8 'Adulting' Things That I Still Haven't Figured Out

Sunday 23 February 2020

I remember being 18 or 19, and being adamant that at 26, I would be a proper grown up, and really have my life together. I'd have a proper grip on adulthood, fiercely independent, with a strong career well underway, with an active social life but still with the ability to be a domestic goddess when required.

Oh, 18 year old Sian, how naive you were.

The reality of being an adult is much more difficult than you think, especially when you're living in that little uni bubble and think living in the big, bad world is a doddle. And don't get me wrong, while I'm not doing a terrible job of it, there are certainly elements of being a grown-up which are very much elusive to me. Do you recognise any of this list?

1. Saving money
To the people who have little saving pots squirrelled away, HOWWWW do you do it, please tell me your secrets?! I swear I get paid, pay my bills, put petrol in my car, get a food shop in and then BAM! money gone... (okay I sometimes buy make up too but STILL!)

2. Ironing
The most tedious job in the world. And I'm convinced that the clothes look more creased after I've ironed them. Now I just flat out refuse to do it, and will rock the crumpled look forevermore.

3. Sewing a button
The most basic of adulting skills and I do not possess it. I just take the item of clothing and button to my mum to deal with. (she tuts and rolls her eyes at me but she loves it really)

4. Making the bed without pretty much getting inside the duvet cover
It's the only way I know how and I'm sticking with it.

5. Getting out of the house on time
Yep, I'm one of those people. I can get up extra early to make sure I'm ready and out of the door on time, and I somehow still end up rushing around 20 minutes after I should have been in my car. Often with only one shoe on, unable to find my keys, checking 74367 times that I remembered to turn my straighteners off and with mascara on only one eye.

6. Not letting my house get a mess
I swear it must look like a messy teenager lives here 99% of the time. I think I need to just accept that I will always be a messy person. It's a personality flaw.

7. Ringing/going to the doctor's when I need to
It took my mum texting me twice a day, every day for about a week for me to book my smear test. Not because I was deliberately putting it off, but because I just kept getting busy and forgetting. (no excuse I know, but rest assured I did go!)
I'm the same when there's something else that I need to see someone about. I do the very 'British' thing of 'Oh I'll be fine for another week and if it's still the same I'll go then'. It's a habit that I really need to stop!

8. Remembering to top up the oil/water/screenwash in my car
As long as it starts when I turn the key in the ignition, it's all good, right?

Sian xo

1 comment

  1. I giggled all of the way through this post darling, thank you so much for sharing - I can relate to all of this!! I'm sending you so much love. 💜

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