1. Becoming an adult is about leaving childish things behind
What’s the dumbest thing you believed as a child?
Naptime was a punishment.
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2. It’s about learning how to get things done
Apparently being an adult means googling phone numbers that call you rather than answering them.
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3. And it’s about taking care of business
I’ve been so stressed about getting my sh*t together that I haven’t gotten any of my sh*t together
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4. Being an adult is all about survival
How do people work 10+ hours a Day then come home and workout and cook? Adulting is an extreme sport
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5. It’s about making time for friends
Used to sneak out my house to go to parties, now I sneak out of parties to go to my house
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6. And it’s about self-care
KID: *falls out of tree* I’m fine ADULT: *sleeps on neck a little strangely* I have to turn my whole body to look at you for the next week
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7. Being an adult is about learning the true value of a dollar
$20 is like an adult dollar
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8. It’s about being prepared
Welcome to your 30s. You now have Home Advil and Purse Advil.
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9. It’s about making big changes in your life
Being an adult means not having your bed pushed up against a corner. That is literally the only criteria
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10. Being an adult is about having the difficult conversations
Being an adult is having the “we have food at home” talk with yourself.
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11. It’s about finding joy in the little things:
I’ve spent my whole adult life chasing the high of a scholastic book fair
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12. And making time for friends
Adult friendships

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13. It’s about understanding

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14. Embracing freedom
I’m an adult, and I can eat whatever I want whenever I want, and I wish someone would take this power from me.
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15. And realizing why your parents are the way they are
Adulting is finally understanding why your mom was so upset with you when you didn’t take the chicken out of the freezer
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16. Being an adult is about staying in touch
Adult friendship is saying “let me call you back” hanging up and calling back 3-4 days later and no one takes it personal.
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17. And getting a little rest
Being an adult is pretty easy, you just feel tired all the time and tell phone about how tired you are and they tell you how tired they are
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18. But mostly being an adult is this playing in your head every day, all day long

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