You finally made it. Gone are the days of agonizing exams, high school drama, and worrying about the future. There’s only one thing left to do: officially step into the real world. You’re a real person now.
- You’ve graduated from eating ice cream and ramen noodles for dinner to grilled chicken and broccoli that you made yourself. If you got it at Whole Foods that’s totally a real person move, too.
- Your closet is no longer filled entirely with sweats. You have separate sections for work clothes and chill clothes.
- You’re pretty okay with going to concerts, restaurants, and events alone. There’s no need for a posse to make you feel comfortable and secure.
- You can pay for (most of) your shit. If you’ve got rent, phone bills, and food bills covered (or at least one of the three), you’re most definitely a real person.
- You no longer care about rejection. That date never texted you back? LOL. Your loss, loser.
- Friends aren’t a security blanket for you anymore. You have a select few close friends to confide in.
- Instead of wine bottles, beer cans, and college paraphernalia, you decorate your apartment with tasteful, sensible objects. Like cute plush pillows and reusable kitchen supplies.
- Gone are the days of bad hookups and aimless relationships. You’ve finally found yourself a mature, suitable partner or you’ve found peace with being single.
- You’ve started calling your parents because you want to, not because you have to. Now that you’re a real person, you could use some advice.
- You get home after a night out at a sensible hour. No more 5am nights for you. Bed is calling.
- Exercise is something you look forward to. (Or maybe not.) But you have a routine and you’ve learned to take care of your body.
- You’ve learned to shop responsibly. No more impulse buys with that new credit card. You’ve gotten through that phase and now that you’re paying the bills, you know that a shiny new toaster oven is unnecessary.
- There’s no more peer pressure to go out with people you don’t really care for. You’ve learned to say no to invitations because you know that real friends will still be your friends even if you don’t go out with them all the time.
- You don’t feel the need to keep up with social appearances. Unlike high school or college, there’s no social scene that you feel obligated to join. You stay home and watch TV instead.
- You’ve finally swallowed your pride and made your own doctor’s appointment. As horrible as it was to pick up your phone and call the doctor’s office receptionist, you did it without any help from your mom.
- Grocery shopping is a thing. Your fridge is stocked (usually) and you can cook. No more copping out by ordering delivery. You got this.
- You’re ready for this. You want to take on the real world and kick ass. Here’s to finally having your shit together.
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