Now the title isn’t to be confused with adultery, I’m talking adulting, you know the stuff you have to do everyday that you really don’t want to do but you have to because if not no one else will?…
Yeah that stuff.
After adulting pretty hard for a few years now I’ve discovered a love/hate relationship with a few of the things that naturally as young adults we have to do on a day to day basis that just simply doesn’t do it for me. So without further ado here is my list of five things I hate about adulting.
when I was younger talking on the phone was one of those royalties you didn’t always have but I loved it, I would be on the home phone for hours talking to my best friends and then when I got my first flip phone I would waste all my credit prank calling people.
Now as an adult I cringe at the thought of having to make a phone call, to book an appointment or to talk to a friend. Its like some kind of black plague that I avoid at any cost.
This one would probably make the list for everyone adulting way to hard and its no shock that it makes my top five. No matter how much I seem to save or work I still find myself either complaining that I’m poor. Growing up I was always under the impression that the best things in life are free, turns out even those things cost money eventually and you basically have to pay to have your spec of dust on this earth.
Fun Fact; An ancient proverb from the youth of today is “Anyone hiring?” This translates too; “I’m working two jobs and still can’t afford to pay my rent”.
When I was younger I seemed to have all the time in the world to do things, I could cram seven different adventures into one day, plus get my washing done, see my friends, do my homework and get a good nights sleep. Now as an adult If I blink even a little bit too long I find myself staring at my computer thinking ‘Wtf no way its already 3:00pm.’ and I haven’t even showered and gotten ready for my day. It seems that time is an illusion and is most definitely against us as adults the only thing that hasn’t changed is my sleeping habits because as an adult I find myself falling asleep anywhere and everywhere.
In conjunction with number three I think its only right for me to whinge about the continuously growing list of responsibilities, that with each day I get older, it too gets longer. As a child I couldn’t even look after a tamagotchi without it dying at least twice a week. Now I’m supposed to work full time, feed myself, do my washing, pay my bills, clean myself, better myself, socialise, make a difference, stop world war and get a good nights sleep.. Highly unlikely, at least three out of those things will be completely neglected and I can tell you right now it’s not going to be sleep that for sure. The worst part is, when you wake up you have to do it all over again, 365 day’s of the year.
And last but not least
Being a ‘young’ adult I don’t look my age and I am constantly being confused with a high school student. If I had a dollar for the amount of times I’ve been out doing my food shopping and the check out person has asked me if ‘I’m okay?‘ or worse ‘Am I waiting for my mum’, number two wouldn’t be on this list. The last time I went into a job interview for a serious role the interviewer actually asked me if I was only available during school holidays. How do you expect me to adult if I don’t even look like one.
That does it for my top five things I hate about being an adult, don’t forget to like or share this post if you enjoyed it, so someone else can laugh about my life.