Truth is. I’m only at the beginning of my twenties – the most glorious of decades. And I’m a child at heart. But still, legally and culturally I’d be described an adult. So today I thought I’d share 7 honest facts about adult life with you. Maybe you’re still a teenager and find a loophole to exit this whole downward spiral of growing up. Or maybe you’re older, reading this, laughing at how dumb, young and naïve I still am. I hope you enjoy reading these 10 honest facts either way.
1. Paying bills is THE WORST
Growing up I couldn’t wait for my first paycheck and all the possibilities that’d come with it. Now I’ve come to actually loath receiving any kind of payment whatsoever because a few seconds later all the money will be taken from me anyway. This just isn’t fair. Rent, food, social activities…. You even have to pay for the Internet kids!!
2. Adult conversations aren’t nearly as interesting as you might think
Thinking back at my earlier days I vividly remember me always wanting to sit at the adult table and curiously trying to get a sneak into their conversations. I always dreamt of grown-up topics being so sophisticated and clever. Do you wanna know what my friends and I talk about 80% of the time? Spongebob effin’ Squarepants!!
3. Sleep is your friend, not an enemy!
Why did I always refuse to sleep during the day? Naps are amazing. Naps are fun. Naps are what keeps me going
(especially during exam weeks). And why do kids always want to stay up late? I’d rather get my “beauty” sleep than watch another 4 episodes of that stupid show. Oh come on, who am I kidding. I’d love to do both – watch TV and sleep at the same time.
4. Believe it or not, school was the fun part of life
Adult life is all about working in order to pay the rent, working to pay off your student loans, working so you won’t starve to death… Oh and then there’s university. Which is supposed to be all fun and partying but actually is SO exhausting! Honestly, school is fun and you’ll never have that little work to do again. Appreciate it!
5. Begging your parents for something was way better than actually having to get it yourself
You know, when I’m standing in a shop and want to have that bar of chocolate, throwing a tantrum probably (definitely) will not get me what I want. The only thing THAT would get me is some time at a psychiatrist. And no thank you very much, I’d rather deal with my demons myself.
6. Lying becomes essential!
Your mother always told you not to lie. But oh boy, you’ll so need that in your life. I’m not telling you to invent a whole new personality and pull off a Hannah Montana kind of thing. But it definitely will come in handy if you don’t feel like going out and have to tell your friends you have already made “other plans”. Mate, we all know these other plans involve no one but yourself, some wine, maybe chocolate and your good ol’ friend Netflix. But that’s totally okay. We’ve all been there and done that.
7. Adult life is a myth!
All these years of wanting to grow up, wanting to finally experience adult life. I’ve come to believe it’s all one big ass myth! When you’re 14 you can’t wait to be responsible for your own shit. When you’re 18 you can’t wait to move out and finally be an adult. And now, at 22 I still refer to others as grown-ups and never myself. So what if we never really grow up? I’d be totally okay with that as long as it means I can eat cereal out of the box without milk as breakfast at 8 p.m. for the next couple of decades.
What do you think about this topic? Do you have any other honest facts about adult life you’d like to share?