I had some girlfriends over for wine the other night and at one point caught us talking, enthusiastically, about equity. I had to take a second and laugh because there’s no way our 20-year-old selves would be caught dead discussing equity. That’s not wine talk—that’s economics 101 talk. Wine talk, to us, involved boys, clubs, and clothes. But here we were, a bunch of 30-somethings, discussing the buying and selling price of equity in my friend’s company. These changes didn’t happen overnight—they happened slowly—but one day, we all woke up, and the nature of conversations during girls’ night had changed significantly.
20s: Roommate drama
In your twenties, you talk about roommate drama. You have one roommate who is having too many random people over whom you don’t trust. She eats your food. She’s late on rent. She wants to be BFFs and you don’t.