10 Signs you're actually an adult (drats)
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10 Signs You’re Actually An Adult

What makes us an adult?

Over the years I never really felt like an actual adult. I notice when I was in need of some assistance I always looked to the older adult in the room versus actually handling it on my own. Yes, I have stated that I’m the perpetual child at heart and yes I do work with children but still could never really consider me an adult. Until now…Gasp!

Maybe it the fact that I have my own family or maybe it’s just how someone should feel when they reach 30 or higher. But, I’m an adult. Crap.

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10 Signs You’re actually an adult

  • You actually save money for important things. You know like winter tires, floor mats, or even dare I say it an oiling. Note: I have lived in America all my life and never once heard of Oiling a car… or maybe we never really took care of our cars for winter. Oiling is when people spray the bottom of the car with a sticky substance and coats the car so it does not collect salt and rust. Genius!! I know right?
  • You buy a car for practical use not because it looks nice. Recently over the summer, we purchased an electric plugin hybrid – the Volt by Chevy. It’s a cute and very peppy car that saves us a bundle on gas.
  • You need to go to work. Calling in sick is not something you can do just because you “don’t feel like it.” I know that I am big on saying I don’t want to work, but that’s usually because I have to get my butt up at 5:30 just to be at work at 6:30 am. Ps. I am NOT a morning person.

    Drinking becomes…

  • Coffee is your drug of choice. Being that I have to get up before the sun even pops it’s bright little head up I need something to keep me functioning until my brain wakes up. Enter in coffee. I think by now the people at Tim Horton’s know me by order and car.
  • Wine is your drink of choice at the end of your day. Usually, I don’t like to drink much on the weekdays, but some days it just calls for you to crack open a bottle or two. I still haven’t got the taste of beer, and some bitter wine is too much… kid at heart – sugar!! So, I like more of sweet taste or white wine.
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  • You have a bedtime and you stick to it. Sleep is really your best friend, and when it’s almost your bedtime you actually enjoy your nightly routines. Brushing teeth, taking the dog out for one last time, and watching a show on Netflix are the perfect way to end the day.
  • You make dinner for yourself and your family. No, you don’t need to be ordering out from Chinese, Pizza place, or Taco Bell every night. Thought it would be a lot easier… Being an adult means you have to make a plan for what you will be eating… which means you need to make sure you go to the grocery store. Which brings me to…

Chores are a must…

  • You have to grocery shop. I used to love doing this with my father. I was always the one that would attempt to put in a few junk items in and he would always catch me. Now, I have to do this. This means more planning to make sure you have everything that you need for your meals for the week. Ugh. Usually Travis is a great help and always tags along so I’m not stuck doing this chore by myself.
  • You need to clean. Unfortunately, we do not have a cute little robot that will do all the dusting and vacuuming that needs to be done in the house. Nope, you have to do it. Usually, for Travis and me, we have split up the outside and inside chores. Meaning he does all the outside and I do most of the inside say for vacuuming. I haaaate to vacuum.
  • You have to pay all the bills. Yep, electric, gas, insurance, mortgage, and any credit card bills need to get paid off monthly. Yikes! This one is the worst. The older you get the more in debt it feels like you are, but perks are that you control how much you do or don’t spend. So you have to weigh the choices to make sure you’re getting the most for your money.
  • Yes, I know that I over counted but… I wanted to end on a positive note.  Being an adult is hard… You get to make all the decisions. Yay! Something happy for once. You want to jump on the bed or have breakfast for dinner… you go right on. It’s your house and your rules. Just make sure that your partner is okay with them.


What makes you feel like an adult?

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  • These are all so true! And I really don’t like saving up hahaha

    • Yeah, who wants snow tires?! Pfft… Spontaneous splurging sounds way more fun. 🙁 Dang it.

  • Hil

    Too true. Being an adult can suck so bad sometimes!

    • Yeah when you have things like responsibility. Boo.. I want to be in my pillow fort!

  • Jaimie

    Crazy accurate. I still wonder how I slipped into adulthood without noticing.

    • Don’t you just hate it when things just come up and bite’cha in the bum? Pfft. Adulthood.

  • Loved your list! Being an adult can be hard and priorities change as life changes. My bed is my best friend. I never used to want sleep when I was a teen. I loved staying up late. Now I can’t wait to lay down, relax, and rest up for the next day. Thanks for sharing!

    • I’m all up for sleep… we could be bffs. Thanks for reading.

  • I love this post! #2, 3 & 5 are my favorites. Especially number 5; I don’t where I’d be without my glass of wine. Heads would probably roll. Lol.

    • Eeek. Wouldn’t want that! Red or white wine?

  • I hate coffee and wine. But replace those with Dr. Pepper and beer and I’m sadly and adult too.

    • Ooo Dr. Pepper. Forgot about that one. It’s been so long…

  • Do I really have to claim to be an adult if I don’t drink coffee? 🙂 LOVE this post!

    xoxo, DavisFinn.com

    • Lol, guess it falls on a curve, no? My sister hates coffee and she’s more adult than me.

  • Monica Bruno

    Yep, it’s true, there are many things that are not fun about becoming an adult. I’m not a morning person either, but you have to become one if you have children, someone has to get them to school, right? But, like you said, you have more control over your life, so it’s a good thing. And, coffee is my drug of choice, too (along with running). Thanks for sharing, Chel! 🙂

    • Agreed on the morning part! Thanks for reading!

  • Some good points.
    Yes, I certainly agree with a few of those.
    I often think of being “old”.
    When I reach 40 I’ll be feeling different.
    ( currently 34)

    All the best 🙂

    • When I’m 40 maybe I’ll feel more adultish. Maybe not. Who knows. Lol

  • Brenda Pace

    haha Thanks for the reality check! Love it!

    • Very welcome. 🙂 Thanks for reading.

  • Looks like I’m only part adult. The coffee and wine part!

    • Lol. White or red wine?

  • Ashley Stephenson

    Yep having to save for things instead of spring break definitely means you are an adult! Wish I was still back in college and I just needed to save for spring break!

    • Yes!!! If only I knew then what I know now. ha!!

      Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a good rest of the week. Cheers.

  • Love coffee, 100% agree with that one! I think all adults were kids once and we don’t like to let that go, but sometimes growing up can be fun!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

    • Very true! Growing up can be fun. Planning vacations – staying up later than normal and sometimes even having a cheat day on your diet.

      Lol. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good rest of the week.

  • Helen @ Hel On Heels

    This makes me miss college. Adulting is a real bummer…

    • Yes! It’s so hard… I wish I could go back to the younger days… especially when it comes to laundry.

      Lol. Have a great rest of the week. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Nazrin Miah

    Oh god! Im nodding my head, shaking my head, lowering my head, at all of these points! The second I starting saving my money I knew that my childhood gone!

    Cleaning is the absolute worse, I’d rather starve then have to hoover or do the dishes!


    • Dishes! Omg… the never ending dishes!!! I swear – I clean them and then BAM! more just appear. Ugh.

      Well, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great rest of the week.

  • Sarah Louise Zerbe

    WOW I’m 22 and I meet all of these ): I want to be a kid again.

    • Oh, I know right! I want to be a kid again too. …but then I realize that I can make any and all decisions regarding my life so that isn’t TOO bad. Lol.

      Best wishes. Have a great rest of the week.

  • Adulting is literally the worse. I would gladly turn in my right to make decisions to not have to pay bills, have someone else clean up after me, and to have someone make dinner EVERY night.

    • So much yes to this. I would LOVE if someone would make ME dinner every night… or clean up the house…. Lol.

      Hope that your week is good. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Ugh, yes. Adulting. Give me all the coffee!! I’m terrible about getting to bed at a reasonable hour but kick myself for it every morning, haha.

    • Oh me too! Especially when my husband is working nights and isn’t there to tell me to go to bed. Usually I’m up on my phone until midnight or one then need to get up at six. Oops.

      Hope you have more days of better sleep. Lol. Enjoy your week!

  • UGH! Sometimes adulating sucks. I loved you point about coffee being your drug of choice. UM, YES.

    • I so love coffee – it’s the one thing that gets me up in the day. …day has to start? Going to make coffee… yep! I’m up!!

      Have a fantastic rest of the week dear.

  • Justine Y

    LOL, yes! Everything except for #4 and #5! I can especially relate to #1, 7, and #9. 🙂

    • Yes!! Cleaning is the worse for me. Too many times I’ve asked my husband if we could hire a maid. He looks at me and says – why pay someone when you can do it for free. Ugh!!

      Thanks for the comment. Hope you have a fantastic day!

  • Haha I love this! I think I’ve become addicted to coffee!!! Oh and the one about needing to go in to work no matter what…that’s me too!!! I don’t care if I don’t feel good I need to make this money and pay these bills #adulting 😭 It used to be so nice when I didn’t want to go to school I would just not go…what happen to those time I need them back lol! Great post!!!

    Jasmine 🙂

    • Yes!!! I miss that so much. The art of being “sick” or going home “sick” which I used a lot lemme tell you. Now I simply can’t. Must make the money. Ugh! If only we could just win the lotto. Lol. Thanks Jasmine!

  • I remember when I was younger how much I wanted to be an adult. I could not wait till that day came. If I could take back those words I would. Adulting is hard. I wish there were days when I had the “I don’t feel like it attitude” that I could just go back to bed but those bills won’t pay themselves. Loved this!!!

    • Yes! Unfortunately the bills won’t pay themselves so getting up and working is key. Sigh. 🙁

      Oh to be that kid again – especially when it’s a snow day. OMG!