I’m sure I’m not the first one to say it but, being an adult is HARD!
I recently moved out and am now living in a flat share in North London. I live with three other housemates and we share a very white, very bland- although modern, kitchen/ living room. I’m lucky enough to have the room on the top floor so I probably have the most privacy out of us in the house. Anyway, thats besides the point.
One of the biggest things that I took for granted is the daily household necessities like, Toothpaste and toilet paper, bin bags, milk, ketchup, laundry tablets.. did you know that it’s not magically restocked?! You actually have to leave your house and BUY these things!
Which brings me to my next topic; Money. I have taken it for granted for YEARS. I scold my past self for such carelessness with it! I’ve let about a years rent dissolve on takeaway food. I’ve spent RIDICULOUS amounts of money on dinners and nights out I can’t even remember- what was I thinking?! I’ll give you some advice, never work out on average in your teenage years how much money you wasted when you’re now living off pasta and staff food for the past three weeks… it will only enrage and depress you…
One thing that I didn’t expect is my absolute loathing of rowdy kids on public transport… or anywhere for that matter. My GOD they’re annoying! There seems to be nothing more irritating than teenagers and I publicly apologise to all the things I did in my teen years. I am so so sorry.
Being in my twenties has introduced a new love in my life. She and I spent every night together, we’re inseparable unless forced and I could be with her all day if I could. Her name is Sleep and I’m so in love with her. When did sleep become such a great way to pass the time?!
Getting asked for ID is no longer cool and funny it is now tedious and unnecessary. All I want is a god damn glass of wine and now you’re making me dig through my bermuda triangle handbag to search for my drivers licence when we both know you saw me in here only three days ago!!
Its been a shock to the system it’s true but its definitely been worth the crazy ride. I’m twenty one years young and loving it !