ADULTHOOD.

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It was recently brought to my attention that, by some standards, I'm an adult. I don't get it though. Apparently, it has something to do with the fact that I'm 23 and to some people, age is an indicator of being a real life adult.

But, doesn't being an adult mean you have your shit together? Because, I'll be honest, I totally don't. I live on my mom's couch. And by live, I mean I kind of have squatters' rights here. And, I get drunk on Tuesday nights. I forget to pay my bills on time... I could go on?

I always have assumed that adulthood meant ...
- Having your own place. No more roommates. No more mom.
- Having a "job." Like, 9-5. Salary. Benefits. What are those things?
- Bills. And paying them on time.
- Being "responsible" whatever that means.

I just feel that as an almost 24 year old (Two more months!), I should have a better idea what adulthood is like. I just look at myself and my friends and I think, "We are clearly not adults. We're all still babies."

My boyfriend tells this joke about how he was in an airport by himself and he said, "I need an adult!" and then he realized, "Oh....I guess I am one." That's just how I feel.

What is being an adult mean to you? Do you think you're an adult? Let me know in the comments!

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Somehow Chaotic. : ADULTHOOD.

Monday, August 19, 2013

ADULTHOOD.

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It was recently brought to my attention that, by some standards, I'm an adult. I don't get it though. Apparently, it has something to do with the fact that I'm 23 and to some people, age is an indicator of being a real life adult.

But, doesn't being an adult mean you have your shit together? Because, I'll be honest, I totally don't. I live on my mom's couch. And by live, I mean I kind of have squatters' rights here. And, I get drunk on Tuesday nights. I forget to pay my bills on time... I could go on?

I always have assumed that adulthood meant ...
- Having your own place. No more roommates. No more mom.
- Having a "job." Like, 9-5. Salary. Benefits. What are those things?
- Bills. And paying them on time.
- Being "responsible" whatever that means.

I just feel that as an almost 24 year old (Two more months!), I should have a better idea what adulthood is like. I just look at myself and my friends and I think, "We are clearly not adults. We're all still babies."

My boyfriend tells this joke about how he was in an airport by himself and he said, "I need an adult!" and then he realized, "Oh....I guess I am one." That's just how I feel.

What is being an adult mean to you? Do you think you're an adult? Let me know in the comments!

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8 Comments:

At August 19, 2013 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Clara Natalia said...

Im constatly struggling with that. Im your age... 24 is approcahing rather fast, but I so do not feel like an adult due to the same reasons, mostly because of lack of a 9-5 job.

I wonder if we'll ever feel like roper adults. :P

xx Nat

http://between-friends-fashion.blogspot.com/

 
At August 19, 2013 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Shelby @ Stay Crafty My Friends said...

I feel the exact same way all the time! Most of the time I just feel like I need my mom, ha! Just found your blog and I can't wait to read more! :)

 
At August 19, 2013 at 4:42 PM , Blogger Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

I am way older, no shit together over here.

Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

 
At August 19, 2013 at 4:48 PM , Blogger leelee said...

I still live with my parents and I am almost 28 (another October birthday woot)
but that doesn't make me any less of an adult. In my case, it means I am able to save some money as I work and try to pay off my college loans.

 
At August 22, 2013 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Kaileigh said...

I think I'll really feel adult when I have that 9-5 job and I'm not on my mom's couch. So, I definitely hope it happens someday.

 
At August 22, 2013 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Kaileigh said...

I always need my mom. I call her all the time for help. Thanks for reading!

 
At August 22, 2013 at 6:15 PM , Blogger Kaileigh said...

My boyfriend is always telling me that he still doesn't have anything figured out either so there's no real rush on me.

 
At August 22, 2013 at 6:16 PM , Blogger Kaileigh said...

I thought living with my mom would help me save money, but I'm just not making enough to save -- definitely not enough to live on my own with that car payment. Good luck with everything though. Student loans are the worst.

 

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