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