Why does adulting have to be so hard?
When I was 10 all I wanted to do was grow up. I wanted to be an adult so badly, and now I'm asking myself, "Why?" Why was I thirteen wanting to go on thirty?
I still haven't figured out why kids are in such a rush to grow up, becoming an adult only to pay bills and get dumped.
It blows my mind. It’s like when all you wanted was to graduate high school and go off to college so you can get a good job right after, only to get to college and find out all you do is drink and cry and eat ramen, and jobs are still hard to get when you have a degree.
If you've ever missed being a kid, these relatable and funny adulting memes are for you.
No worries in the world, just snacks, naps, and playtime? Kids don't have to worry about bills or dating or 9-to-5 jobs.
At times, I realize that adulting isn’t that bad, I guess. At least we have wine and don’t have to do what Mom says, even if we call her every other day to ask how to iron or how to check our credit score.
Because, seriously, what did we even learn in school? I can’t do my taxes, but thank goodness I know that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. Honestly, adulting is like a video game where you completely skipped the tutorial and have no idea what you’re doing but you still have to play.
So, to help us all cope, these adulting memes will help you relate to the reality of growing up.
"Being an adult is pretty easy, you just feel tired all the time and tell people about how tired you are and they tell you how tired they are."
“Being an adult is 90% worrying about money and 10% spending money you don’t have on treats because you’ve worried a lot this week.”
"Being an adult is like being a Quentin Tarantino movie: it starts out real cool, there’s lots of cursing, it’s very confusing, everyone dies.”
“Me: wow I have so much work to do
Me: *goes on Twitter*
Me: *watches a movie*
Me: *reads a novel*
Me: *takes a nap*
Me: *climbs a mountain*
Me: *backpacks through Europe*
Me: why am I not getting anything done.”
“The cool thing about being an adult is that you can go to bed at 9:30 pm and still feel completely exhausted the entire next day.”
“Still don’t understand how people my age have children. I am children.”
“Can’t wait for my birthday so I can be really excited and then inevitably disappointed!”
"I been postponing malonedry for too long."
“A supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park could blow sooner than thought and wipe out life on Earth... Finally, some good news.”
“The most expensive part of being an adult is the amount of wine I need to continue being an adult.”
"About 33 years ago two people had sex and now I have to work every day."
“Being an adult is basically just emailing someone back and forth saying ‘sorry for the delayed response!’ until one of you dies.”
“This is a jumbo coffee morning. I need coffee in an IV.”
"I gave my son this book to read to prepare him for what it's like to be an adult."
u: hey wyd Wednesday
them: working to survive. wyd Saturday
u: being tired from working to survive then laundry
“It’s called being an adult. Maybe you’ve heard of it?”
“Trump is reportedly lonely and gaining weight... B**** me too he ain’t special.”
“When you had a rough week but tryna be healthy.”
“Me: *buys stuff*
bank account: *deducts the money I spent*"
“Guys, guys, you gotta let me nap. I’m gonna get cranky.”
"That horrifying moment when you're looking for an adult for help but then realize you're an adult."
"Me: Adulting is so easy, I've got this.
Also me when I have to call and schedule a doctor appointment: Mother!"
"'So how's adulting going?'
I surrender. I am cold. Please feed me."
"Me after realizing adulting is hard: The life of a frog; that's the life for me."
"Adulting is soup and I am a fork."
"I once saw a pigeon on the subway & it got off at the financial district & all I could think was 'cool. that bird makes more money than me.'"
"To child: The good news is that when you're a grownup, you can eat ice cream for dinner. The bad news is that it's because you're depressed."
Sarah Gangraw is a writer with a degree in journalism who covers all things news, entertainment and crime.