Adulthood is hard. When you’re a kid, you imagine it as this shining state of being. You have all the power and money. You get to make the all the decisions. You’re no longer short or lanky, and your face is acne-free. Wouldn’t it be great if the dream were the reality?
Beacuse for me, adulthood feels a lot like learning to juggle. Except you’re juggling BADGERS. And they’re ON FIRE. And occasionally one of them PUNCHES YOU IN THE FACE. And also you’re tired all the time, and you just want to take a nap instead of going out jogging, but you told your blog readers that you were going to run a half marathon this year, but right now you can only run 4 miles.
I guess I’m just feeling a little bit like this:
I’m not the only one, right?
Having it all together seems like a pretty impossible task sometimes. Even if you’re rocking it at your job, you come home and there’s laundry to be done and dishes to be washed and muscles to be exercised and blogs to be written. It never stops.
And it doesn’t help that I often go on Pinterest-induced blog binges and read a bunch of posts written by Mormon housewives who keep their houses immaculate, have 3 kids, and feed their whole family on JUST MY SALARY. Which seems like it’s barely enough for me most of the time.
I have no more words to describe this disillusionment, so I’m going to rely on gifs from this point forward.
Now that I’m grown up, I should be getting some sort of official commendation, right? Like a special card or something?
And then you have to do adult stuff, like pay bills.
And try to cook healthy food for yourself.
And go to the office and put your nose to the grindstone every day.
You should feel successful, but the ONE MORE PERSON asks you to do ONE MORE THING, and you’re just like:
Maybe I’ll just denounce my adult status and act like a kid forever.
I’m never growing up.
My CompliKAITed Life is a column by Kaitlin Marie running on Kate-book.com every other Wednesday at noon. You can read all about Kaitlin’s Zombie Apocalypse plans and geektastic lifestyle on her blog Zombies4breakfast.com. Oh, and follow her on Twitter here or on Pinterest here. She pins obsessively.