7 Pet Peeves You Develop As You Get Older

7 Pet Peeves You Develop As You Get Older

A list of pet peeves you never realized you developed as you got older.


As you grow older, you begin to develop many pet peeves. Some of them you didn't even realize you had until that point it presented itself and you were annoyed by it.

Here's a list of some common "adult" pet peeves.

1. A dirty kitchen

Dirty dishes filling up the sink, left-over food on the stove, wrappers on the countertops. It's all gross and just gives off a terrible vibe of the house/apartment. It just makes it look like a total slob household, which is never good. Maybe your life isn't together, but at least make an effort to make it seem like it is.

2. A car that hasn't been washed in weeks

The only good excuse to NOT wash your car is the fact that there is constant rain where you live. There's also just something satisfying of having a clean car, both inside and out. It will take an hour at most if you do a deep cleaning and trust me when I say that it will just make you feel way better.

3. Wrinkled clothes

I will admit that I don't iron my clothes every day. But I also don't walk out of the front door with completely crinkled clothes. Sometimes you might be running late and that is understandable, but when it's every day and you are showing up to work like that, then it's when you can start giving off a vibe that you simply do not care. Irons cost about $10 and there are tutorials on how to iron all over the internet.

4. Bad parking 

There is nothing worse than finding an empty spot in a crowded parking lot only to find out that your car doesn't fit because someone parked badly. Or when someone doesn't know how to park, and they park really close to your car. These are all just not okay, so don't be that person that doesn't know how to park. It doesn't matter if it takes you five minutes to park, as long as you do it well.

5. People who are late

Everyone knows and understands how important it is to be on time, especially when you have a job and/or are in school. This is the worst first impression you can make on someone you are meeting for the first time. If you're going to be late then just send the other party a quick message as a heads up.

6. Hearing people bite their nails

I'm going to be honest, I bite my nails a lot and it's slowly a bad habit I am trying to break. I also think that because of this, I have realized just how annoying it actually is. The loud biting on the actual nail makes me cringe so hard. It's also a sign of bad hygiene, which is always a bad impression to other people. Yes, we all get nervous and will sometimes just do it out of habit, but the less you do it, then the faster you will break that habit.

7. Lousy drivers

You are lying if you say this isn't a pet peeve of yours. And if it still isn't a pet peeve of yours, then you are probably that lousy driver. So maybe you got lucky on your test and barely passed, but for you to be going 45 mph on the freeway for no reason is just unacceptable because you are more than likely causing unnecessary traffic.

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With your creaky beds, concrete walls, and mismatched tile floors, you are easily overlooked as just another room we were randomly assigned to— but you were different. Inside your old walls, I have made some of the best memories of my life that I will hold on to forever.

Thank you for welcoming my neighbors in with open arms who quickly became friends who didn't knock and walked in like you were their own.

I feel like an apology is needed.

We're sorry for blaring the music so loud while getting ready and acting like we can actually sing when, in reality, we know we can't. Sorry for the dance parties that got a bit out of control and ended with us standing on the desks. Sorry for the cases of the late-night giggles that came out of nowhere and just would not go away. Sorry for the homesick cries and the "I failed my test" cries and the "I'm dropping out" cries. We're sorry for hating you at first. All we saw was a tiny and insanely hot room, we had no idea what you would bring to us.

Thank you for providing me with memories of my first college friends and college experiences.

As I stand at the door looking at the bare room that I first walked into nine months ago I see so much more than just a room. I see lots and lots of dinners being eaten at the desks filled with stories of our days. I see three girls sitting on the floor laughing at God knows what. I see late night ice cream runs and dance battles. I see long nights of homework and much-needed naps. Most importantly, I look at the bed and see a girl who sat and watched her parents leave in August and was absolutely terrified, and as I lock you up for the last time today, I am so proud of who that terrified girl is now and how much she has grown.

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A girl who is sad to go

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When Was The Last Time You Were Alive?

If you can't post it for everyone to see, was it truly a remarkable moment?


Being alive is an essentially effortless act.

In theory, as long as you're eating food, drinking water, and performing as a human, assuming no major health conditions, most of us are living.

The tragedy I see most often is so very few of us are alive.

Now, I'm not suggesting you drop your textbooks and sprint up a mountain, or go broke trying to find yourself in new activities and events.

That's the illusion pressed onto so many of us. Social Media, more importantly, FOMO, has taught us that in order to truly be alive we need to make sure we travel far and wide, eat gourmet and unique food, and essentially, immerse ourselves in something phenomenal. However, regardless of what you do- don't do it without an audience and the value of your experience will only be justified by the number of likes you accrue on your #bestvacation ever because you #lovenature. With your back to the camera and wispy hair flowing in the beach air, you hit all of your angles, how else will you prove that you're alive to Instagram?

I fell for this too. I spent so much of my life constantly trying to get to the next phase life had to offer. High school was fun, but I was counting the days until graduation. Growing up in a small hometown wasn't awful, but I had sticky note calendars until my next vacation. And day in and day out, events would happen all around me that were just too "normal." I wasn't alive, but I was living.

Setting your soul on fire and truly living is so much more difficult than you could ever expect, but not because you have to drain savings and take along a buddy to snap all the perfect moments.

Choosing to be alive is realizing how important it is to be in this moment or phase in life and accepting it for all its worth. Instead of racing to the finish line or trying to sprint into your next season of assumed happiness, take time to notice all the beautiful and small things that make this moment so important. There is so much life to be found in simple moments.

Semesters are ending, we are all racing to summer. Perhaps in the process, take note of the routine cafeteria worker that constantly smiles at you and says hello. Or perhaps, giggle at the fact that in just a few short weeks that bus driver you see every single morning won't be apart of your morning routine.

The farther I get from what used to be my normal, the more I miss that season of life. I haven't lived in my hometown since I was eighteen, but I miss the simplicity that came with my drives to high school listening to Kanye West and the coziness of a small town opening its doors to start a new day. I never stopped to be alive in those moments, I was just simply living.

Wherever your next phase of life might be, it will always be there. You will always have something else coming. However, once this moment is gone. It's truly gone. Don't waste beautiful views trying to capture just the right picture for Instagram, take in the moment.

Living and experiencing life can be as simple as trusting that you're exactly where you need to be in life. Cherish each moment as you're in it. The next moment is coming whether you're ready or not.

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