I was 25 and I went shopping for an engagement ring for my girlfriend.
We had been together for three years and my dad kept asking when I would marry her. My friends kept asking. Her friends kept asking. Her dad kept asking her.
We were living together. And I liked her. Maybe I loved her.
But I started to shake uncontrollably when I was looking at rings in the store. My friend who I was with took one look at me and quoted a lyric from an MC 900 Ft Jesus song: "Something's gonna happen and it's probably not good."
So I didn't buy the ring. We didn't get married. She moved out. We moved to different cities. I called her once a few years later but now she's not even on Facebook and we haven't talked since.
I forgot everything about her basically.
That sums up the 20s – EVERYTHING you think is important and meaningful has absolutely no bearing on your future life.