Misconceptions about Adulthood

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Misconceptions about adulthood growing up adult life behind the schmile
I’m still officially classed as a young adult but already there are a few misconceptions about adulthood I had when growing up that I have been able to identify. This adulting thing is hard, let’s not get it twisted, but there are a few things that aren’t as bad as I had anticipated.

The biggest misconception for me was thinking that adulthood was an automatic process: it is, in fact, a choice. Check out the list below for more!

1: You aren’t totally free

2: Your mum is still very likely to tell you what to do and at times you will still have to do it

3: You might not be married by 25

4: Your best friend from when you were 5 might not even remember your name anymore

bride wards misconceptions about adulthood bestfriends bff behind the schmile

5: Days off are not really days off- now you do this new thing instead called ‘running errands’

6: People will still tell you off

7: You don’t automatically learn how to stop being ‘childish’

8: You might not find that job that you love as soon as you graduate or even 10 years after that, or ever…

14: You can’t do whatever you want whenever you want

15: Sometimes you will get things wrong

bride wards misconceptions about adulthood monkey frsutarted laptop behind the schmile

16: You can still ask for help

17: You will still go to your parents and maybe even your grandparents for advice

18: Life does not get easier

19: You don’t need to have your life figured out

20: You don’t need to be successful… yet

21: You don’t need to know everything about everything

bride wards misconceptions about adulthood hopleless behind the schmile

Please feel free to share your misconceptions about adulthood with me in the comments!

Tisha x


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  1. May 9, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I have learned in my 26 years on this Earth, that there is a lesson in everything. There is a ‘takeaway’ in all of the good, the bad, and even the ugly. And as the late Aaliyah said, ” If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again…”

    (mic drop)

    • TishaKimiira
      May 9, 2017 / 7:28 pm

      100000% agree! Thank you for reading 💙

  2. May 10, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Need to set a reminder for all of the above. Great post

    • TishaKimiira
      May 10, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you reading!💙

  3. May 10, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    So true!!! Number 15 is the biggest one for me and I’m 27🤦🏾‍♀️. Seriously, I was just two seconds away from tossing my computer to the side like that little monkey lol.

    I think all of your misconceptions are stop on! I have learned to just roll with the punches and enjoy every step along the way.

    -Vera (www.voiceofvera.com)

    • TishaKimiira
      May 10, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Haha! Save the computer! Glad you enjoyed it, thank you for reading 💙

  4. May 10, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    It’s crazy I wonder how my childhood best friend is, but I can’t remember her last name 😂 I don’t even know how to look her up on social media. This was a good list.

    • TishaKimiira
      May 10, 2017 / 4:13 pm

      Haha! Crazy how the ‘stresses’ of adult life can take over so quickly that we forget the little things. Thanks for reading 💙

  5. May 10, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    oh god yes!! I’m 24 and these STILL apply to me! Great article!

    • TishaKimiira
      May 10, 2017 / 7:05 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading 💙

  6. May 10, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    No harm in asking elders for advice, they have the benefit of 20/20 hindsight and many are over the immature, self serving, narrow mindset that we sometimes get caught up in when were young. Its funny how we dont miss the “freedom” of childhood until its gone.

    • TishaKimiira
      May 10, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Completely agree! Like most good things we don’t appreciate it until it’s lost. Thank you for sharing 💙

  7. May 13, 2017 / 11:21 pm

    All these are soooooo true. Life doesn’t get any easier, I agree, but when we keep all these in mind…..then it doesn’t get more difficult. Excellent post! I love it 101%

    • TishaKimiira
      May 13, 2017 / 11:23 pm

      Thank you so much! Appreciate your support 💙

  8. vivi.ish
    July 13, 2017 / 1:33 am

    I only just graduated college a month ago, but I’ve been learning these pretty fast lol. Great read! 💙


    • TishaKimiira
      July 13, 2017 / 6:59 am

      Glad you enjoyed it it! 💙Congratulations 🎓🎓🎓

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