Are you paying the bills? Are you thinking about investment? Do you have a credit card that you actually pay for every month? Are you renting your own space or worrying about car and home mortgages?
We hate to break it to you, but these are signs of adulting. You are a grown up! Congratulations! Or maybe not? Here are other mundane everyday signs that you are truly an adult:
Signs of adulting: You can no longer pull an all-nighter
You’ll notice it little by little. In a bar, you’ll slouch on the couch after 10PM and order juice instead of liquor. When out and about with friends, you’ll begin to think of going home when the clock strikes 9PM because you don’t want to be caught in traffic. These are simple signs of adulting.
But there are more… the thought of attending a bridal shower (even one for your friends) scare you because somehow, you have to stay up until the wee hours of the morning. You dinner to commence at exactly 7PM because any later than that means you’ll stay in the restaurant until 10PM.
You now side with the adults in movies
Remember Home Alone? Yeah, that movie that starred the young Macaulay Culkin getting left alone over the holidays. I used to imagine that same thing happening to me. But now, it scares the hell out of me to think how the mother might have felt after realizing that she left her son at home.
It comes in small dosages but slowly, you’ll notice that you’re siding more with the adults than with the children in movies. That’s a surefire way to tell yourself you’re maturing into a responsible adult.
You care less about what others think of you
There was a time when you would cry over something so mundane. You can even cry over spilled spaghetti sauce on your white blouse. But now? You just laugh at it and don’t even care enough to shed a tear.
You know who you are and if others don’t see it, you don’t even care about it. That’s one of the real signs of adulting.
— Fossil (@Fossil) December 14, 2016