Adulting is really the in-between stage of kid/teenager and responsible young adult. You start to care for yourself 100% of the time, pay your own bills, etc. I recently had the pleasure of going to the DMV alone. That was truly an experience and one that scared me so much. Here are other things that I think mean you've been doing pretty okay at adulting.
1. Financial means and issues
What I mean by this is that you're paying your own bills, or taking out loans in your name. Also that you pay for your car insurance, groceries, and other expenses that come up.
2. Going into stores or anywhere by yourself
I used to be so scared of going shopping whether it's groceries or clothes or into the container store. I also was scared to go out to eat alone. I did not want people to judge me for going alone. But how crazy is that??? In mainstream media, I feel like many TV shows portray people going grocery shopping with their friends and never by themselves but that is seriously ridiculous and so is being scared to eat out alone. Whether it's take out or dine in, you deserve the right to treat yourself. Don't let your mind trick you into anything else.
Either you buy your own groceries and actually make yourself a somewhat decent and healthy meal or you have a dining plan and college and choose meals that are actually good for you. This is very important because your body NEEDS nutrients. Like seriously, eating healthy is soooo much better than junk food.
If I'm being honest, this one has been a little bit of a struggle with me. But I'm trying to do things on the constant and regularly. Exercise has so many benefits that it's so important to actually get up and get moving during the day.
Decisions decisions decisions. When you make decisions by YOURSELF without input from your mom or your best friend, that's when you know you've grown up. When you decide what you're going to eat, what you're going to spend your money on, how you want to dress without any input from anyone. That's how you know you're adulting.
6. Sleeping in feels like a waste of time.
When you sleep past 8 or 9 am or don't get your day started until like 10 or 11am then the day feels like a zero day. Also known as a nothing day, where nothing gets done and it feels like just a waste of a day. I can't even comprehend sleeping in until 12 or 1 pm, there's just way too much to do in one day.