25 Signs You Are Officially An Adult

Remember the days where you’d finish school after a day of dicking about and learning irrelevant shit; head down to the park with some WKDs and tinnies; take some cringey photos on your Sony Ericsson with the frames of those 3D glasses you got at the cinema and grab some chips from the kebab shop for your dinner. Wasn’t life a breeze? I think the worst of my problems was not having anyone to buy me fags or a bottle of Mickey Finn – can you imagine!

Anyway, this got me thinking about the point in which you become an adult because let’s be honest, it’s not when you turn 18 is it? So here are 25 signs you are officially an adult.

signs you are officially an adult


1. You call your mum constantly and get offended if she goes somewhere without telling you.

2. Scrolling through reviews of vacuum cleaners excites you.

3. You wash out yoghurt pots and ketchup bottles to recycle them.

4. You have a spreadsheet for your monthly outgoings (bonus point if they’re colour coded).

5. People buy you tea towels for Christmas.

6. You can change a light bulb.

7. You go to doctors appointments without your mum (this is a biggy).

8. Your weekends are filled with housework.

9. You have a dog. Or a cat. Or a child.

10. Hangovers hit you hard.

11. You realise how much you loved your time at school.

12. You have a favourite supermarket.

13. You prefer a night in on the sofa with a takeaway and a true crime documentary than going out out.

14. You have a pension.

15. You can cook a bolognese from scratch.

16. IKEA is the equivalent of Disneyland.

17. You have a favourite chore. And if you’re interested, mine are hoovering and ironing.

18. You wish you could go to bed at 9 o’clock every night.

19. You have a credit card (and actually pay it off).

20. You keep a break-down kit in your car with a spare coat and bottle of water.

21. You enjoy going on walks.

22. Your first drink after work on a Friday brings the same amount of joy as a new sponge.

23. Sacrificing that ASOS dress you love to pay for your tyre you’ve just blown.

24. You love a bit of daytime TV, (Loose Women to be precise).

25. You realise that your mum is usually right.

When did you realise you had ‘officially’ become an adult?


    • Katy
      19/06/2020 / 17:42

      Honestly, I’ve ended up with so many over the last couple of years! x

  1. 10/04/2020 / 04:05

    Haha I loved reading through this! It’s such a weird change to all of a sudden realize one day that, wait, I’m excited about Tupperware (or vacuums, or household items in general). Thanks for sharing, this made me smile.

    Kathryn β€’ simplykk.com

    • Katy
      19/06/2020 / 17:42


  2. 15/04/2020 / 21:14

    This is a great post! So funny. At the age of 20 I still ask my mum to come with me to appointments (and she declines) haha.

    • Katy
      19/06/2020 / 17:42

      Haha that’s exactly the same situation with me! x

  3. 04/05/2020 / 14:31

    OMG I can relate so much, IKEA is disneyland 100% and hangovers hit 928938498 times worst than they did when I was 20.

    Ana C., http://www.adreamersland.com

    • Katy
      19/06/2020 / 17:40

      I’d love to be swanning around IKEA right now haha x

  4. 05/05/2020 / 20:58

    Hahaha! This is such a great post and so relatable! #9 will finally be a reality in a few weeks time when I bring my pupper home <3 I can't wait!


    • Katy
      19/06/2020 / 17:39

      Eeeeeek so exciting! x

  5. 15/06/2020 / 12:44

    Ahahaha, I love this! So funny, and also made me feel like a youngster again πŸ˜€ Except the hangovers part, jesus they they are awful! The funniest (or saddest?) part was perhaps the pension: I’ve lived/worked abroad for the past 10 years in different countries so my pension is basically nonexistentπŸ™ˆ Oh well, I’m far away from retiring age still, thankfully.

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

    • Katy
      19/06/2020 / 17:37

      Haha you’ve got a while to go yet then! Glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ x

  6. 19/06/2020 / 21:49

    I feel the doctors appointment one! I vividly remember the fear of ringing them up for the first time – terrifying. Thanks for this post; made me giggle! x
    Paige // Paige Eades

  7. 30/06/2020 / 17:45

    OMG number 3 made me proper chuckle! Love this list

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

    • Katy
      10/08/2020 / 11:51

      Haha the amount of time I spend washing recycling is ridiculous πŸ˜‚

    • Katy
      28/07/2020 / 19:54

      Ohhhh yes! x

  8. 07/08/2020 / 00:52

    Fun post! πŸ˜€ I realized I am officially an adult when I started paying bills on my own haha

    • Katy
      10/08/2020 / 11:51

      It’s always a sad time haha

    • Katy
      10/08/2020 / 11:50

      9.00 bedtimes would be the dream haha

  9. 09/08/2020 / 10:48

    Oh gosh, this post is both great and terrifying as I’m starting to realise I’m becoming even more of a ‘proper’ adult!!!

    Tash // A Girl with a View

    • Katy
      10/08/2020 / 11:50

      Haha adulting has kicked in!

  10. 10/08/2020 / 02:32

    Oh gosh, it’s 9:30pm right now, and I’m definitely wishing I’m currently asleep, haha. Adulting can be hard sometimes, but it’s had its perks! Ikea is a free Disneyland! πŸ˜€


    • Katy
      10/08/2020 / 11:50

      If only we could all be asleep by 9! Yes you’re so right!

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