Posts tagged "adulthood"

30 Superficial Ways You Know You’re Becoming A Grown-Up

Sure, reveling in your youth is fun and all, but nothing's more striking than those moments when you catch yourself making a decidedly adult choice and realize your younger self would never even recognize you. The road to emotional maturity may be long and bumpy, but sometimes it's the simple things that make you feel…

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2014

The 25 Best Things About Being A Grownup

I am turning 25 next week (Libras, represent!). A lot of my friends say you’re not an adult until you turn 25 years old, which is when your brain (allegedly) fully forms. It’s also when you’ve typically settled into adolescence with some kind of job or some kind of direction. On most days I lament…

By: College Candy / October 9, 2014

Watch This: What If Lorde’s “Royals” Was About Adulthood?

Lorde's megahit song, "Royals," has been stuck in all of our heads for months now. The ode to teenage disillusionment struck a nerve with one audience in particular: disillusioned adults, who are less concerned with seeing a diamond in the flesh and more concerned with, you know, paying for health insurance. Comedian Molly Dworsky put…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 14, 2014

A Step-By-Step Guide To A Terrible Trip To The DMV (In GIFs!)

I finally got my Tennessee driver's license last week. The process took me 11 hours, three trips to the spectacularly inconveniently located DMV service station, countless calls to their hotline (spoiler alert: all representatives are always busy), and two episodes of public crying. I always want to root for the Department of Motor Vehicles, I alway…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 27, 2013

24 Awesome And Terrible Things About Being An Adult

Do you ever have one of those days where you totally kill it at your job, grab a drink with your amazing group of friends, have ice cream for dinner, and stay up til 2 a.m. watching "Deadliest Catch," and you're like, "Dude, being an adult is the best!"? And then the next day you…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 12, 2012

10 Signs You’re A Grown Up (Or At Least Getting There)

Increasingly, the line between adulthood and childhood is blurring. Some may blame a crappy economy for careers that strayed from the traditional path. Others adhere to the 30-is-the-new-20 theory. Or maybe a slew of forgotten birthdays got you confused about what year it actually is. To remind yourself of the progress you're making, here are…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 19, 2012

What Was Your “Holy Crap, I’m An Adult” Moment?

Adulthood -- what is it and what does it mean to you? For some, the transition to grown-ass woman status can seem murky and ephemeral. But for others, it's easy to locate a turning point, a shift, a change in perspective from "girl" to "woman." I thought about this as I perused the chef's knive…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2010

Dear NY Times, Here’s Why I Haven’t “Grown Up.” Love, A 20-Something

Yesterday I received the same message via email, text, tweet and wall post no fewer than a dozen times: "I'm sure you've already seen this, but ..." The "this" was Robin Marantz Henig's hefty New York Times article about the state of today's 20-somethings -- an extensive assessment of the way my generation is choosing…

By: Lemondrop / August 19, 2010