13 Interesting Moments That Make You Realize That You're Actually An Adult Now

by Jenny

Being an adult isn't easy by any means. As kids, we dream about being adults because of the mass amount of freedom that it seems to come with it. We are completely surprised when we grow up and become adults and it's not all fun and games- we have to pay bills, pay rent, and somehow maintain balance in our lives while working a full-time job and maybe even going to college at the same time. With that being said- how do you know when you're an adult? 

Historically, being an adult was defined by getting a full-time job and/or graduating from college, having children, getting married, buying a home, and so on. Today, however, those lines are being blurred a little bit- more and more people are waiting until later in life to make some or all of these changes.

So instead, maybe you can tell if your an adult by looking at the tiny moments in life that you usually don't think about.Here are 14 moments that surely mean you're an adult if you ever have them.

1. That moment when you're at a restaurant, the bill comes, and you realize that YOU have to pay it- and it's expensive.

1. That moment when you're at a restaurant, the bill comes, and you realize that YOU have to pay it- and it's expensive.
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2. That moment when you actually buy plants to decorate your apartment. Even better- when you realize that you have a green thumb and can actually keep them alive.

2. That moment when you actually buy plants to decorate your apartment. Even better- when you realize that you have a green thumb and can actually keep them alive.

3. The moment when you talk to someone younger than you and realize that you know none of the cool "lingo" they use or the trends they follow- so you have to completely make it up.

3. The moment when you talk to someone younger than you and realize that you know none of the cool

4. The moment when you get to lie in on the weekends until 9AM ( a huge difference from your 11AM sleep-ins as a teen).

4. The moment when you get to lie in on the weekends until 9AM ( a huge difference from your 11AM sleep-ins as a teen).

5. The moment when you're able to flash the health insurance card that you paid for YOURSELF, and feel like a grown-up.

5. The moment when you're able to flash the health insurance card that you paid for YOURSELF, and feel like a grown-up.

6. That moment when you go on Facebook and see that all of your high school classmates are getting engaged, married, and having babies.

Gotcha.

6. That moment when you go on Facebook and see that all of your high school classmates are getting engaged, married, and having babies.

7. The moment when that term "juice box" begins to mean alcohol, instead of it meaning apple juice or a Capri-sun.

7. The moment when that term

8. The moment when you go to check the mail and the exciting thing that you ordered from Amazon comes, but all of your bills got delivered with it.

8. The moment when you go to check the mail and the exciting thing that you ordered from Amazon comes, but all of your bills got delivered with it.

9. The moment when you're shopping for important things like furniture, clothes, or electronics- and you actually chose the most high-quality products rather than what's the cheapest. You don't mind doling out the cash- it's worth it.

9. The moment when you're shopping for important things like furniture, clothes, or electronics- and you actually chose the most high-quality products rather than what's the cheapest. You don't mind doling out the cash- it's worth it.

10. The moment when your parents come over for dinner and you have to prove to them that you're an independent adult who can actually host a get-together.

10. The moment when your parents come over for dinner and you have to prove to them that you're an independent adult who can actually host a get-together.

11. The moment of pure bliss when your friends cancels on you last-minute for your Saturday-night plans.

A few years ago, this would have bummed you out. Now, you wish for it.

11. The moment of pure bliss when your friends cancels on you last-minute for your Saturday-night plans.

12. The moment when your younger friends ask you to come out with them on a Friday-night, and you immediately decline.

Nothing is better than a long night of doing nothing at all.

12. The moment when your younger friends ask you to come out with them on a Friday-night, and you immediately decline.

13. When you actually take your time drinking your alcohol and try to give it some constructive criticism and critique because you actually have an acquired taste now.

13. When you actually take your time drinking your alcohol and try to give it some constructive criticism and critique because you actually have an acquired taste now.

Overall, being an adult is hard. These little moments, however, are quite hilarious to look back on and make it all worthwhile.

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