16 Adulting Struggles That Are Just Too Real

Diply 2 May 2018

No one warned me how intense being an adult was going to be.

When I was a kid, I assumed that by 21, I would the CEO of my wildly successful company, making a six-figure salary, married to a male Calvin Klein underwear model, with children, and living in a beautiful four-story mansion.

I was in for a rude awakening.

1. When you accidentally spend all your money on alcohol and makeup

Me.me | Me.me

Thank goodness for The Bank of Mom and Dad, amirite?

I wonder how long I'll be able to leech off of them before they realize they've raised a freeloading slacker with highly expensive taste and a terrible work ethic.

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2. When your parents no longer support your spending habits so you gotta step up

AstrologyMemes | AstrologyMemes

I work so that I can keep living, and I keep living so I can continue to work. It's a vicious cycle.

I guess I'll just accept the fact that this is my purpose in life.

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3. Having to make small talk with colleagues in the morning should be illegal

tfln | tfln

Pretending to be friendly and chatty with colleagues every day is the bane of my existence. A job that doesn't require me to speak to anyone would be ideal.

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4. You know you're an adult when you start spending ridiculous amounts of money on household items

Twitter | @Baabaest

The other day, the $100 vacuum I ordered online came in the mail, and I've never been more excited. I'm gonna make crumbs everywhere just so I can use it.

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5. When you're trying to save for retirement, pay off your student loans, and not get evicted from your apartment

Instagram | @NathanSims

This is a visual representation of what is sitting in my bank account right now.

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6. One of these days I'm just gonna not show up to work

Me.me | Me.me

If you need me, I'll be in Bora Bora starting over with a new identity, selling hand-made jewelry to make ends meet.

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7. Making plans and not following through with them is 75% of what being an adult is like

TheChive | TheChive

If I make plans with you for next week, just assume that it's not going to happen and move on with your life.

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8. When you're about to empty your bank account on groceries and the cashier asks if you want to donate $1 to charity

DailyMail | DailyMail

I am charity. You should all be donating money to me.

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9. Remember what it was like to get drunk off coolers and wake up without a hangover?

Me.me | Me.me

Those days are over. After you turn 25, there are serious consequences for getting drunk.

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10. When you have to get your own furniture, but you're poor 

Write15Minutes | Write15Minutes

In times of desperation, I may or may not have driven around on garbage day looking for gently used furniture.

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11. When you haven't been to the dentist in 7 years because your mom can no longer book your appointments for you

TheChive | TheChive

Book my own dentist appointment? No thanks. I'd rather let me teeth rot.

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12. When everyone around you is growing up but you refuse to conform to society's standards

Pinterest | Pinterest

Have fun working for "the man." I'll be here playing with my Tamagotchi, eating Fruit Roll-Ups, and watching The OC.

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13. When you're trying to save money but a brick of cheese costs $8

Sizzle | Sizzle

I think I'm just going to move back in with my parents and hope for the best.

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14. When you haven't made a payment on your credit card in months

Stretch | Stretch

I don't even care anymore. I'm just going to live my best life and ignore all of my debt.

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15. Having no recollection of how you made it through school

Reddit | DisDudeForReal

College was an out-of-body experience. One minute I was taking a shot out of another girl's belly-button, and the next minute I was graduating. I have no idea how this happened.

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16. None of us have a clue what we're doing, we just know we're supposed to do it

Reddit | PianoPeyCa

I know I have the freedom to make my own choices and blaze my own trail. But I'm honestly way too lazy for that.

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