Wednesday, 26 November 2014

7 Things They Don't Tell You About Being An Adult

When I was little I couldn't wait to grow up, I couldn't wait to leave school, find a rich husband and live a life of luxury. Did this happen? NO. Whilst the adults in my life took great joy in telling me all the time that 'your school years are the best of your life' and that I'd 'miss it when they're gone' I didn't think they'd be right; and furthermore they also forgot to mention all the crappy stuff that comes with being a grown up - and let me tell you it is not as fun as I thought it was going to be. The only advantage is that it's now legal (and acceptable) to drown your adult sorrows in wine.

1.  Baths will be a luxury
Not a chore where your mum has to bribe you to set foot near to it. As an adult, the thought of a bath is exciting, luxurious and oh so relaxing - and yet almost impossible to get round to doing.

2. Getting a job is hard
Know what your dream job would be? Good, because you'll probably still be dreaming of it whilst you're sat at your actual job that you have to turn up to everyday in order to pay rent, and bills and live. That you got after hundreds of rejection letters and failed interviews.

3. Stamping your feet still gets you nowhere
And it's totally inappropriate to do this at work, even though you know you're right and it's not fair.


4. Snow is not fun
You don't get a day off work, the roads turn to slush and people forget how to drive.

5. Drivers are bad people
Driving brings out the worst in everyone. Yep, even you.

6. Doing washing is the worst chore, ever
Sorting it, washing it, drying it, folding it. It's dull. And you usually spend your weekends doing it. Double wammy.

7. The fridge doesn't magically fill itself
Food is expensive, there will be times where you go to the fridge on numerous occasions, only to be faced with empty shelves.

What's the one thing you never got told about being an adult?

Sophie x

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9 comments :

  1. This has made me so sad. Can we just pretend to be young again and forget all these things exist? Please? Ahhh at least we're all in it together I guess! x

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    1. Isn't it just? You never realise how easy you have it as a kid until you become an adult and have to fend for yourself!! x

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  2. Hah I love this - especially the one about getting a job! I think it's all those stupid things that you now have to deal with, sorting out bills and bank accounts and phone accounts and just things I don't want to have to deal with!! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I know Jasmin! I feel exactly the same, no one warned me about all these jobs I would have to do!

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  3. This really made me laugh :-) The bath one is so true. I've had times now where I feel too tired to even get a bath and it seems like too much faff! What's that about?

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    1. Glad it made you laugh, Angela. I know exactly what you mean, sometimes the effort it takes to have a bath is just too much to handle!!

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  4. Absolutely loved this! It reminded me that back in the day I wrote a whole blog post on why I don't like snow and found it especially http://www.emilyetc.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/say-no-to-snow.html haha! Also washing clothes is the worst xx

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  5. Love love love this! Great post Sophie :)

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  6. Washing clothes really is crap, I find that as soon as I've ploughed through the wash bin and it's empty, I come back what seems like an hour later and it's full again....HOW!!! It's like there are magic washing gremlins lurking around urgh!

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