I’m Not Very Good At Being An Adult.

by Lori Dwyer on October 21, 2013 · 9 comments

I know I’m not the only one, who has trouble with this ‘being an adult’ thing. So this post is for all of us, who hate making phone calls and wish Real Life would run itself sometimes.


I’m not sure I have what it takes to be an adult. It occurs to me, every now and then, that I’m not very good at it.

I hate making phone calls. Talking to insurance companies and making appointments is like a slow form of torture.

I’m also awful at returning phone calls, and text messages. Texts can sit on my phone, unread for days, before I finally take a peak at them.

I really intensely dislike vegetables. And washing up.

I leave most things- especially the important ones- to the last available minute.

Most of my socks have holes in them, and I don’t own a single pair of matching bra and undies.

I don’t unpack my groceries as soon as I bring them home.

I get parking fines and library fines on a semi-regular basis.

I go for days without washing my hair. I forget to floss and I rarely wash my face before bedtime.

I’d rather ride my bike than answer my email.

I’ve never even once mowed my own lawn.

Even though I don’t dread school pick up as much here as I did in the TinytrainTown, I’m still not very good at making small talk.

I’d rather surf Reddit, or get lost in an hedonistic session of book reading, than fill out Centrelink forms or do the washing.

And I need to cut my toenails.

That one, I should be able to manage today, surely.

But if not… it can wait. Until tomorrow.

Or one day next week.


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Anonymous November 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Reality bites! That’s not just a movie title– it’s all too true!


Griff October 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Answer the phone? No thanks, nasty things come from phones…debts, bad news, angry people. I bet my dirty clothes pile is bigger than yours
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Kymmie @ a day in the life of us October 21, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Oh yes Lori, I hear you loud and clear. Sometimes I just want to go on holidays all by myself. On a regular basis.

It seems I haven’t been here for a while, and I love your new look. You look so cute with short hair. CUUTE! x
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Mel G October 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Oh my god, yes!! Where do you stand on leg-shaving tho?


Whoa, Molly October 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm

“Most of my socks have holes in them, and I don’t own a single pair of matching bra and undies.”

I thought I was the only one! I am the worst lady-type person ever.

I also: am always running out of money, often eat tubs of ice cream for dinner, watch whole tv series over weekends, get angry at inanimate objects and forget SIMPLY EVERYTHING ALWAYS.
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Kristina October 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Completely with you on this…. my house is a certifiable disaster, I have a pile of unopened mail on my counter, and I cannot find my primary credit card. But what did I spend today doing?

Messing around on my computer.

Adulthood: 6,492
Kristina: -10


Manda October 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm

You wanna come play in the ball pit with us tomorrow?


Lori Dwyer October 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Most definitely- I’ll text you :)
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