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.
cantaloupe / 6669 posts
Married for 3.5 years and new baby
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!
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.
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.
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.
nectarine / 2204 posts
I was working, at the same company I'm still at actually, and got engaged one month after turning 26.
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.
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!
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.
apricot / 258 posts
Married for 3 yrs, pregnant with DS #1, in my career for 3 hrs and received my first promotion.
hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39513 posts
I was traveling a lot for work. I was single for half of 26!
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!
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!
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!
hostess / papaya / 10219 posts
12 years ago.... Sigh... I was single, in my career/done with grad school, partying like a rock star!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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..............
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!
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!
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!
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.
wonderful olive / 19353 posts
Married, was 5 years into my career and 2 years into our own biz with the hubby.
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.
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.
persimmon / 1316 posts
Working in my current career dating my now husband.
coconut / 8854 posts
I was working in my field, owned a home, married for 3 years, and pregnant with our 1st child!
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.
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.
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.
clementine / 846 posts
Married 2.5 years and trying for a baby! Own a home, established career and never really was into partying.
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.
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.
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!!
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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