When you’re a kid, you just can’t wait to grow up and be free to do whatever your silly little heart desires. Stay up late, watch whatever you want on TV, eat candy for dinner. (Turns out, these things are all as awesome as I dreamed they’d be.) I remember at around 10 years old yearning for my driver’s license so I could go to the candy store anytime I wanted. Yes, in my wildest dreams, that’s what I wanted most – to drive to the candy store ANY damn time it pleased me and my three younger siblings. We lived out in the country and, whenever we could, we would bike the hilly 5km to get that sweet sweet crack – big feet, hot lips, and the sugary mushy substance that came out of the toothpaste tube.
As many perks as we do have being adults, there just as many not-so-cool things about adulting. (Yeah, I just used ‘adult’ as a verb. Moving on.) Below is my kinda-sorta-not-really-comprehensive list of why being an adult sucks sometimes. But to be super clear, first here’s my favourite definition of ‘adulting’ as per, what else, Urban Dictionary:
Adulting (v): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups.