- Tuesday, 23 February 2016 -

10 Reasons Why I Suck at Adulting

Hello my lovelies! Sometimes I honestly can't believe that I'm twenty-four years old. When I was twelve and my friends used to talk about their older brothers and sisters who were in their twenties I used to just sit there gobsmacked thinking that they're on their way with their jobs and starting families and finally getting their lives (and shit) together. You would think that growing up as an only child would have imbued me with some sort of independence or established a kind of maturity, but if anything I'm actually worse because I was coddled and cocooned from any real-life challenges. I mean, to this day I don't even arrange appointments by myself - dentist, doctor, hairdresser? Yeah, they're all orchestrated by my mum because I'm too scared to talk to them on the phone for fear of them asking me a question I don't know the answer to and responding instead with, "Errmmm... OKIDON'TKNOWTHANKYOUFORYOURTIMEBYE" 

1/ I sleep ALL the time, like I'm practically a newborn. I nap every day because I honestly feel like I need a reprieve from real life, and whilst we're on the subject of sleeping, I also consider getting up between 9-10am as early.

2/ There's a designated space in my room for stuff, I call it "the chair". After a long and hard day at work or at university, who honestly has the time or effort to put away their clothes properly? Well, the chair's the answer to your prayers, dear readers! It's also fun because you can play chair jenga on it too to see how much clothes it'll take to topple it over.

3/ When I have to call up my parents and ask for help with the smallest of tasks. True story, I once had to call my mum up in an emergency because I didn't know how to boil an egg for a lady I was making lunch for - who knew that poached and boiled are two completely different things!?

4/ I like to live my life vicariously through the use of GIFs because sometimes it's just too difficult to portray your feelings through words. Animal GIFs in particular give me life because what could be better than video evidence of a corgi attacking a cabbage?

5/ I'm not yet an adult because I simply don't act or speak like one. I have toys and plushes and games all strewn around my apartment and descend into a panicked frenzy if I can't find one of them. I also like to put on weird voices and quote movies because talking proper formal English is for losers.

6/ Why does there always seem to be too much month at the end of my money? Try hard as I might to organise my spendings and plan my budgets, I'm forever in a state of mind where I should "treat myself" - oh, I finally managed to get out of bed and dress myself *logs onto Asos to reward self*

7/ I'm legit counting down the days until I can have a massive mansion to keep all the animals I'm going to have because I'm genuinely more excited about my potential future pets than potential future kids.

8/ No matter where I travel to around the world, nowhere will ever compare to Disneyland. Oh, you're going for a nice, relaxed city break to Bruges? WELL I'M AWAY TO THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH, BITCH.

9/ Sometimes I have all these good intentions to go out and buy vegetables and fruit and a juicer but actually just end up getting a takeaway because cooking and preparing food (with the added effort of cleaning up the dishes when you're done) = nope.

10/ I like to put off paying bills for as long as possible because who doesn't want to live on the edge? Usually I also have no idea what anyone's talking about when they mention mortgage bonds or financial investments or pension schemes so I just like to curl up in a little ball and ignore it for as long as possible.

  1. I'm now in my (early)30's and I don't think I'll never grow out many of these things!
    All the sleep, all the gifs, all the DISNEY.
    Who wants to grow up anyway?!

    Gillian  xx  EyelinerFlicks.com

  2. If it makes you feel any better, I'm 28 and back at my mom's. My room looks like Disneyland and I just pretty much sleep all day. I wish I at least had my own place but I need to find a job first. I thought I had it all figured out but things just happen and change.

    Mom's just always know. We all ask them stupid questions but why not? They help and not judge you. Why? Because they obviously didn't teach you. I think that adulting is overrated anyway. :)

    XX Hailey - www.haileyjaderyan.com / www.instagram.com/haileyjaderyan

  3. Great post! :) I can relate alot to number 3 & 7 :D

    I also don't do any of my own phone calls either >.< I've had phone anxiety all my life and I cannot cope with any calls that are unpredictable. I am way too nervous that I'll get asked a random question that I'm not prepared for or that I'll forget something about myself :D I once forgot my age because I was so panicky! haha


  4. I think every bedroom has 'the chair' LOL! I have one too actually. I hate talking on the phone as well, it's scary looking back and thinking how you always wanted to be older but then you get there and you're like... can I reverse time now please?
    Great post!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  5. Oh I'm guilty of most of these! Except for the chair... I feel like I'm never going to be an actual adult...

    Be | lovefrombe

  6. 10am is way too early for me, I prefer getting up between 12 and 2pm. Haha I fail at adulting.


  7. I identify with this post so much. My solution to everything is bundling myself up in a ball and pretending it doesn't exist. Not the best plan I tell you!

    Angi www.twodifferentworlds.com

  8. I loved this post! I have a 'chair' too which has become a place for storing magazines and for propping up my painted canvases that don't have a home just yet. I also dream of the day I can own my own place and fill it with animals. - Tasha

  9. Haha, I'm such a terrible adult too! But adulting is hard, and placing everything on the chair rather than the floor is a positive, right? So glad I'm not the only one who dreams of a house for animals (german shepherd and a husky) rather than kids... I just want a dog to love <3

    - Anne | annesmiles

  10. I thought I was the only 20-something who thought getting up at 9-10am was early! xx


  11. This is so terrifyingly accurate haha. Naps are my life, and who wouldn't have Disney at the top of their bucket list?!

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

  12. I do every single one of these! Sometimes i just think why can't i go back to being in primary school with no stress?!
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

  13. I relate to this so much it's hilarious, uh oh xx
    Love Vicki | victoriajanex.co.uk

  14. I'm so scared, is like you are talking about me! And i have the same mug from Paperchase!
    Scary but funny and lovely coincidence :D

  15. ohmygoodness!! YES!!! i agree 100% with this entire list!! ≥^..^≤

  16. Hahahah Claire! I can totally relate to this post, most strikingly number 2. I can never be bothered placing my clothes back where I found them. It's a chore for the weekend. I could save a lot of time if I did it though. I've started to get more independant by booking appointments and all for myself. One of the things that makes me shit at being an adult is how much I need to be minded when I'm sick. I've been sick this week to the extent I called my boyfriend and made him come over to look after me.


  17. I agree with way too many of these for somone pushing 30! You've got to keep young, and long live the nap!


  18. As a 30-something, I still identify with all of these things. I like to remember the quote "growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional". Xx

  19. I am also a 30-something, and i TOTALLY suck at being an adult. I am painfully and embarassingly bad at it. Ugh, please can I be 15 again!!!!! (ps. your blog gets cuter and CUTER everytime I visit! so cute!!) xxx

  20. Totally with you, this adulting thing is not all I thought it would be!

    Hannah | Granite City Girl x

  21. I am entirely sure you're me. I would say more, but I'm busy staying up past my bead time and my brain won't function.


  22. As someone bordering my 30's I can totally relate to ALL of the above haha! Seriously, who says there's a particular age we have to be 'grown up' by?? Balls to that, my head is in a permanent state of Neverland and that suits me just fine! <3

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  23. I'm 25 years old and I can totally relate to this! I remember having to google how to boil an egg because I had no idea. Adulting is hard! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  24. Haha loved this post!
    I am writing a series of articles about adulting too, it would be super cool if you could check them out!

    PS: I lived near Newcastle for almost a year, in Durham :) that's why I titled my blog 300 days of England haha

    Barbs (definitely following you! )