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17 Moments In Life When You Feel Like An Adult

12 December 2017

People think growing up and becoming an adult is all about the big decisions, like moving to a new city, buying a car or furnishing your first flat.

But really, it’s the little wins that make all the difference.

#1 When you pay your bills on time…

Or even better if you line them up so they all come out the day after payday.

#2 When you empty the vacuum cleaner…

Now YOU are the vacuum cleaner.

#3 When you do a BOSS grocery shop…

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks for an entire week in one go. BOOM.

#4 When you host a dinner party…

Sure the main might just be pasta and a jar of sauce, but you did it.

#5 When you make a dentist or doctor check-up appointment…

Not just because you’re sick or have a toothache, but because you’re due.

#6 When you start separating your colours from your whites…

Napisan is your bitch.

#7 When you have more than a $20 budget on Chrismas presents…

And can actually get good presents for your family and friends (well the ones you like anyway).

#8 When you’d rather go shopping at Kmart than clubbing on a Saturday night…

The homewares section is lit.

#9 When you prefer to day drink so you can be home by midnight…

Girl has to be fresh for the farmer’s markets on a Sunday.

#10 When eating McDonald’s makes you feel guilty…

Because you know it’s bad for you, but you eat it anyway.

#11 When having a clean room is a priority and not what your mum make you do…

Fresh sheets, fresh mind.

#12 When someone says ‘shot?’ and you say ‘no thanks, it’s Wednesday’…

Girl, you’ve grown.

#13 When you buy wine for the taste, not for the alcohol percentage…

Although it’s definitely still a factor in the decision making

#14 When you go to cook a meal and all the spices are already in the cupboard…

Oregano? More like Orega-YES.

#15 When you call up a restaurant to make a booking…

No online bookings? No Problem.

#16 When you talk on the phone in the office in front of everyone…

“Yes hello this is Ms Badass, how can I help you?”

#17 When you set your alarm on a weekend…

Can’t mess up that sleep cycle.

Words by Samantha Mcmeekin.