Having To Be An Adult & Grow Up

I don't want to grow up

The other morning I woke up, I rolled over, looked at my husband and I just thought, oh my days I’ve been married 2 years this year, I have changed my name to my married name and we’re looking at moving out soon. Honestly I have grown so much, but not only that I have been through so much over the last few years, I feel like my experiences have allowed me to grow so much.

I think so many people can change over time, an we learn so many things everyday, but it is important to use what we learn to grow as people throughout our life! So what have I learned since I’ve become and adult and had to grow up? Being a grown up is so tough as hell, want to know what I’ve learned?

I’ve learned so many thing along the way though:

  • I can use a washing machine, I mean honestly that is the most important thing you could learn in life.
  • I can budget, even though I struggle with it sometimes.
  • I have never gone hungry, I can cook and I can most definitely bake.
  • The house is still standing, I mean that is probably an achievement for a 20 something.
  • I still struggle to get up in the morning, I mean alarms always have about 8 alarms on in the morning just to get up.
  • Even though I have my husband I always end up speaking to myself, and it really helps me to get stuff done and just to keep going with what I’m doing.
  • You never forget to pay your bills, you need to and it’s important to remember that those bills are not going to go away and they need to be paid.
  • I still have got to learn to turn the lights off before I get into bed, I still forget that one.
  • Always remember to buy toilet roll, I mean honestly I still forget that even now, thank god for a shop being open till 10 which is just down the road! Happy days!
  • Schedule your chores, I mean honestly the hoovering, dusting, washing up and everything isn’t going to get done if you don’t!

The most important that I have learned, is appreciate everything that you have, you might not have everything that you want but it isn’t about getting everything you want straight away, it is about working hard to achieve it. Appreciate what you have beside you, I haven’t moved out yet, but I have a husband, we are saving up to be able to buy a house, but I am so lucky to have Paul by my side, I wouldn’t be here without him and that is the most important thing in the world.

Never forget how lucky you are to have a fabulous family, friends and life.

What have you learned by growing up? Leave your response in the comments!

Love Amie 2016

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  1. 23/07/2016 / 10:03 am

    I’ve learned that being an adult is nowhere near as glamorous as I imagined it to be when I was a child! 😉 haha. Love your list. Some really important life lessons there. X

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      25/07/2016 / 10:03 am

      I totally agree, if adulthood was as glamourous as we thought it was as kids then life would be so much easier!?

  2. 23/07/2016 / 12:00 pm

    Haha, my fiance and I moved into our first rental back in Feb and I can relate to this post so much! At times I still feel like such a child though… not quite an adult yet, not really!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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      25/07/2016 / 10:04 am

      I totally agree, you kind of feel like that in between moment, I do sometimes and it makes me feel kinda strange sometimes!?

  3. Nicole
    23/07/2016 / 9:29 pm

    Aw I really enjoyed reading this post! I’m glad I’m not the only one who talks to themselves! I find it quite comforting haha! One of the biggest things I have learnt since leaving school is that just because my path may be different if doesn’t mean that I am lost. We all need to go at our own rate, I am a lot slower at things than other people because of my mental health, but it’s okay xx

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      25/07/2016 / 10:14 am

      I do! I love talking to myself, it is so calming and relaxing! That is one of the most important things about life, our path might be difficult but we’ve got this. I’m definitely struggle with the mental health aspect, because I always think I should be going at a certain rate, when in reality because of my mental health I don’t!?

  4. 24/07/2016 / 1:39 am

    The toilet roll reminder is so on point! hahaha!
    Loved this post x.x.x.

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      25/07/2016 / 10:16 am

      I know right? Toilet roll is always needed and if you forget to get some then it’s a nightmare!?

  5. 24/07/2016 / 5:33 pm

    I can totally relate to forgetting to buy toilet roll. It happened to us a lot in college. I’d just recommend buying it in bulk if I’m honest!


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      25/07/2016 / 10:19 am

      I bulk buy all the time, it is so much easier when it comes to remembering!?

  6. 24/07/2016 / 7:16 pm

    I loved the final paragraph of this post. Some days I can struggle to see the good, especially when things are tough or I’m struggling with anxiety but you’re so right. It’s so important to cherish our loved ones and remember what we have, and I’m glad I’m not the only one who forgets to buy toilet roll too, haha! And congratulations on 2 years together, that’s so lovely! – Tasha

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      25/07/2016 / 10:26 am

      I totally agree my lovely, it honestly means the world! It honestly is, family and friends are the people who are going to support us through life!?

  7. 25/07/2016 / 7:19 pm

    I’m still quite young but I can definitely relate to some of these like being able to cook as I’ll be going off to uni soonish! I do remember to turn the lights off though, haha but I still can’t use a washing machine, oops. Lovely post! xx


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      26/07/2016 / 3:01 pm

      You will get there with the washing machine my darling, once you get used to it you will honestly be fine. Maybe get your family to show you before you leave!?

  8. 05/08/2016 / 6:05 am

    Phew! Someone else who talks to themselves!

    Adulting has been awesome – sure parts sucked but I am beyond confident in my abilities and having money rocks! Just need to figure out how to iron…

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      05/08/2016 / 10:23 am

      There is absolutely nothing wrong with talking to yourself! Oh it’s alright I love ironing, I’m obsessed with it! <3

  9. 06/09/2016 / 3:42 pm

    I wonder if there’s ever a point in life when it becomes easy to get up in a morning haha – I hope so anyway, but at 22 I, too haven’t found this to be the case either yet!


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      10/09/2016 / 6:44 pm

      I definitely don’t think there is any easy way of getting up in the morning, I mean it’s such a bloody struggle! <3

  10. 10/09/2016 / 5:23 am

    I’m turning twenty next week! but I think you’ve covered a lot of what I’ve had to do myself…. i.e. learning to cook, learning to use the washing machine (although since I was always around my Mum, I think I picked those up much sooner). Fantastic read, I can’t wait to see what’s next x


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      10/09/2016 / 6:58 pm

      Thank you so much darling! I thik growing up we always think it is going to be amazing but in reality it is a lot harder than we thought it would be when we were younger! <3

  11. 18/09/2016 / 12:14 pm

    OH my god, the things i’ve had to learn being an adult is never ending, there’s always something new! Buying toilet roll is definitely one i forget a lot, oops! I’m pretty okay at making sure bills are paid because it scares me too much not too but food shopping is the worst. I always want to cave and buy takeaways every night but i know i cant 🙁

    Beverley xx

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      20/09/2016 / 5:25 pm

      I know I’m the same, I feel like everyday there is something different or something new! I’m the worst when it comes to buying toilet roll I end up forgetting so much I actually have to write a list haha! <3

  12. 03/12/2016 / 2:26 am

    Hey Amie
    I think you’re doing a great job of being an adult. You’re doing it better than I’ve ever managed and I’m old enough but not lucky enough to be your mammy.

    I’m proud of you darlin and I always will be.

    Lots Of Always
    Gayle XXX

  13. Nicole
    08/01/2017 / 4:22 am

    I love this. At 22 I’ve always been ahead of my friends and I’ve had to grow up a lot. I’ve been with my partner for 7 years and weve just bought our first home and completely refurbished to our taste. There’s so much stuff to remember when you get your own place and so many chores things you wouldn’t even think of. Best to learn that males don’t help much.

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