A Response To Taylor Swift's 22 From a 22 Year-old

By Issy Goode - 20:27

So, this is it, I'm now 22. People always ask the question on your birthday, 'how do you feel?' or 'Do you feel any older?' and honestly, I do a bit. I think progressively over the past few months since graduation I've started to feel different. And I thought what better way to summarise that difference then to respond to Taylor Swifts 22. 

A wise and mature 22 year old
It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters
No, it doesn't Taylor. Either I have to be up for work at 6am or it's the weekend and I don't want to ruin it with a hangover. I also sold all my hipster clothes after I graduated so I could afford to buy pencil skirts and office trousers.

And make fun of our exes
You know Taylor, I'm 22 now. Maybe, just maybe ... making fun of our ex-boyfriend's is a little more 18 than 22?

It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight
No it does not young lady, with a full time job I'm in bed WELL before midnight, even if I would rather be up eating breakfast.

To fall in love with strangers
As an adult who finds it hard enough to make new friends, I can't say I'm falling in love with any random strangers.

We're happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time
I'm happy, I'm certainly not free, I'm perpetually confused and I have my cat beside me, I would not say I'm lonely when I'm with my cat Taylor. 

It's miserable and magical
Like Harry Potter magical? If not, I'm not into into

Tonight's the night when we forget about the deadlines
Rub it in - I no longer have those kind of deadlines. I'd like nothing more than to procrastinate for 5 days straight then write an essay in 12 hours with the deadline looming. Way to remind me of my lost student days. 

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22
I'd probably rather feel 18, that's an age of less responsibility. Unless I'm doing 22 wrong? 

Everything will be alright, If you keep me next to you
Thought you said you were lonely? You're more like a teenager than a 22 year old, y'know? 

You don'tt know about me, but I'll bet you want to
I might use that line for my CV

Everything will be alright, If we keep dancing like we're 22
Okay I've still got some boogie in me at my age. 22 year old's still slut drop, right? 

It seems like one of those nights, this place is too crowded
Ah now you're on my level. This is exactly how I feel when I go to a club nowadays.

Too many cool kids
Is that sarcastic? Because I rarely meet genuinely cool people on nights out these days.

It seems like one of those nights, we ditch the whole scene and end up dreaming
You mean dreaming whilst sleeping right? 'Cause I can do that well ...

Instead of sleeping
Well there's my idea of ​​fun out the window.

It feels like one of those nights, we ditch the whole scene
Is this a trick again? If you wanna get out of here let's go but can we go somewhere like I don't know, maybe home?

It feels like one of those nights, we won't be sleeping
You clearly do not have a 9-5 job.

If feels like one of those nights, you look like bad news, I gotta have you
I think you need to learn more about responsibility with that attitude Taylor. This is not how 22 year old's need to act. Well, not how this 22 year old acts anyway. 

Whenever I listened to Taylor Swifts 22 before actually being 22, I dreamt that 22 could really be like a Taylor Swift song, or at least like the music video. Alas, now I actually am 22, I can honestly say it's so far not been anything like a pop video. I've still got 363 days to make it like one though...watch this space.  

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  1. I'm sure you're supposed to be more free at 22 but I guess I'll never know it all stopped for me at 18! Ha ha love this fun post xx

    1. Haha you probably are but it's a bit hard to be when you've got to save your pennies! Then again, this is a jokey post and I don't take life this seriously! xx


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