruit / 4819 posts

    I was single, no kids, master's degree already completed, living the dream life in London. I had a great job, travelled the world over, and was having the time of my life in the greatest city in the world. My 20s, especially the latter half, were amazing.

  19. Pumuckl

    pomegranate / 3601 posts

    I was engaged with no kids and already working for the same company for a couple of years already that I now still work for.

  20. Trailmix

    nectarine / 2152 posts

    I got married when I was 26. We had been together for 5+ years at that point. We lived in NYC (where we still live), and I was working in the same career path I still work now. But man, life was fun then, did a lot of partying and was pretty much free as a bird! It was only 6 years ago but feels like a lifetime!

  21. LuLu Mom

    GOLD / wonderful olive / 19030 posts

    I got married at 26, I was in my career/done with school, but we were still enjoying the night life at that point! We went out every weekend for drinks/dinners/parties and bars with friends/ect. Baby would come about a year and 1/2 later and that's when we completely settled down.

  22. lilyann

    nectarine / 2878 posts

    2012 for me, so I had been married for 2 years, in my career for 3 years, and had my first baby

  23. snowjewelz

    wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts

    I was single and in my career. At least I think I was single? I totally forget when I met DH..............

  24. yoursilverlining

    eggplant / 11824 posts

    In a long term relationship with DH, done with school, building my career, partying plenty, having a blast - working hard, playing hard!

  25. josina

    pomegranate / 3949 posts

    LTR with DH, 6 years at that point already, I think we bought our house that year. 1 year in at the job I still have doing graphic design. Definitely went out more then, but not a ton.
    Not much has changed other than getting married and having DS!

  26. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    At 26 I had just moved to NYC, something I wanted to do for years. I had called off an engagement with someone else so that I could get back together with my now husband. I knew he was the one
    I was in a job that was stable but I knew wasn't my life-long career. I got out of it a year later.
    I was definitely going out a ton. DH was my serious boyfriend at the time and we went out Thursday, Friday, Saturday with friends. And frequent happy hours during the week.

    Honestly 26/27 was one of my favorite years!

  27. PeaceLily

    apricot / 360 posts

    I got married when I was 26 and actually spent most of the year job hopping a bit (I left my dead end corporate marketing job when I was 25) until I ended up at the nonprofit I work for now about 5 months before my wedding. I was living in NYC with my husband and we were saving up money to buy a house in the suburbs.

    I'm now 28, still at the same nonprofit (that I love!), have a house in the suburbs and am about to start my master's degree. I feel like a lot has changed in the last 2 years since I was 26.

  28. Alivoo01

    wonderful olive / 19353 posts

    Married, was 5 years into my career and 2 years into our own biz with the hubby.

  29. mediagirl

    hostess / wonderful persimmon / 25556 posts

    OTHER: Home owner.

    Also: Single. No Kids. Done with school. Partying. Owned my first house. In my career. 26 was awesome.

  30. DillonLion

    GOLD / eggplant / 11516 posts

    Married for 2 years, owned a home, well into my career, already had a degree, and had a 1 year old.

  31. Mrs.Pinecone316

    persimmon / 1316 posts

    Working in my current career dating my now husband.

  32. MrsBrewer

    coconut / 8854 posts

    I was working in my field, owned a home, married for 3 years, and pregnant with our 1st child!

  33. BlueWolverine

    pear / 1510 posts

    Single and in my last year of teaching high school before starting law school just before I turned 27. Definitely partying. Good times.

  34. simplyfelicity

    cantaloupe / 6634 posts

    When I was 26, I was living in a condo, in my second year of teaching (but first at my current job,) got a Yorkie, had a couple of boyfriends (not DH,) and was generally over partying. I met DH at 27.

  35. rattles

    grapefruit / 4903 posts

    I was in the middle of law school, and (now) DH and I were in the middle of our time long distance. We got engaged a few weeks after I turned 26. I spent the year planning our wedding, studying and working.

  36. Umbreon

    clementine / 846 posts

    Married 2.5 years and trying for a baby! Own a home, established career and never really was into partying.

  37. Chillybear

    pomegranate / 3032 posts

    2 weeks after turning 26 I got married. We had bought a house less than a year before. I had been out of college for 4 years and working in my field. We'd go out on the weekends and stuff but i was on medication and I wasnt able to drink.

  38. Caly

    nectarine / 2765 posts

    Almost 10 years ago I was married a year, owned a home, in my current job, traveling, not really partying but enjoying being footloose and fancy free. No kids til years to come.

  39. LovelyPlum

    eggplant / 11408 posts

    I had just gotten married, moved out of state, and started grad school full time. At 25, I left my first real job after undergrad (not a career) and worked a super dead end job while applying to school. I was just sorta kinda getting settled. Kids were still 4 years away.

    Now, at 32, I feel like I'm maybe getting somewhere, but I still have 3 years of school left, at least! I owned no home then and still don't now. We had debt then but less now. The biggest difference is that at 26, I was miserable and stressed. 25 was one of the hardest years of my life, amd i was a constant mess of stress. Now, we are at least happy!!

  40. NorCalWayfarer

    nectarine / 2134 posts

    At 26 I graduated from law school, got married, took an amazing 1 month long honeymoon, then started my job at a law firm. Busy year!

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