7 Ways I'm Really Not A Successful Adult

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Being in my mid-twenties and living away from home, you'd think I had a pretty good grip on this whole adulting thing right now, wouldn't you?

You'd be sorely mistaken on that one, I'm afraid!

At this point in life, I feel like I'm pretty much winging it. It's the butt of a lot of my friends jokes how I've managed to get to 24 without either setting myself of fire, forgetting to eat for a week and remembering that clothes do in fact need washing on a regular basis.

Surely I can't be the only one though, right?

In celebration of those who are winging it through adulthood, here are 7 ways that I'm really really really not a successful grown-up.

1. My cooking repertoire consists of about three or four dishes. Most of those dishes are those which only need one-pan, because I'll be damned if I'm washing more than one pan up. Also, never ever ask me to try a new recipe, because that will almost certainly result in mild panic, undue stress and downing a bottle of wine before dinner is even served.

2. I can't remember the last time I ironed a piece of clothing. In fact, I don't even know if I own an ironing board any more??

3. After looking after my three year-old niece for one afternoon, I'm always EXHAUSTED, and realise that I won't be ready to be a parent for several years yet! (she just never. stops. running.)

4. I have no idea what any of the lights on the dashboard of my car mean. Just take it a garage and hope it doesn't die on the way??

5. I still don't like red wine. My family always tell me I'll grow into it. I definitely haven't yet.

6. Organising utility bills are just beyond me. How on Earth is that phone conversation supposed to go? 'Uhm hello yes, I would like to purchase some of your water, please?' And since when was water not free anyway?!

7. I know I really should care about politics... But they all sound exactly the same! Blah blah blah... let's put Netflix on instead.

Sian xo


  1. Love this! I totally relate to the ironing thing, because I honestly can't be bothered! The closest I will every get is hanging up my stuff in the bathroom while I shower in hopes that the steam will knock some of the wrinkles out (and if it doesn't, oh well)!
    -Liv | https://andlivloves.com/

  2. AAAAAAAAAH I will be soon be on my mid 20's and can relate it just ugh I wish I had magic like Sabrina or Harry Potter so I could keep my house super clean like any picture from pinterest.

    Michelle| www.brokebutflawless.com

  3. 3 to 7 are basically me haha! I am struggling with adulthood so bloody much x


  4. This made me laugh. I cannot really say I'm the same because I iron most days due to my work outfits, I cook really well and I was a babysitter throughout college so I'm fine with kids. I also LOVE RED WINE! It's a taste thing, though, there are lots of kinds and not every kind is made for everyone. I have a friend who only likes white and another one who only drinks beer.

    S .x https://samsramblings91.blogspot.com/

  5. The red wine thing is a lot like the cilantro thing - you have been genetically wired to like it! Some people think cilantro tastes like dish soap and they can't help it - their genetics make it seem that way, and it's the same for people who really don't like red wine. All we taste are the bitter tannins in the wine and nothing else. Yuck!

  6. I honestly feel this way too. I often think, ”I can't be doing this right. There has to be an adultier way to be an adult.” lol