So my guess is because you are in your twenties, or possibly even thirties, you somehow consider yourself an adult right?
“Adulting? is a relatively new term describing a more grown up lifestyle- ya know, like basic friggin’ responsibilities. Apparently our culture needed to create a new adjective to define the ongoing, yet common practice of transforming from adolescent to adult. Often times people seem to even become proud of themselves for doing the regular things and normal activities that any other post-tween should already be doing.
For example: Paying a bill; Getting stupid drunk, but still getting up for your 9-5; Scheduling your own doctor’s appointment, etc. It is to my understanding by today’s standards, this is actually impressive.
And well, that just makes me sad…
If you are at a point where any accountability for routine tasks gives you anxiety, it’s time to reassess your adult situation. I get it. We are all prolonging the inevitable. Guilty as charged. But as we approach maturity, you can take solace in the notion that…
Phew’ Guess What?
You’re Just Horrible At Being Adult AF:
You Still Cannot Seem To Budget Your Money Properly
You Make A Big Deal About Your Birthday…Every Year…
Without A George Foreman Grille, You’d Be A Lost Cause
You Keep Reliving The Same Mistakes
-Moving backward instead of moving on…(Like going back to an Ex)
You Communicate With Your Friends Mostly Through Memes
Your Breakups Take Up Half The Length Of The Actual Relationship
When You Hear The Word “Snow?, You Immediately Hope Work Is Cancelled
You Wake Up Sundays With Life-Ruining Hangovers
You Get Excited When You See Pop Tarts or Fruity Pebbles
You Engage In FaceBook Battles & Other Arguments Via Social Media/Internet
You Think A 401 (k) is a Bike Race Because You Have Yet To Have A Job Which Offers One
You Consume Media The “Wrong Way?
– Not the actual, credible news, but your Newsfeed…
You Kind Of Get Pissed Off At Your Folks If They Book a Vacation Without You
You Don’t Read Actual Books, Only Online Articles
When You Do Read A Book, You Brag About It
Your Furniture Is From Ikea
Your Dad Put It Together
You Still Take Pictures of Food and/or Alcohol
When You Don’t Know What To Do, You Make A Facebook Status
You Constantly Talk About How You Hate Social Media, But Can’t Stop Snapping
Your Coffee Order Is More Than Four Words, Hence You Are Part Of The Problem
Your Mom Checks In On How You Have Been Eating
When You Go Out On Weekends, You Stay Till Last Call
Long story short. Get it together. People your age are probably starting to get married and/or having babies… legit babies… by choice! Those are the types of things surfacing on newsfeed now. No more neon-clad festivals because, to be honest, are the kids even partying in neon anymore? No, exactly. You are an adult. Stop pretending to be a kid.
Personally, I am not big on timelines or the logistics of what may be expected for someone my age, because I understand life circumstances are just different. Getting older isn’t easy, but it also doesn’t have to be this hard. And it doesn’t have to be forced. This is a call to my fellow 20-30 somethings to start living in the moment, but being more independent and in-charge of your so-called “adulting?. Nothing lasts forever.
Individuals need to be paying closer attention to the potential behaviors that are holding us back from reality and becoming the experienced adults we need to be! At least for the sake of our future kids right? I often think to myself, “How the heck am I suppose to teach my kid this if I don’t know how to do it?
Adult Train is leaving shortly, Time to get all aboard!!!
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