Growing up isn't easy and if you think it is, just watch the terror in a potty-training toddler's eyes when they realize that they've been ignoring their internal warnings for two hours at the park and it's T-minus 15 seconds before their pants are goners.
And it seems like when we were all kids, all we could think about was how cool it is to be a grown-up. You get to stay up as late as you want and ride as many roller coasters as you want and drive your car whenever you want and not have to put up with anyone you didn't want to put up with.
And, while that's true for some people because they choose to live their lives that way, not everyone is so fortunate or makes that happen for themselves. Many of us are stuck facing the reality that growing up really isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
You got yourself in a mountain of debt. The jobs are out there. You're applying to all of them. Yet, you're still a barista. Help.
All men cheat and that's that, and don't come in my mentions talknbout my man been loyal biiiitch let me tell you something... lmao— I ain't shit (@sheslulu) December 2, 2017
Prince charming doesn't ride a white horse...maybe a 2007 white Honda Accord with the insurance in his mom's name but money isn't everything and apparently, neither is fidelity these days.
There were people and institutions "holding you back" but once all of those strings aren't attached you've got to keep yourself propped up all by your lonesome...good luck.
why is college so expensive why are sororities so expensive why is becoming an adult so expensive why is life so expensive I need a nap— britta (@mogirlprobs) March 1, 2016
Seriously, everything. Especially if you have kids.
u know ur gettin kinda old and becoming an adult when you sigh at teenagers— spook (@callthemainland) March 2, 2016
You fools, hope is for amateurs.
No one's taking it out for you anymore, so hop to it or things start to get stinky.
Just do it while you're binge-watching Netflix.
What's the use in being an adult if you don't exercise the power to have an ice cream sundae for dinner— L i v (@liv_rocks) March 13, 2016
Con: no one's policing your dietary choices.
At what age do we start saying 'congratulations' instead of 'oh shit' when someone says they're pregnant..— Yo ! Honor (@DrunkkLawyer) August 2, 2015
A clear age needs to be defined.
It's almost like they want you to fail.
Then if you can get the job and they want to fire you, they always have that in their back pocket.
But it makes the clothes smell nice!
So keep your chin up and live to see that even worse day.
Hey you're an adult, feel free to be a party pooper.
Whatever, better to be single than in a whack one.
But you do the same thing every day anyway.
But you can change that.
It's progress, right?
It only gets harder so you better learn to start having fun with it.
Have fun filling out all that info on the clipboard when you make it to the office, too.
Bonus points for keeping it consistent.
You'll just have to suck it up through, you're an adult now. Doesn't mean you can't have fun though.