Am I a grown-up or nah? 

I’m 29 years old. I’ve been married for 9 years. I’m a parent. I own a house. I’ve moved across the country. I pay taxes. By all laws and standards I am, in fact, an adult. BUT…

I don’t feel like an adult most of the time. I like to watch Spongebob Squarepants. I like to play video games. I don’t have a job. Sometimes I find adults boring. Basically I’m stuck somewhere between being a high schooler and a college kid, and I realize that I’m way too far removed from either of those life stages to lay a legitimate claim to them.

There are, however, rare times when I do feel like an adult and the whole ‘being a grown-up’ thing makes me feel like a BOSS.


Adulting: When you do stuff that makes you feel grown-up

I feel like a grown up when:

  • I eat food that I made
  • I eat whatever I want, whenever I want (cornbread for 2 of 3 meals wuuuut!?!)
  • I leave my house and go nowhere in particular
  • I plan a trip
  • I pack for a trip earlier than the night before
  • I pay more than $40 in cash at the store
  • I purchase any single item that is more than $50
  • I stay out late with my friends
  • I get stuff in the mail or delivered to my door

Me when I finish a task that makes me feel like an adult.

I’m responsible, generally punctual, and function well in society, but I don’t feel completely like an adult…and I’m okay with that.

Posted by The Armchair Commentary

One Comment

  1. Well, you are adult enough to think about being an adult…that is very adulting.



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