Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Adulting Sucks.

I really don't want to be an adult.  Mostly because I a) have no idea when I became an adult and 2) totally didn't ask to grow up. There are some major perks, don't get me wrong, but I can't count how many times I want a time machine just so I can go back and slap my younger self anytime I would say something stupid like, "Man, I can't wait to grow up !"

I made a comment about how I would gladly trade being and adult and eating rabbit food for 12 year old me's metabolism and some cookies.  I've been on a huge DIY kick recently because who wants to spend dollars ?  Then I tried to make a spreadsheet to budget my money, oh and I was trying to get an average of how much data I actually used in a month to see if I could somehow get my cell phone bill lower, which led to me thinking about if I wanted to splurge on another streaming service since I got rid of cable and got Netflix & Hulu instead and that led to thinking about coupons...That's when I realized I became the feared "adult" and I just kind of sat on my couch, in my apartment and had a small freak out.

Like, man...I have to pay bills ! I have to go to work ! I'm responsible for things ! When I'm sick, guess who has to drive HERSELF to the pharmacy.  The fridge does NOT magically restock itself, the laundry doesn't wash, dry or fold itself, and the vacuum does not magically pick up all the dog hair while I'm out.   Not that I ever, for one minute in my entire life, thought that it did but the fact that I have to be responsible for it AND actually make time to do it is just mind blowing to me.  I'm going to be 28 in August and I don't understand how I've been an "adult" for 10 years.  A whole. Freaking. Decade.

WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN.  HOW DID I GET HERE ?! I could have sworn that yesterday I was packing up my car to leave for college, only to realize that this summer my high school class wants to have our 10 year reunion.

In finding these tumblr masterpieces, I found the one below that reminded me of when my sister came down to visit for a few days a few months ago because she wanted to check out NC State.  I freaked out.  I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HER. WHAT ?! 

I'm not saying I'm old.  Quite the opposite actually ! I'm trying to figure out why the world seems to think that I'm capable of being a fully functioning adult, when I honestly still think I'm a child that calls her mom when I have to fill out tax papers, when my car makes a noise, or when I need to know how to properly write a check. Because adults know this stuff.  I still even try and get her to make doctor's appointments for me ! (She's been making me do it for over a decade, but I still try)

So I have to I the only one who feels like this ?!  Am I crazy ? When does actually feeling like an actual adult kick in ? Am I going to be 90 years old and chilling in a nursing home going "The f*ck you mean I'm an adult ?!"  I can't be alone here people.  Let's hear your thoughts on being an "adult" !

Linking up because I'm trying to get back in the blogging game and this seems like a good "humpday confession" to start things off !

Making Melissa


  1. Haha, I don't really know what it says about me but I've never not felt like an adult. Maybe because when I was a kid I had to do all that shit for myself and did the laundry when I was 7. It always blew my mind when I met people in high school and college who had no idea how to do laundry. Like, how did you never learn? Weird to me.. but I know everyone has a different experience so it is what it is haha. Also, 10 year reunion! Are you going?

  2. oh the last one is hilarious and so true!
    sometimes i'll be driving and i'll have a very small quick panic attack when i realise omg i'm driving i'm behind the wheel of a dangerous machine who decided that was a good idea?!
    i don't really feel like an adult most of the time, i mean i pay bills and buy groceries but then i watch disney movies, so... whatever.

  3. OMG talk of my 10 year reunion popped up earlier this year and I was just Just no. No on so many levels. I'm almost 28 too but for some reason I feel like perpetually 21/22...ironically I thought I was more of an adult back then than I do now!


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