I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all had at least one moment when we suddenly pause, slowly look around, and realize that somewhere along the way we stopped being the youngest one in the room and started gaining a sense of how to hold our life together. That, my friend, is called being an adult.
In honour of this, here are 8 Signs You’re Officially Adulting.
1. Meal plans
With a full-blown career suddenly in place, on top of a social life and hobbies, having an advanced plan of how to feed yourself has become a necessity. Bonus points for Tupperware in the freezer.
2. There is wine left in the bottle
It’s funny how hangovers suddenly become a thing right around when 8:30 am meetings also become a thing.
3. Wardrobe Investment Pieces
You start to buy wardrobe “investment pieces” that are, quite literally, investments. Play your cards right and that handbag may actually appreciate!
4. Calendar invites become status quo
Because the girls are all busy being successful and taking over the world. That cocktail time won’t schedule itself!
5. Sharing recipes becomes a thing.
Healthy, easy and delicious recipes? Those things are harder to come by than once lead to believe!
6. Dinner parties happen and they involve crystal.
That’s right, we have a couple of things going on here. You now host dinner parties, and you now own crystal. And it is classy. Of course, the implication of this is that we are now civilized, mature people who can entertain without breaking things.
7. “Throwback” stations pop up with music from your teenage years
You have two choices – have a quarter life crises, or magically remember every single lyric from every single Britney Spears song. I recommend going with the latter.
8. Every year feels better than the last
There are those intangible moments that sneak up on you and you think “wait a second, I’m living the life imagined.” Enjoy it, it’s awesome!