6 Things You Don't Realize About Being An Adult
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6 Things You Don't Realize About Being An Adult

Being an adult is great, it just comes with a lot more responsibilities.

6 Things You Don't Realize About Being An Adult

As a kid, I wanted to grow up as fast as I could, because being older sounded fun! Being able to drive, living on my own, and being able to stay up as late as I wanted was very appealing to me. Once I went to college, I loved it! Being an adult wasn’t as bad as everyone made it seem. There were more responsibilities, but I didn’t see the problem.

Then I got married and adulthood hit me like a ton of bricks.

Don’t get me wrong, marriage is great. It just comes with a lot more responsibilities…

1. Taxes

Dun dun DUNNN. Why don’t they teach kids how to do taxes in high school?! That would have made life a lot easier. Now that I’m truly an adult, I have the responsibility of doing my own taxes…YUCK.

2. Even though school is canceled due to snow, work is not

Okay maybe I was just spoiled living in North Carolina where just the threat of snow shut the state down, but there is nothing more frustrating when kids are out of school but I still have to go to work. I want a snow day too!!!!

3. Ice cream for dinner is fun, but your body will be mad later

Unfortunately, ice cream isn’t a proper meal (I know, I’m sad too). Some nights I can get away with eating ice cream for dinner, and some nights it makes me feel like crap.

4. Responsibilities

I know that I have responsibilities, but there are times that I realize there isn’t any toilet paper left and it makes me sad. I’m still used to things just appearing because my mom would buy them for me (thank ma!!!). Now I have to make sure I stay on top of keeping things stocked so I don’t run out of the essentials.

5. Making doctor’s appointments

Calling a doctor’s office shouldn’t be scary, but it totally is. I wish my mom could still set up my appointments, but let’s be real. I know my schedule better than her and I’m 20-years-old. I should be able to call the doctors to set up an appointment.

6. Grocery Shopping/Meal Prep

Again, I can’t have ice cream for dinner every night (sad) so planning out meals for the week is kind of important. I’m definitely not a pro at this, and grocery shopping usually ends up with me buying way more than I actually need.

I’ve learned that even adults are still trying to figure out their lives. There isn’t a book that tells us how to be adults. We all are just trying to figure it out together!

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