Signs You're a Real Adult
If These 31 Signs Resonate With You, You Might Really Be an Adult
As a 20-something (or even a 30-something), you realize that adulthood is, well, a gradual process. For some, it happens quite quickly. For others, growing up takes a bit of time. And there's nothing wrong with that! But let's just say . . . when you've made it, you've really made it — although it's a little bittersweet. Here are the 31 signs that you've made it — read 'em and weep (like really, you might actually start weeping).
- You go to your parents more often to catch up than to seek out advice.
- There is a complete set of matching glasses and silverware in your kitchen.
- You have a 401(k).
- You don't get carded as often as you'd like.
- Your college memories are no longer your fondest.
- You go to buy groceries before you completely run out of food.
- You can't remember the last time you had to ask your parents for gas money.
- You didn't need a guarantor's signature on your most recent lease agreement.
- Wine has become very important to you.
- You know your social security and driver's license numbers by heart.
- You caved and bought cable. (Netflix and Hulu aren't your only options.)
- Not each and every one of your home appliances is from IKEA.
- You actively think about what you're eating and how it affects your body. (Where as before you couldn't care less.)
- You've moved into a place and paid for movers (or did it yourself).
- You fold your laundry on a semiregular basis.
- Sleep is very, very important to your livelihood, and you often find yourself getting to bed at a reasonable hour.
- A lack of clean socks is no longer one of your biggest issues.
- Your checks are customized and actually have your name on them.
- You own more than one credit card.
- You find yourself becoming less and less concerned about keeping up with your social media feeds.
- You have more friends who are married or in committed relationships than you do single friends.
- You feel steady and settled in your current job.
- You didn't have to ask your parents a ton of questions when purchasing your last insurance policy.
- There are multiple kids in your life who refer to you as "aunt" or "uncle."
- You vote in elections on a regular basis.
- Your taxes consist of more than one form.
- You've been on vacations that didn't involve theme parks (or your parents).
- Everything in your home has a legitimate and permanent place.
- Your male friends seem to have less hair on their heads and more on their faces.
- Your meals involve less instant ramen and more gourmet cooking, and you often talk recipes with your friends.
- For the first time, you have a pretty concrete five-year plan ahead of you.
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