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 getting older. Today I figured why not count some of the things that are actually great about not feeling like a kid who doesn’t know her butt from her brain. Read more on College Candy…
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 have to pay rent, wait on hold for an hour with the cable company, and spend all your disposable income on a new vacuum and you’re like, “Ugh, when did I sign up for this?!” Yeah, us too, so we decided to make a list of some of the most terrible and awesome things that come standard with this whole “adulthood” thing. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out…
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 10 signs (among many others, of course), that you’re growing up. How many apply to you? Keep reading »
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 knives at Williams-Sonoma one day last week: buying fancy knives to replace my crappy Ikea set seemed very smart and adult. Weirdly, it represented a shift in focus — a few years ago, I’d have probably blown that $150 on drinks and take-out or an unnecessary dress, and instead I was buying crazy expensive knives! To cook with!
But adulthood is different for everyone. When did you most feel like an adult? After the jump: some of our silly and scary adult moments. Keep reading »