6 Reason "Adulting" is Hard

I don't know about y'all, but nine times out of ten, I feel like I'm just pretending to be an "adult."  I feel like this is all an act and any minute I'm going to be back in my parents house and I'll be completely dependent on them.  Sadly however, that is not going to happen.  I will continue to be an adult for the rest of my life.  And you know what'd I've decided?  Adulting is hard!  Like seriously, why kids are so eager to grow up is beyond me.   So I've come up with 6 reasons why I think "Adulting" is hard.

Enjoy.



[one] Insurance.  Did y'all know that you have to resign up for insurance every calendar year?  Yeah cuz I didn't.  In fact I started 2016 completely insurance less and it was the most stressful week of my life, waiting to find out if I was going to be able to do late enrollment.  Thankfully I was but lemme tell you that part of being an adult sucks.  Oh and my mom picked out my health insurance plan.  So theres that.

[two] Calling to make appointments.  I don't know about y'all but my mom made all of my appointments, aka doctors, dentist, eye appointments.  Why can't my mom still make those appointments for me.  Because I always forget.  Take today for example, I was supposed to call and make myself a dentist appointment and I didn't.

[three] Paying bills.  I have to write down which bills are due on which days of the month in like 4 different places.  In my planner, in my phone, in my school's email calendar, and I even set an alarm of the really important ones.

[four] Figuring out your retirement plans.  The minute I started my "real" job (since apparently working for the Mouse doesn't count) I was told I needed to start a retirement account.  So I met with my mom's financial guy, Frank, and after about an hour of him explaining the ins and outs, of which I STILL don't really understand much of, I had a 403B account.  The nice part is I don't even realize I don't have the money because it's taken right out of my paycheck and put right into my account.  Still though, retirement plans are hard and confusing.

[five] Staying up to date on the new domestically and internationally.  I'm sorry but why would I want to watch the 5 or 6 o'clock news when I have re-runs of Friends to watch or last nights Downton Abbey to watch. Plus the news is always so depressing.  I seriously do not see how my father comes home from work and watches news stations pretty much all afternoon.  From CNN to Fox News to MSNBC if it's reporting what's going on in the world he watches it.  And I know I should be too, especially with it being an election year and all....but Farrah from Teen Mom OG is being totally hateful to her mom right now and Ericka on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is stirring shit up with the ladies and I have to watch!

[six] Prioritizing your finances.  You have to know exactly how much your bills are so that way you know how much you have to spend on food, household items and upkeep, and of course what we all want to spend our money on....the fun stuff.  I have to constantly tell myself, "Kathleen, you can give yourself a pedicure you need to save money for new tires." or "Kathleen, you should be going to the library instead of spending money on books."  or "Kathleen, you really don't need to eat Chick-Fil-A for dinner for the second time this week, you should eat the food you bought on Sunday."  See priorities.  They suck!


Don't get me wrong being an adult obviously has it's perks and I do enjoy those perks a great deal.  But sometimes you just gotten vent about how much being an adult can really suck.  And this is one of those times.  Ps. I used a picture of me at Disney World because that is the one place that you can be as un-adult as you like and no one will judge you.

Have anymore reasons to add to my list?

6 comments

  1. I'm an accountant, and I still don't understand all of the ins and outs of retirement plans! They seriously need a class that everybody should have to take in high school and college called Adulting 101, so you can know about all of this stuff! I'm lucky that Chris handles a lot of that stuff, and I'm just in charge of paying the bills. At least there will always be Disney World though, when you can be a kid all the time!

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  2. Yes to all of these things! Especially the Drs appointments! I totally keep forgetting to find myself an eye doctor ... it's needed to happen for about 6 months or so.

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  3. I hate signing up for insurance! My job does open enrollment some time in May & they only give about ten days to do it otherwise you're screwed for the year. Retirement plans are SO confusing! We are enrolled in a mandatory retirement plan so the money just comes out automatically which helps! It would take a lot of dedication to put it into another type of retirement account once it's hit my checking account!

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  4. oh so many things about being an adult suck. i wish i could go back and be a kid again. paying bills, insurance, retirement, all the things are so annoying. but then, having ice cream for dinner is pretty awesome and my mum would never let me do that, so... definite perks :)

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  5. These are all so true. Especially the insurance one. I am 27 years old and married and I still call my dad when it's time to sign up for insurance each year.

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  6. Calling to make appointments is the bane of my existance. The appointment I'm currently supposed to call to make doesn't have a direct phone number. I have to call a large organization and find my way through all the queues until I get to the correct office. It usually takes three or four tries. That said. I really need a new prescription of something, so we'll see how much longer I can hold out.

    Retirement plans are the worst. So is the concept of "investing money". It's in quotes because it's still a fantasty thing to me. Literally makes no sense.

    YES. On the news thing. Times a million. There's just too much bad in the world. And my brain is too imaginative. My brain can already make situations super horrible, so why would I want to confirm they're happening.

    Also. This trying to eat healthy thing. It's actually the worst. Especially when you have no consistency at all in your day to day life.

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