Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Well I guess this is growing up.


Throughout my childhood, I always regarded “adulthood” as a sort of a fabled event that would never really happen to me- at least for a really long time. I was a child – a teenager – a college kid – a young adult, but NEVER an adult. It has recently occurred to me that perhaps I was a little naïve. Adulthood is real, and it’s happening now. Here’s how I can tell.

  1. Few things make me more excited than getting a full eight hours of sleep
  2. I can’t remember the last time I was at a bar during last call
  3. Carrying a balance on my credit card is unthinkable
  4. “Going out” has evolved from meaning a long night out at multiple bars, to dinner at a restaurant followed by having a drink at A bar (if I'm feeling crazy)
  5. I didn't wear a slutty Halloween costume this year. Or last year. Or…you get the point
  6. I floss every night
  7. Cheap wine? I'll pass.
  8. Being cautious not to overdraft my checking account seems laughable (this was a daily concern for me not many years ago)
  9. You’ll never see a photo like this of me on Facebook again:

Or like this:

Or like this:


  1. Drinking before noon? That’s unacceptable!
  2. I canceled my tanning membership three years ago
  3. I took my navel ring out six years ago
  4. Easy Mac no longer seems like a perfectly suitable weeknight dinner
  5. No scenario exists where I’d be desperate enough to drink a Natural Light
  6. I have a wedding/shower/Bachelorette party every other weekend through 2014
  7.  An 8 year old with an iPhone? I was 16 when I got a cell phone! Kids these days…
  8. The parties I plan these days say "cocktails" and "hors d'oeuvres" on the invitation
  9. My days of eating fast food cheeseburgers and fries daily while still fitting into a Size 4 are long gone
  10. I change my linens every two weeks
  11.  “I don’t know, I’m pretty tired. I think I’ll stay in tonight.”
  12. I have living plants in my apartment. I water them.
  13. It is now against my better judgment to wear a shirt bragging about the size of my writing utensil to Six Flags Over Texas:

Well I guess this is growing up.

1 comment:

  1. Natty Light is only acceptable when it's free and cold.

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