27. Go out five nights a week
And still make it to work on time (if only slightly tired and perhaps unshowered).
28. Turn 28 and realize you can't do #27 anymore
Two. Day. Hangovers. And your cubicle/entire open-floor plan office smells like tequila.
29. Hop the turnstile
It’s 3am and this entrance doesn’t even have a MetroCard machine. Who’s gonna know?
30. Realize you will not be where you wanted to be by the time you turned 30
But where you actually are is probably even better. Like we said, New York changes you.
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Meagan Drillinger is a freelance writer for Thrillist. She has two years left to befriend someone in the Hamptons and hop a turnstile. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @drillinjourneys.