The Act of Adulting

The Act of Adulting

When you are faced with adult decisions, but not yet an adult
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Adulting (verb): The act of running errands and making responsible decisions opposed to choosing a more immature action. Someone who adults is almost an adult, but not quite there yet.

Adulting is a verb that can apply to anyone, but more so for people between the ages of 17 to 25. “To adult” is when someone uses their time wisely and takes care of their responsibilities. Here are some ways adulting can be used in a sentence.

“I was forced to adult when I had to choose between taking a nap and going grocery shopping before my night class.”

“Since moving into my first apartment, I didn’t realize how much adulting was necessary to live on my own.”

College students are the people who fall into the age where adulting is most applicable. College is a time where young adults all over the world learn how to live independently, mange time between work and school and have to start budgeting their money. A person does not automatically become an adult when they turn 18 or 21. Being an actual adult is when you can take care of yourself, in addition to being reliable for others to depend on as well.

It can be difficult to choose between going out with friends or studying for a test. However, college students are faced with these types of decisions on a daily basis.

I know I am not an adult. For example, I purposely left my apartment with no food before winter break because I rely on my mom taking me grocery shopping so I have food to bring back. Also, my parents still pay my cell phone bill and I am lucky enough to have a brother who lets me use his Netflix account.

On the other end of the spectrum, I managed to work multiple jobs this quarter and be a full-time student while learning to cook and pay utilities. College is a time for growth and self-discovery, but also a time to try new things and make mistakes. Most college students spend their days adulting and their nights acting like kids, which is OK because this is the age to take advantage of being both a child and an adult.

If I was asked to define an adult when I was younger I would say it is someone who drinks coffee, drives and has money. Now, I know an adult is a person who knows they're accountable for all of their actions and can make time to help others. It can be hard to find time as an adult in college, but adulting can be a great way to start taking initiative.

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50 One-Liners College Girls Swap With Their Roomies As Much As They Swap Clothes

"What would I do without you guys???"
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1. "Can I wear your shirt out tonight?"

2. "Does my hair look greasy?"

3. "We should probably clean tomorrow..."

4. "What should I caption this??"

5. "Is it bad if I text ____ first??"

6. "Should we order pizza?"

7. *Roommate tells an entire story* "Wait, what?"

8. "How is it already 3 AM?"

9. "I need a drink."

10. "McDonalds? McDonalds."

11. "GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED."

12. "Okay like, for real, I need to study."

13. "Why is there so much hair on our floor?"

14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"

19. "That guy is so stupid."

20. "Do I look fat in this?"

21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."

31. "Should we go home this weekend?"

32. "We should probably do laundry soon."

33. "Can you see through these pants?"

34. "Sometimes I feel like our room is a frat house..."

35. "Guys I swear I don't like him anymore."

36."Can I borrow a pencil?"

37. "I need to get my life together...."

38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"

39. "Let's walk to class together."

40. "Are we really pulling an all-nighter tonight?"

41. "Who's taking out the trash?"

42. "What happened last night?"

43. "Can you help me do my hair?"

44. "What should I wear tonight?"

45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."

46. "OMG, my phone is at 1 percent."

47. "Should we skip class?"

48. "What should we be for Halloween?"

49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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First and foremost, living with boys as roommates is a lot of fun. Growing up with a sister as my only sibling, it's a completely different lifestyle living with guys.

Boys love to party, you can always count on them to have some sort of beer in the fridge. And they're pretty much always willing to share a few. But, you'll find their beer cans and other trash EVERYWHERE.

You can ask as many times as you want for the boys to do the dishes. They won't. They probably think there's a magic cleaning fairy that comes around...nope, it's the girls. But, they will kill any roach or spider in the house, plus, they'll help you with the heavy lifting (not that the ladies always need it!!).

The toilet seats will never be down. And the little hairs from them shaving their beard will also be all over the sink. It's no worries though, they go down the drain easy enough!

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Despite the (sometimes but not always) messiness of boys, they're still a lot of FUN!!!! And these boys could likely become your best friends! You can ask the boys for advice on your boy problems and they'll always have a lot to say!

Living with boys is just as fun as living with girls!

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