I am 22 | getting older

This week – on the 26th September, to be precise – I turned 22. In all honesty, I had a lovely birthday surrounded by the people I love, and for that I am incredibly grateful.

What made me a feel just a little bit melancholy was the realisation that I am getting older. This was my first real birthday as an adult; the years between 18 and 21 are still youthful, in my opinion. 22 sounds like an age where you should have everything together. Realistically I know that very few people in their early twenties actually know what they’re doing, but it can definitely seem as though they do. I’ve yet to hit that sweet spot of wisdom and selflessness. My best self.

I get glimpses of it occasionally. Feeling confidence in the way my jacket sits on my shoulders. Not overthinking every smile and gesture that comes both from me and towards me.

Anyway. This is definitely something I’ll write more about, but for now I’ll leave you with a song that encompasses the above. Coincidentally, it’s one of my favourite songs of all time, something you’ll know if you watched my 50 Facts About Me video (shameless plug number 47472…).  

Love and luck (and apologies for the late post!),

Clodagh X

Author: The Electric Oracle

Hello! My name is Clodagh, and I run 'The Electric Oracle'. You can read a little more about me on - you guessed it - the 'about' section of my page.

44 thoughts on “I am 22 | getting older”

  1. I’ll be 30 this year so hopefully this will make you feel better. It will take quite a while to feel like an adult. I’m only just NOW having moments where I’m like “I’m a damn adult. You don’t get to act like that to me, or say that to me.”… hang in there darlin. Getting older sucks but at least you’re not getting younger, right? 🙂 If you ever need to vent, i’m only a few clicks away.

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    1. Thank you so so much for the kind words, you have no idea how much they help! Yes that’s very true about not getting younger, thank god for that hahah. It’s definitely comforting to know that what I’m feeling right now isn’t uncommon! Again, thank you, I really appreciate it ❤

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  2. Happy Birthday!! I turned 22 back in June and I completely understand the whole this is the first “adult” birthday. People start to expect you to be more mature and start getting your life together but realistically everyone has their own path in life, some might have it all together by the time their our age or more than likely it’ll take years to figure it all out (if we ever do). Welcome to the 22 club I have to say it’s been pretty great so far! 🙂 x

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  3. happy birthday. 22. such a long way to go before anything makes sense and even then you just realise it doesn’t and probably is my suppose to. it’s just a number. enjoy.

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  4. At 43 I’m the one who should be complaining about getting older here. But hey, age is just time…so make the most of it. You’ve got a long ways to go before you are truly getting old. Even at 43 I still feel like I haven’t hit old yet. Older…yes…and that is OK. I’m learning to love that. The way I see it is…you can worry about it, fight it….and lose time on that. OR you can find beauty in all phases of your life. Don’t age yourself at such a young age…one day you will look back and say…wow I was so young, what was I thinking? Anyways…I have jabbered. But hey, it’s always nice to receive a comment. *Smiles*

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  5. Happy birthday;) 22 is still really young and no… to have it together at that age is to much pressure!! I’m 38, 3 kids and still try to get my shi…. together😂 Enjoy your twenties and do what makes you happy;)

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  6. Love the honesty and true thought that goes into your posts. And happy belated birthday…may wishes that you are yet to have reach you and show you the way. Left you an email earlier…somehow we seem to think similarly about things. Thanks again!!

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  7. I’m just getting started on life. i just turned 14 and all i want is to be 16 so i can drive. but I’m pretty sure every body wants to get older cause they feel as if its one step closer or better then what they had. love reading your post. keep it up

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