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15 #AdultingInFiveWords Tweets You Will Relate Too Damn Hard To

Growing up is inevitable. When you’re young, you can’t wait until the day that you become an adult. You dream about what it’s going to be like, and in your mind, it’s the best thing that could ever happen to you. Being able to do whatever you want whenever you want is something that you long for when you’re a child, but as you start to get older, you realize that it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be. Yes, you are no longer under the thumb of your parents anymore, but you would gladly take that back if you didn’t have to deal with all of the BS that comes along with being over the age of 18. They say that freedom comes with a price, and you can definitely attest that! Welcome to adulthood!

15 This One About Having No Money

Even though you work, for some reason you don’t seem to have any money. When you spend most of your waking hours working it means that you should have cash, but that’s not the case. When you’re young and you ask your parents to buy you something, they tell you to get a job. So you start to think that if you have one then you’ll also have funds to get what you want. This is a pretty logical line of thinking, but once you’re on your own you quickly discover that this thought process is fundamentally flawed. They basically lied to you when they told you that if you worked you would acquire enough wealth to have the items that you want, and they should be ashamed of themselves!

14 This Tweet About Bills

And if there was ever a doubt in your mind as to where your money goes, then all you’d have to do is turn to your bills. You have rent, car notes, student loans, phone payments, and so many more recurring items that you have to finance. Once a month your funds seem to mysteriously disappear from your account. When you get paid, you get excited to see all of those numbers on your check, but that happiness fades as soon as you realize that most of it is going to some invisible, all powerful entity that exists to make your life miserable. After each bill is paid off, you barely have enough money left to buy food. But if you’re lucky, you may have enough funds to go and see a half priced movie (if you decide to eat only ramen for a week).

13 This One About Hating Work

Work is another one of those things that become a necessity as you get older. When you’re young, it can seem like a fun thing to do. You only stay a few hours there, and then the money that you do make you’re able to use on what you want. Your parents are still paying the bills, so your check goes towards financing activities and items that your mom and dad said that they wouldn’t pay for. However, when you spend 40+ hours a week doing the same thing day in and day out then you will probably start to get bored with it. You begin to dread waking up in the mornings because you know that this means that you have to go into a job that you hate. If you could be anywhere else but there you would, but since you’re quite fond of not being homeless, you make the decision to force yourself to show up.

12 This Tweet About Lack Of Time

Twenty four hours may seem long, but you quickly learn that this isn’t the case. When you’re a child, you get bored when you have idle time, but as you get older, you realize that you would give anything to have that thing that you used to take for granted. When you factor in work, sleep, commuting, exercise, dinner, and errands that you have to run, you barely have the 45 minutes that you need to watch your favorite TV show on Netflix when you get home. If there was a way to extend the length of a day, you would do it because with the way it is now, you hardly have enough time to do the things that you need to do, let alone everything that you want to do. The fact that you’re able to stay sane under these conditions is miraculous.

11 This One About Always Being Tired

As I'm sitting here writing this, I’m drained. When all of your day is jammed pack from the time that you wake up until the moment that you lay your head down on your pillow at night, you start to realize just how much of a toll that can take on your body. Even if you are getting the recommended amount of sleep for your age, the chances are that the stress that you’re going through on a daily basis is adding to your exhaustion levels. If you walk up to any random adult on the street and ask them if they’re tired I’m sure that they’ll say yes. Being in a constant state of tiredness is a prerequisite for adulthood, and all of us are passing this portion of it with flying colors!

10 This Tweet About Trying To Keep It Together

Being an adult is hard, and you clearly have a lot to put up with. You try to keep it together the best you can, but to be completely honest, you’re probably always hovering over the border of good and not so good. Just the slightest problem could send you over the edge. It’s a constant battle for you to try and not lose your cool. If it wasn’t for the fact that public displays of insanity are frowned upon, you probably would have already done it. If you ever do freak out, you make sure to do it some place private. The last thing you would want to do is add anymore stress into your life by having to deal with the negative repercussions of a melt down that takes place somewhere that everyone can see. That’s why you keep it together on the outside, even if you’re ready to burst on the inside.

9 This One About Making Appointments

When you were a child, you had the fortune of having parents that would make appointments for you. If you were sick, all you needed to do was tell them and then they would get on the phone and arrange for you to see your doctor. This was one of those things that you took for granted. You may have thought that the time would never come when you would be forced to do this for yourself. However, one day you woke up feeling a little bit under the weather and when you asked your mom or dad to call and make an appointment for you they threw a plot twist at you and let you know that you had to do it on your own. You were suddenly hit hard with the realization that if you needed to see your physician that you would have to schedule it without their help.

8 This One About Taking Care Of Yourself

Being sick sucks, but one of the best parts about it growing up was that you were able to get pampered by your parents. They hated seeing you this way, so they would do everything in their power to make you feel better. If you were lucky, you may have even been able to stay home from school! Now, you’re on your own. If you’re under the weather then you have to nurse yourself back to health. And you also have to seriously debate whether or not you want to take time off from work. Yes, it would be nice to stay at home until you’re better, but if you’re barely making ends meet then this just happens to be a luxury that you can’t afford. So you drink some Pepto-Bismol and hope that you make through the day without vomiting all over your coworkers.

7 This One About Trying To Be Healthy

So in order to avoid going to the doctor, you try to be as healthy as you can. You exercise (if time permits) and you eat healthy (if you’re not having a bad day and are in need of some ice cream to soothe your pain). If you could have it your way, you would never hit the gym and you would consume garbage 24/7, but you know that if you did this then you would make yourself sick. And that would mean that you would have to schedule more doctors appointments and nobody wants that. So you lie to yourself and say that kale doesn’t taste that bad just so that you can munch on food that’s a little healthier so that you can end up living just a tad bit longer.

6 This Tweet About Learning To Say No

Part of being an adult is knowing when to say no. When you were younger you may have felt obligated to say yes to everyone because you wanted to people please, but now that you’re older you know how important it is to only agree to do things that you want to do. As you know, your time is precious. There isn’t enough of it, and you don’t want to spend the limited amount that you do have engaging in activities that you have zero interest in doing. If you haven’t learned this lesson yet then make sure to take note. It may be difficult at first, but once you realize that you don’t have to participate in something that you dread, you’ll be happier because of it.

5 This One About Your Budding Alcoholism

There are many ways that people learn how to cope with the stressors in their lives. There are people who will go and do yoga, others will go for a run, some will eat away their problems, and other individuals will drink. It starts off with just a glass of red wine to unwind after a long day at the office, and before you know it, it’s two and then three and then the whole bottle. And if a glass of wine isn’t your poison, then maybe you’re the type of person who likes to go and hit the bars on the weekend to consume so much alcohol that you end up temporarily forgetting all about your problems. It’s a sad truth, but many of us have turned to liquor to deal with our stress. Even if you’re not doing it, the chances are that someone you know is.

4 This One About Trying To Find Happiness

Google has the answers to almost everything. If you have any question all you have to do is pull it up, type it in, and then you’ll have it answered for you in less than a second. It’s wonderful, and I can’t fathom how people were ever able to live without this brilliant invention. However, as amazing as it is, it still has a flaw. It’s able to solve your queries about tangible things, but for some reason the abstract issues are not as easy to find fixes for. Everyone wants to be happy. Even if you’re not consciously aware of it, everything that you do in life is done in an effort for you to try and find happiness. It would be nice if we could turn to the famous search engine to find out how to make this happen, but unfortunately we’re on our own for that one.

3 This Tweet About Having No Clue What You’re Doing

When you were a child and you looked at the adults around you, you may have thought that they had it all together. From the outside, it seemed like they were moving along flawlessly through their lives, but when you became an adult yourself, you quickly realized that they were just faking it. The truth of the matter is that none of us know what we’re doing. We all kind of just go about our days looking like chickens with their heads cut off. You now know that life is just a never ending game of trial and error. If one thing doesn’t work then you know that you have to do it a different way, and you just keep repeating it until you end up with the result that you desire.

2 This One About Feeling Decrepit

You hit a certain age and everything starts to hurt. When you’re a kid you think that this begins happening when you’re really old, but as you now know, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Once you’re in your twenties, everything starts to slow down. Your metabolism isn’t as fast as it used to be, you don’t recover as quickly from injuries, and you may even start to deal with the horrors of near-constant bodily pain. You used to make fun of your parents when they complained about their back pains, but now you know what it feels like and you realize that it’s no laughing matter. At this point, you would do anything to not feel like an old decrepit excuse of a human being.

1 Wanting To Be A Kid Again

No matter how old you are, the one thing that you can agree on is that you wish that you would not have taken your youth for granted. You probably didn’t realize it back then, but you should have cherished your younger days. If you could go back and do it all over again that would be the one thing that you would change. You’re in such a hurry to grow up when you’re a kid, but when you finally reach adulthood you realize that you didn’t have it so bad as a child. If there was a way for you to stay young forever and not have to deal with adulting anymore then you would do it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, you’re stuck here, but at least you can take solace in the fact that we’re all dealing with this life sentence together.

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