When I was a kid I was would play grownup, I’d go into my mom’s makeup bag and put a pound of makeup on. I guess that’s what my 6-year-old-self thought being an adult was. Then I was a teenager and it was the time to pretend you had your little awkward life together, but you actually had no idea what you were doing. Still, that was fine because you were a teenager and no one expected you to have life figured out.
When you are an adult, you are expected to have your life together. You know pay your bills, feed yourself, balance work and personal life, and should be able to fake a smile while being stressed out. Your days of clinging to your parents for food, shelter, internet, and your phone are over (or will be).
Let’s be honest you don’t just turn 19 or 21 and BOOM you’re an adult now. It takes time and that process is called “adulting.” So if you’re struggling with adulthood, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Check out 20 tweets about what adulting actually feels like.
It’s the little things that count.
— McKenzie Forsberg (@zz4zberg) December 21, 2017
“Hey mom how do you mash potatoes” #adulting
— Madison Taylor Griffith (@mtaylor_braun) December 17, 2017
Mom: what you want for Christmas?
Me: will you pay my ticket ? 🤣#Adulting
— Kiana Y. (@KixKi__) December 20, 2017
Things that excite you.
You get excited about getting socks for Christmas #signsyourearealadult
— Jessica (@jessicae1221) December 1, 2017
It's a official I have finished paying one student loan! Woo! #adulting
— 🤓😎 M💃🏽NA 🙇🏽♀️🎞 (@miss_mina13) December 19, 2017
Sometimes you forget to adult.
Woke up to no power guess I forgot to pay the bill during vacation #adulting
— Alex (@alexstmartin3) December 21, 2017
I ate ice cream for breakfast the other day #adulting
— Rose ~ permanently done ™️~ (@2spoonie4you) December 11, 2017
i bought groceries #adulting
…and by that i mean i bought a 12 pack of coke and a bag of laffy taffys
— squidgy (@claireww98) December 15, 2017
— Jahir León Salazar (@undrtheironbrdg) December 21, 2017
Anyone else ever feel like a child pretending to be an adult. #Adulting?
— The Real Black Eagle (@Leviticus11) December 18, 2017
— Jamie Gingell ♡ (@JamieLisaAnn) December 11, 2017
That moment you realize there’s no such thing as a month long winter break anymore 😭 #adulting
— Jill Patel (@jillpat16) December 19, 2017
adulting is basically dozens of checklists and learning how to use a calendar and budget app. #adulting
— Toni Adams (@toni_bock) December 20, 2017