(Closed) “The Best Years Of My Life”??

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Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’d say the best years of my life were between 18 and the present day (I’m 28). Ever since I’ve been on my own, life has been just peachy. 🙂

Post # 48
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

God, I hope college wasn’t the best!  I had some good times, sure, but for the most part, I was overworked and sleep-deprived the whole time.  High school was much of the same.  My two years as an English teacher in Japan were pretty fantastic, though, and the year and a half since I came back to the US and started working have been pretty great, too!  I like to think that the best years are still ahead.  🙂

Post # 49
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305 posts
Helper bee

College wins. College was AWESOME and I can’t imagine any stage of my life topping it. 

Post # 50
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2521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Thinking about it, just in terms of the average lifespan of a person, if the college years are the best of your life then you spend most of your life not happy.  To me that’s no way to live.

Post # 51
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2085 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

College was fun, but I feel sorry for people who think those years were the best of their lives. Identity isn’t even fully developed until the late 20s. I feel far more happy, confident, and accomplished now than I was back in my early 20s.

I’ve done far more interesting things from 28-34 than I did in my college years…and I have far more money to spend on those experiences.

Post # 52
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667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

So far I would say between the ages of 19-23. I went to a tech college for a year, and then got a job making decent money. I lived at home and traveled a lot. I was wild and carefree. Now I am back in college @ 27, and this time kind of sucks. Wating to get a job again and be married. 

Post # 53
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

High school was probably the high point, but I’m only 21, so I’ve only been in college two years. High school was pretty great though, I had lots of friends and I really was pretty care free even though I did have a job and school to worry about. College has really sucked. I don’t really have any friends and I can’t remember the last time I actually did anything fun. (I went to look a washers and dryers last week for my house and that was the highlight of my week :/)

Post # 54
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650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Westvillebride:  agreed. Too much hype about certain ages being “the best years of your life!”

Right now is the happiest I’ve ever been, but that doesnt mean that just because I’m 25 and working and about to get married that this is the happiest I’ll ever be.

Post # 55
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925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

So far I’d have to say college, but I’m also hoping that late 20s/early 30s rock because we will be better off, financially.

Post # 56
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

College was a lot of fun but definitely not some peak that, once attained, could never be reached again…how sad that would be! For one, I didn’t have my Fiance in my life then and he makes my life so full and sweet. From my mid-twenties to now (early thirties) I’ve been able to live in different places, travel, and cultivate hobbies and interests that weren’t even on my radar when I was 20. When I was that age I was relatively…undeveloped. I don’t ever intend to stop learning new things, taking up new hobbies and traveling to new places. The older I get, the fuller my life is.

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