I had wanted to write this post for a while now, basically ever since I moved out of Uni halls and into a house with my flatmates. Moving into a house made me realize how; difficult, scary and exhausting becoming an adult can truly be. Especially when you realise you have left the years of being an inconsiderate teenager behind and you are converted to having conversations about what things go into the recycling bin and what goes in the normal bin or when you’re getting annoyed and stressed about people not clearing up after themselves, and even having to decide what you are going to eat the next day so you can defrost the food the night before. And there is more than what I’ve already said that basically means you are transforming into an adult. No matter how scary it is, it happens. The bad and the good.
- You no longer rely on your parents for making the terrifying appointments to your doctors or dentist. Or if you are like me, you don’t even bother with the dentists (But it is important! Go to the dentist)
- You have to learn to make fully-fledged meals and when I say learn, I mean you spend about half an hour googling what you need to do and then just doing what you think feels right when it comes to it.
- You will spend the majority of your time on google, researching how to do things before you do it – or even, calling the only adult you trust. Your mum! Mums know all, listen to them.
- Rewarding yourself with a glass of wine or a chocolate bar when you’ve had a good day. Or even, rewarding yourself when you’ve had a bad day. As an adult, bad days are inevitable, the only cure is alcohol.
- The days are gone using messenger, it’s all about the e-mails. Everything happens there. From discounts to supermarkets to updates about work. It all kicks off.
- Working. The most hated one. You no longer ask your mum for a bit of pocket money on the weekend or £20 to go on a shopping spree with your mates. You’re working to buy food, cleaning essentials, bills and a lot more. And after buying all the things you need, you have nothing to spend on yourself. Sad, but true.
- Unfortanelty, being an adult brings a lot more heartbreak. You go on a few dates maybe have a few flings, I mean whatever floats your boat. But at the end of the day, most people are searching for someone to just relax with watch a movie on a night eating junk find and getting drunk with. Unfortunately, you have to go through some shit to find this.
- Then, you will realize that though you thought the world had changed with all this new information and new daily living – the world has always been the same and it is you that’s changing.
Being an adult is exhausting, scary and hard but at the end of the day. You wouldn’t change it. It can be exciting, freeing and laughable. It’s like you are living you’re own little sitcom.