When you’re a kid, you think you’ll grow up and your problems will be over. By “when you’re a kid” I of course mean, “up to the age of 19”. But then one day, boom! Adult problems, right in the grid!
All of a sudden you’ve got to make these horrible decisions. What do you want to do with your life? How are you going to make enough money to survive? Do you want kids? A pension? What night do the bins go out?
I don’t know, okay?!?! Stop asking me all these questions, I don’t want responsibilities! Here are the worst adult problems nobody tells you about, until it’s too late…
1. You blink and it’s ten years later
Time passes SO quickly when you’re an adult. Remember those boring rainy Sundays that seemed never-ending when you were a kid? Give me one of those tomorrow! Please!
2. Your wages get hoovered up by bills so quick, they don’t even touch the sides
When you’re a kid, you think that £10 is literally all the money in the world. When you’re an adult, all of a sudden twenty grand a year goes absolutely nowhere.
3. It’s so much harder to make friends
At school, your friends are just… well, there. They’re around you every day. As an adult, when you have different schedules, incomes, commitments? You’re lucky if you see your mates twice a year!
4. You get 25 days holiday to use across the year
Doesn’t sound like a lot? Trust me, it doesn’t feel like a lot.
5. Money, money, money.
What is a mortgage and what does LTV mean? How much tax do I pay? Should I make a weekly budget? All these questions and more, NEVER covered in school! I could tell you Pythagorus’ Theorem though.
6. Having to be nice to people you hate
How many times have you sat in a meeting trying to make somebody’s head explode? Still have to offer them a coffee when it’s your turn to do the drinks run though.
7. How to balance working full time while looking after kids
Still haven’t got to the bottom of that one. Not just me, like. Society in general just gives that problem a swerve.
8. You’ll NEVER be able to get enough sleep
Welcome to feeling tired for pretty much the rest of your life, the root of all adult problems.
Spoiler alert, it gets worse when you become a parent. Much much worse than you could ever imagine.
9. Most days, you have to psych yourself up to get out of bed
Think your mum telling you to get up for school 18 times of a morning is bad? Try being the one saying “get up for work” 18 times, kidda.
10. The gradual realisation that everybody is winging it
Nobody has a clue hun. It’s sort of comforting, but at the same time, terrifying.
11. You thought people would take you seriously just because you’re a grown up now.
Ha, you’re having a laugh! As far as most people are concerned, you’re a complete weapon. There’s always someone who’s older than you, more experienced than you, a different gender to you who people will want a second opinion from. If you get a job in customer service then be prepared to have a manager on hand at all times to tell the customer the exact same thing word for word as you just told them.
12. Making your own appointments
Swear down. I’ve been to the doctor and the dentist about 500% less often since my ma stopped calling them for me. Even if my finger was hanging off I think I’d give it a few days to see if it sorted itself out.
13. How to find a job: the final boss of all adult problems
Honestly, it’s a complete nightmare. Run away now! Live in the woods or something! It’s a trap.
Do you have any hated adult problems that you just can’t cope with? Don’t forget to leave a comment below and tell me all about them.