Sometimes I look at my life and think yeah I’m a proper adult, I have my own flat and a proper job and other times I just want to lay in bed all day, refuse to do the housework and pretend I’m just a teenager again. I think it’s nice to have a good combination because who wants to be an adult all the time when you can go to a trampoline park, binge watch a Netflix series and splurge on a handbag you’ve wanted for ages. Here are just some of the ways you know you’re a proper adult:
- You spend £80 on a fancy new bedspread which has a proper thread count. I promise you, you won’t regret it
- You manage to cook an entire meal from scratch without making the kitchen look in a bomb dropped
- Tidying up as you go along has become second nature because no one wants to live like a complete slob
- You own more than three different cleaning products
- Having an empty washing basket gives you so much joy
- Somehow you’ve managed to put some money into a mystical thing called a savings account and haven’t spent it all on takeaways and makeup
- Going to bed at 9pm is seen as a massive win and not a complete defeat on life
- You don’t feel the need to go out every weekend, sometimes staying at home and relaxing is just as perfect
- Getting your bathroom spotless fills you with happiness
- You own more than one type of insurance (Car/ Home/ Travel/ Life)
- Paying into a pension doesn’t seem like a completely pointless task, you know you want to have a life when you’re old
- While the idea of turning 30 might seem daunting you’re no longer completely scared
- The plans and ideas you had for your life as a teenager seem a little unrealistic looking back on it
- Friends are choosing to have kids and get married and it’s no longer a shock
- You don’t always buy own brand food when you shop. You can’t beat proper Heinz ketchup
- Buying practical items for your home is exciting and no longer seem as a waste of money. A new hoover?! Wow!
- You get excited by cushions and bedding
- Teenagers seem like an alien race now and they’re so loud and obnoxious. Please say we weren’t like that at that age?!
- Ikea is like Disneyland for adults, and building flat pack furniture is like adult lego
- You start cushioning your holidays with an extra day at the end for sleeping, unpacking and washing clothes
Can you relate to any of these? What things make you feel like an adult?