Let’s face it! Being an adult can be hard. Most of us don’t know what is happening half the time even though we try to pretend we have it all under control. It seems like this generation has had enough! Somebody volunteered us for this job. We didn’t sign up for this! In true millennial fashion, the young adults of this generation have taken matters into our own hands and have created GIFS to express what being an adult feels like in this day and age. Here are 10 GIFS that accurately describe adulthood!
1. Money Struggles
Look, the economy and job market have seen better days and today’s young adults are feeling the repercussions on a daily basis. Most of us not only go to school, but we are also trying to juggle jobs and a social life. We have to decide whether we want gas or food some days, but it’s all part of being an adult right?
2. Confused Emotions
Sometimes life can get overwhelming and we just don’t know how to deal. Paying bills, going to work, buying groceries, and making appointments seems like a lot for one person to handle. On top of everything else going on in our lives, how are we supposed to fit these tasks into our schedules?! It’s enough to make us want to laugh… or is it cry? We don’t know anymore!!
3. Responsibility…The Humanity!
Being responsible can suck! Being expected to organize your life without a mistake can be stressful. I mean, you have to talk to people. It can be awkward,uncomfortable, and downright scary! Remember the good, old, days when your mom would make your doctor appointments and made your lunch for school? Well those days are over now! I know… we miss those days too.
4. At Least You Can Drink
Sometimes the only way to cope is with alcohol. Of course, we don’t encourage alcoholism, but having a glass of wine as a reward for making it through another day can feel awesome! Pair it with a good soundtrack and you are ready to dance the stress away. Drink responsibly!
5. The Internet Has The Answer To Everything
If you have a problem as an adult in this day and age, you can just google it. If you need to install a TV, google it. Do you need to get somewhere? Google it! Open a bottle of wine? Google it. Google becomes your go-to problem solver for everything under the sun. We wonder how our moms feel about that? Don’t worry mom, we need your advice too!
6. We Eat Healthy…Or Try…Sort Of
Eating healthy is one of your top priorities when you are an adult. After all, we all want to live a long time. But who are we kidding?! With busy schedules, it’s hard to even put a meal plan together. So you can find us at the nearest drive thru or ordering pizza. Did we mention that we love pizza?!?!!
7. Preparing For Impending Doom
As an adult, there always seems to be something to worry about. Paying bills, getting that proposal ready for work, cooking the next day’s meal, and the list goes on and on. We seem to carry a lot of worry around whether it comes in the form of a tension headache or a stomach ache, it is always there to remind you that childhood is long gone.
8. All You Can Do Is Try
The weight of adulthood comes with the idea that you have to be perfect. You have to have everything figured out and nothing must go wrong. The pressure becomes so much that there comes a point when we all decide that the bare minimum will suffice. It all becomes a matter of trying and hoping that will be enough to survive this crazy phase of our lives that we never signed up for in the first place.
9. What is Happening?!
Once you hit adulthood, everything becomes a big lump of tasks and responsibilities that you can’t seem to keep track of anymore. No matter how hard you try to stay on top of everything, there always seems to be something you are forgetting but can’t quite place. There comes a point when all you could do is utter, “What is happening?!”
This is a key component to being an adult. When the going gets rough, all we can do is pretend everything is okay. It will get better eventually right? Right? Everything is fine!