24/04/2015

The Pros And Cons Of Being An Adult

The last couple of weeks, I've been trawling through boxes and boxes of my mom's old photos. In between photos of her youth, my parents when they were dating, and family snaps of years gone by, there was a whole slew of photos of me as a young'un. While they made me smile at the memories, it made me realise how much things had changed. When I was younger, I couldn't wait to grow up, and do adult things. You know, like 

So, in the spirit of things, here's a picture of me and my first ever bestie, Zoe. If you're reading this, sorry, but we look damn adorable!

Inked Hibiscus pros and cons of being an adult


Pro - Being able to stay up as late as you like.
Con - Having to get up early to deal with grown up responsibilities.
Like many adults, I don't have a set bedtime. Which means that I often stay up much later than I should, watching bad TV and being sucked into the internet. The following day, to deal with an extremely curious, active toddler, I need to set up a Red Bull IV just to get me through the day.


Pro - Alcohol.
Con - Hangovers.
Oh, alcohol. Elixir of the gods. Dutch courage. The leg opener. It's all fun and games guzzling your poison of choice, until the following day when it feels like your head is in the rusty jaws of hell.

Pro - Earning your own money.
Con - Bills. 
Can you pay my bills? Can you pay my telephone bills? Can you pay my automo' bills? Yep, totally have that song in my head right now. No shame, Beyonce is pretty damn good.

Pro - Having your own place.
Con - Having to clean.
For years, I wanted my own house. Even as a little'un. I envisioned somewhere warm and cosy, filled with knick knacks and books. I didn't, however, envision the dusting and scrubbing I'd have to do to keep that house cosy.

Pro - Making your own decisions.
Con - Dealing with the consequences.
Asking for permission to do the smallest of things used to be the bane of my life. But now, years later, there's times where I wish I had someone tell me what to do. At least then I could blame them if things went tits up!

Pro - Eating all of the junk food.
Con - Muffin top.
Want to eat a whole packet of biscuits for dinner? And wash it down with a couple of cans of Coke? Knock yourself out! Just remember you'll have no one to cry to when your clothes are bursting off you.

What have I missed?

15 comments:

  1. haha when i read the title of your post i thought a pro would be i can drink wine whenever i like and the con was i have to know my limits because toddlers and hangovers are zero fun :(

    Aine Oh

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    1. So true! Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to have a glass of wine at any time of the day or night, without having a toddler trying to have a sip when your back is turned? At least, that's what I imagine would happen haha! xo

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  2. Haha this is fab! Mostly the house one for me. My god I never realised how much work my mum did to keep our house sparkling!

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    1. I know! How do they do it? There's always one room in my house that looks absolutely cat. I can never keep the whole house clean... Which means I'm not a proper adult! xo

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  3. I'm going through all of this right this moment haha. Turning 20 was awesome but having a job and paying bills sucks! Xx
    Love Vicki | victoriajanex

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    1. Doesn't it just? And just wait until you have kids/live with a significant other. Then shit gets realllllll! xo

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  4. tehe loved reading this... totally relate to all of them. (can i stop growing up yet? Bills suck)

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    1. I'd love to go back and be a kid for a week. Like a adulting holiday. Wouldn't that be the dream? xo

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  5. This is a great post, every single thing your said was running through my mind! Driving and owning a car would be something else to include, I know my husband hates the fact it costs so much money and people always asking for lifts! Haha

    Kirsty xx

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    1. I never even thought of driving... I was given a couple of hundred euros of driving lessons for my 18th birthday. They're still in the envelope haha. Definitely not an adult in that respect! xo

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  6. You missed: Pro: Having free reign to create culinary masterpieces in your own kitchen
    Con: Having to do the washing up :(

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    1. I generally don't do the cooking in this house, so that's another one I never thought of. It's so true though, whenever I get my fancy cookbooks out and try to make something I end up making a huge mess instead! xo

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  7. I love this! I struggle every day to accept that I'm officially an adult at the age of 24!! I have a daily battle to dry and convince myself that cleaning and going to bed at a reasonable time will make my life easier!

    Rachael x
    Rachaelmckenzie.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so hard isn't it? In some ways I forget that I'm an adult. Like washing clothes regularly instead of letting them all build up, or going to bed before the birds outside start singing haha! xo

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  8. Oh wow, it's all so true! And believe me, I had to set myself a damn bedtimes, it just leave extra time in bed for scrolling through Twitter ;) x
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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