I’m 24 which is definite adult status in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of some of society. But I’m still young and very much figuring this stuff out as it goes. Every so often all of the adulting that I have to do creeps up on me and I get really overwhelmed and I’m dealing with that right now by writing a blog post about it in list form.
- Organising my finances
Oh sweet baby jesus, this is the one getting to me the most right now. I just started a company and so I’ve had to open a new bank account and change a million and one direct debits and try to understand all the things that my account is telling me about banking, receipts, income and taxes… It hurts my brain a lot. Also, I’m moving house soon and need to give the estate agents bank statements to prove I can pay rent and migrating bank accounts makes that a whole lot more difficult than it should be.
- I’m going to have to hire a moving van
Speaking of moving house, I’m going to have to hire a moving van. Why? Because I’m an adult who owns furniture and unlike the good old student days I can’t pack up all my stuff into the boot of my parents car. This for me is a definite adulting thing to check off.
- I own a feather duster
Seriously, it’s the best way to get rid of dust. If you wipe surfaces with a cloth the dust just gathers in a corner but with a feather duster a whole new world of opportunity is opened to you. It’s like the magic wand of cleaning. Oh my god I’m so boring.
- I go to the doctors when things are wrong with me
When you’re young you think you’re invincible. Now if anything is wrong with me I will go to the doctors and get it checked out just in case. You never know! I’m so committed to my health I once spent a Saturday (and it was Valentine’s Day – although I had no plans) in a walk in clinic to get this painful thing on my leg checked out. Good job I did – I needed antibiotics. Health is important, people and the NHS is bloody brilliant! (although one adult thing I don’t do and should is go to the dentist…)
- All the essentials are in my handbag
It is official. I have turned into my mother. When you’re out and someone says “does anyone have some water?” or “has anyone got any tissues?” or whatever it may be, I am that person now who will always have what you need! The practical bag lady at your service!
- I own 2 umbrellas
Gone are my immature days of buying, losing and breaking umbrellas willy-nilly! I’m an adult now and I own 2 umbrellas and I check the weather in the morning before I leave the house for the day because I am prepared af!
- I have to remember the birthdays of grandparents and other family members
I have a very close family and always send cards for birthdays. When I was living at home my parents would remind me when it was a family member’s birthday and we’d all write our cards and send them out together. Easy. Not so much any more. I have to remember myself. And I buy booklets of stamps now. I’m such an adult.
- I pay for subscriptions
Okay, I pay for one subscription. I still use my family’s Netflix account and Apple Music but hey if it’s there why pay for another? But I did get my own personal adult subscription to NowTV because I wanted to watch Girls and Game of Thrones legally. Ya know, because I’m an adult.
- I have a shared calendar with my family
The Witton family are very busy and important. So we have a shared calendar where we add things that we’re doing together and to book out time for important events like holidays, graduations, weddings and bar mitzvah’s. My younger sister is graduating this year so we’re all adults now.
- I read non-fiction books
Don’t get me wrong, I still love fiction but fiction was all I read as a non-adult. I actually could never understand why people would read non-fiction, I thought it was boring. But now I can’t get enough of it! In fact I think most of my TBR list is non-fiction. I love it so much! Give me more!
So that’s 10 things I do now that I’m an adult. Let me know in the comments what “adult” things you do!