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post Jul 18 2012, 09:45 PM
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A friend just posted on Facebook that she has bought a washing machine for the first time. She is eight months pregnant and married, but buying the washing machine is the thing that felt grown up to her.

I've had a similar-ish thing this week myself - a first kiss in my own house while pretty sober... I think it was the location that did it. Generally the first kiss has been in a bar, at a party, or occasionally at a rented place I'm living, but doing this in my own house felt weirdly different.

What's made you feel grown up recently?


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post Oct 24 2012, 12:13 AM
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Gah. I haven't been here in awhile...

My life seems constantly full of those moments where I think to myself "Whoah. I'm getting old."

Some of them are due to actual adult like things like buying my own groceries, paying bills, filling out tax forms, finding and maintaining a job, putting myself through school with my own money, so on.

More often, though, it's things like realizing that instead of just texting someone to hang out five minutes beforehand I have to actually make plans in advance (things were a lot easier when all of my friends didn't require full-time jobs.) or realizing that i can no longer stay up until 4am with no consequences the next day. And my sudden inability to drink all day and feel fine in the morning.

(Edit: Suddenly realized how odd reading all of that about myself is when I think that I was 11 when I joined these forums. Christ.)


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- Mata   Feeling like a grown up   Jul 18 2012, 09:45 PM
- - Yannick   Despite starting college, having been in a srs* re...   Jul 19 2012, 01:06 AM
- - Mata   I love stickers Anyone else? Or is it just me wh...   Jul 21 2012, 10:44 PM
- - Yannick   Pretty sure it's just you. Weirdo.   Jul 22 2012, 12:05 AM
- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Mata @ Jul 18 2012, 10:45 PM) What...   Jul 22 2012, 10:47 AM
- - BigMistake   I sometimes feel like a grownup because I'm st...   Jul 22 2012, 11:20 AM
- - CheeseMoose   Signing things make me feel grownup. Or worse, pos...   Jul 22 2012, 01:39 PM
- - Mata   Oo, good one. Yes, I sometimes have to sign things...   Jul 22 2012, 04:08 PM
- - Witless   Sending out professional looking invoices does it ...   Jul 23 2012, 03:19 AM
- - gothictheysay   Being trusted to get work done without supervision...   Jul 23 2012, 03:34 AM
- - Mata   Ha, yes! I can remember the first time that I ...   Jul 23 2012, 12:41 PM
|- - BigMistake   QUOTE (Mata @ Jul 23 2012, 02:41 PM) I...   Jul 25 2012, 10:16 PM
- - Sir Psycho Sexy   Filling out security clearance forms for several g...   Jul 27 2012, 09:18 AM
- - CheeseMoose   I bought a carpet for my flat today. An actual rea...   Aug 9 2012, 03:12 PM
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- - Pikasyuu   opening a savings account, saving for a *nice* lap...   Aug 11 2012, 04:41 PM
- - BigMistake   Sometimes I amaze myself by doing very grownup stu...   Aug 11 2012, 11:51 PM
- - elphaba2   hello, it has been almost two years since i have b...   Aug 18 2012, 05:10 AM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (elphaba2 @ Aug 18 2012, 06:10 AM) ...   Aug 19 2012, 12:17 PM
- - Mata   The trick seems to be to get as many of those thin...   Aug 20 2012, 05:48 PM
|- - BigMistake   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 20 2012, 06:48 PM) The ...   Aug 22 2012, 08:01 AM
- - Mata   I overheard some students talking about me last ye...   Aug 22 2012, 09:30 PM
- - Yannick   I overheard my mom telling my grandma that I'm...   Aug 24 2012, 08:25 PM
- - voices_in_my_head   Gah. I haven't been here in awhile... My life...   Oct 24 2012, 12:13 AM
- - Hobbes   Big difference between childhood and adulthood: A...   Oct 24 2012, 04:19 PM
|- - BigMistake   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Oct 24 2012, 06:19 PM) Bi...   Oct 24 2012, 05:22 PM
- - Yannick   I actually still get excited when my bank sends me...   Oct 24 2012, 05:06 PM
- - mooooooooooopo   The trick is in ignoring the envelopes but still f...   Oct 24 2012, 05:37 PM
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