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Adulting is Hard. The Struggle Is Real.

Updated on July 22, 2016

Remember When.....

You were a naive kid that didn't know what being an adult was really about. And then you got shoved into the real world at 18 and told to sink or swim? If that's you, you are not alone! Here are some fun ways to get through adulting together. Let's all go on strike together, at least in our minds with these funny, yet wildly accurate depictions of what it's like to be an adult in the world today.

The Dreaded Work Week

Adulting is all about responsibilities no one prepared you for. So you gotta go to work, day in and day out. Whether you like it or not, get your butt out of the bed and get motivated to make that money!

Can we all get an Amen on the fact that Mondays are the worst!
Can we all get an Amen on the fact that Mondays are the worst!
Early mornings to the office are like ...... can we call in sick to life?
Early mornings to the office are like ...... can we call in sick to life?
Once we make it to work, we have no idea what we are doing. So, let's all just smile and nod and fake it til we make it.
Once we make it to work, we have no idea what we are doing. So, let's all just smile and nod and fake it til we make it.
Chalk it up to positive thinking, you get paid to be nice to people. Don't let people take advantage of that, charge an hourly rate for those excruciating moments outside of work that you have to "act like an adult".
Chalk it up to positive thinking, you get paid to be nice to people. Don't let people take advantage of that, charge an hourly rate for those excruciating moments outside of work that you have to "act like an adult".

Why Work?!

Apparently, in order to buy things and function in the world you have to have a job. Mostly because the more you want to do in life, the more money you need. If you want to have lights, they don't just appear. Apparently. Who knew that that air conditioning in this climate change world wasn't free!

Well - I suppose that's what that pink slip was in the mailbox. Candles it is!
Well - I suppose that's what that pink slip was in the mailbox. Candles it is!
The accomplished feeling you get when you lake to the end of the pay week and you have not overdrawn your bank account. It's like the rarest phenomenon in adulting, but it has been known to happen. When you live paycheck to paycheck, pat on the back!
The accomplished feeling you get when you lake to the end of the pay week and you have not overdrawn your bank account. It's like the rarest phenomenon in adulting, but it has been known to happen. When you live paycheck to paycheck, pat on the back!
Oh, the cable is due? Didn't pay it on time, those fees are multiplying. Bills are like the bunnies of adulting, they don't stop multiplying.
Oh, the cable is due? Didn't pay it on time, those fees are multiplying. Bills are like the bunnies of adulting, they don't stop multiplying.
Christmas is not the same for adults. No wonder no one believes in the magic anymore. There is no magic once you are an adult.
Christmas is not the same for adults. No wonder no one believes in the magic anymore. There is no magic once you are an adult.
You wanna breathe? Better pay for it. You wanna twiddle your thumbs? That costs extra. Existing? Hope you have insurance!
You wanna breathe? Better pay for it. You wanna twiddle your thumbs? That costs extra. Existing? Hope you have insurance!

You're An Adult Now ... Act Like It.

Instead of being the adult in the room, we long to be the kid long lost to memories of a much simpler time. So, instead of adulting, we do whatever we can to hold onto our youth and hide from the responsibilities of being an adult. It's just so hard!

It's not like adulting comes with a manual when you reach a certain age. We are all just making it up as we go along.
It's not like adulting comes with a manual when you reach a certain age. We are all just making it up as we go along.
Let's all agree that none of us are doing it right. Which means we are all a hot mess and that's ok.
Let's all agree that none of us are doing it right. Which means we are all a hot mess and that's ok.
Not sure how adults in earlier generations did this, but there has to be an equivalent right? No? We are all in the same sinking boat.
Not sure how adults in earlier generations did this, but there has to be an equivalent right? No? We are all in the same sinking boat.
Raise your hand if you really take your laundry out on that first go around..... is it just me? Don't leave me hanging people!
Raise your hand if you really take your laundry out on that first go around..... is it just me? Don't leave me hanging people!

Bottom Line.... No one Knows What They Are Doing

We are all sinking in the same Titanic ship that's been hit by the iceberg that creeped up from under the sea of life. We will live and we will get through it, but while you look for an adultier adult, read up on what adulting feels like to most of us.

There might be a few people doing it right, but for the most part, it's all about like the worthless skill of folding anything, especially fitted sheets.
There might be a few people doing it right, but for the most part, it's all about like the worthless skill of folding anything, especially fitted sheets.
It takes a lot of energy to look like you know what you're doing it. Fake it, just like the rest of us. No shame in that game. Then ... Take a nap!
It takes a lot of energy to look like you know what you're doing it. Fake it, just like the rest of us. No shame in that game. Then ... Take a nap!
No matter what you do, you can't get away from life. You will likely get sideswiped by something completely unrelated to the crisis at hand. Duck and cover for the shit storm that adutling is.
No matter what you do, you can't get away from life. You will likely get sideswiped by something completely unrelated to the crisis at hand. Duck and cover for the shit storm that adutling is.
This generation's manual to life. Google knows everything even when you don't. No need to call your mama - alerting her that you aren't doing a great job at this adulting thing. Turn to Google in your time of need.
This generation's manual to life. Google knows everything even when you don't. No need to call your mama - alerting her that you aren't doing a great job at this adulting thing. Turn to Google in your time of need.

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We are all wading through the river of life without a paddle. What tips and tricks do you have to getting through the day? Any clever ways you deal with your new and/or old life as an adult! Let's celebrate each other that we have all made it this far and natural selection has been kind to us.

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