Adulting. It’s something that we all have to do eventually right? Or at least 99.9% of us have to. The 0.01% can just ignore this entire post…you stupid ugly lucky bitches.
And when I say adulting, that’s not a typo. It’s a thing. Look it up. I guess I could also do it for you. See definition below:
The practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks.
‘It feels really good to take a step back from adulting and have someone else cook dinner for me.’
as modifier: ‘I finished all my adulting requirements for the week.’
Now, this isn’t news to anyone I am sure. It’s a basic known fact of life that being an adult is hard. As an adult, you finally reap the seeds of your upbringing whether good or bad. Insecurities you had as a child and teen manifest into anxiety and depression instead.
Many believe that ‘adulting’ is a general term for Millennials that can’t reconcile real life with their ‘believed’ struggles. But I believe that ‘adulting’ is a fun term for something that is more than just doing responsible things. It’s a motivator.
NOW HEAR ME OUT. Don’t shut me down quite yet. Give me a chance here.
For everyone, not just Millennials, but whatever life stage or age you are, being an adult is hard sometimes. When you’ve been doing the things you’re supposed to do all day, like doing well at your 9-5 job or working on your project or cleaning the house, you’re exhausted by the end of the day. No, you don’t get a reward for doing things that you’re supposed to do to live, but why can’t you reward yourself a little bit. Maybe you don’t have to share it with the world (please leave your hashtags on the back burner), but that doesn’t mean you can’t share a fun snap or fun barb with friends/family/roommates.
It’s a way we share our struggle and to share our burden is to share our misery and you know what they say. Misery loves company.
Don’t look down on somebody for attempting to lighten their load by sharing a quick remark about their own struggles. It’s a way to connect with others and to finally feel like you’re not lagging behind your peers. Social media has made it acceptable to share every aspect of your life and if you just don’t feel like “adulting” today, you don’t have to and you can share that feeling and be validated in feeling that way.
NO “ADULTING” FOR ME TODAY PLEASE.