October 29, 2016, by Amy

5 Ways To Tell You Are An Adult Now

I recently turned 21 and whilst it was filled with celebrations, friends and family I had a classy moment in which I went to my bedroom and full on sobbed for a good 10 minutes about the fact that my childhood was now officially over.

Although nothing changed instantly as I turned 21, I have noticed a slow progression of adulthood sneaking into my life. Here is a list of all the indicators that I am facing my entrance into adulthood.


1.You get excited about kitchen appliances

I went out just to buy a frying pan and I was so unbelievably excited about it. I compared models, picked a colour I liked and got giggly just thinking about all the pancakes I could make in it. I never thought this day would come.


2.You start using those quotes that you used to hate your parents saying

The other day I literally said, ‘It’ll only end in tears.’ When did this happen?! When did these phrases unknowingly insert themselves into my vocabulary?

mother and daughter

3.You start buying clothes for comfort over fashion

Now in all honesty, I have been doing this for a long time. It just so happened that oversized jumpers were somewhat ‘in’ so I could get away with it. But I recently made an expensive investment into a dressing gown and I’ve never been more happy with my life choices. Top that off with a pair of slippers and you’re good to go!



4.I book my own appointments now

I remember the day when my Mom told me I should start calling the doctors or hairdressers myself now and I looked at her with a face of dread. A phone call? Speaking to strange humans over the phone? Then I had to plan for about half an hour what I was actually going to say, how I would word it and any answers to their questions. These things are all commonplace now and I’m not entirely sure when the transition happened.


5.Realising that you can still be a kid at heart

C.S Lewis once said ‘When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up’. I feel like this articulates how I feel entirely. There was a point in my early teenage years where everything childish was silly and stupid and I was far too mature to be amused by such things. But now I’m an ‘adult’, I try to remain a child at heart and laugh often because adult life can be stressful and sometimes you just need to let your hair down and have some fun!


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