27 Signs You’re Doing Way Better At This Whole Being A Grown-Up Thing Than You Realise


Yeah, you got so drunk you lost your bank card and ALL of your dignity, but you’re still doing pretty OK. Promise.

1. You carry stamps in your purse. Sometimes. Every now and then. OK yeah, you carried stamps in your purse once.

2. You have a spare phone charger, because gurl gotta be able to Instagram stalk 24/7. Uh huh.

3. You have been known to slow cook things. On purpose. And not just because you accidentally forgot to turn the oven on.

4. You’ve got a credit card, a mega fancy contactless one, and it’s making your credit rating higher because you make payments on time every damn month. Even if it is for £20…

5. You once bought a friend a card for no reason because you’re mature and kind and it’s nice to just be nice. Go you.

6. You put a £45 bottle of champagne on your card and it didn’t get declined. You still made rent at the end of the month. High five.

7. You own a doormat. And a floor lamp. And ramekins. And three different kinds of tea. Fancy.

8. Sometimes you eat out and it’s not at McDonald’s or Nando’s or Pizza Express on a Wednesday. Yeah you do.

9. You own shirts and you wear them. Maybe a blazer too. And things that the Americans would call ‘dress pants’. You sassy, smart bitch, you.

10. You no longer spend Saturday nights getting wasted on £5 bottles of economy vodka. You get wasted on wine instead.

11. You have a house plant and it’s not dead. It *might* be a cactus.

12. You find good grammar like seriously fucking sexy. Like, sexier than abs.

13. You pay for Sky and it makes you feel hella fancy. Even if it is the basic package and HAD to have it because it came with your flat share, whatevs.

14. You buy more grey t-shirts and black jeans than any other type of clothing because why change a good thing, right?

15. You could lose actual hours in Paperchase, but get bored after thirty seconds in Topshop. Sequin hot pants? What the flip am I supposed to do with sequin hot pants?

16. You bother to separate your washes into colours and nothing – except that rogue tea towel – has come out thr wrong colour in years. Go you.

17. You’ve bought condoms or a pregnancy test before and strutted up to the tills with the vibes of someone who literally doesn’t give a fuck. You, embarrassed? Obvs not.

18. You watch documentaries for fun. OK, sure they’re about things like plane crashes and tsunamis and murders, but still – educational.

19. You own hand cream, like actual hand cream that you use and buy on purpose.

20. You eat olives. You eat fish. You eat avocado. Boy, you are a dinner party guest dream.

21. You know which political party is in power. You also sort of kind of have an idea who you’ll vote for in the next election. Because yeah you’re gonna vote and change the world and all that.

22. You’ve stopped uploading 50+ photo albums to Facebook every time you leave the country/have a night out/go for dinner because ain’t nobody got time for that.

23. You floss, sometimes. You take your make-up off before bed, sometimes. You even use a deep conditioner on your hair, sometimes.

24. You hardly EVER have to throw away pants because you totally misjudged your period.

25. When a witheld number rings you it’s pretty much never a boy you fancy prank calling you or debt collectors. Pretty much never.

26. You read books for fun and not just because they’re full of sex and absolute smut, cough 50 Shades, cough.

27. You’ve already achieved some of your dreams. Even if those dreams do involve owning a cat, going on a boozy holiday and affording a foundation that isn’t Dream Matte Mousse…

  • Grace

    I’ve come into work full of suspect flu symptoms this morning and this list has cheered me up. All of these seem to apply to me at 27 (right down to the hour I spent in Paperchase this past weekend…)!

  • ooft! #23 is literally me, haha. great post!

  • Im addicted to your blog! Absolutely love it! This post is so true. Moving into a new place and all the paperwork has me feeling really, really old today! Thanks for making me laugh! Have a lovely day Hannah!

  • Ha, I love this. I kinda miss the days when I could just use dream matt mousse ^__^
    Gill x http://www.eyelinerflicks.blogspot.co.uk

  • Karina

    Ah i love this so much!!! Xxx

  • I absolutely love your blog! I’m feeling super old today, having to sign papers for a new house, and your blog made my day! Have a great day Hannah!

  • OMG Hannah you like future teller! you know everything lol. I feel like you have secret cameras in my house 😀


  • Ohhh so relatable. I have 3 different notebooks in my bag, all for different ‘adult’ things – an actual food plan for the week! Things I need to do this week! Shocking.

    Plus, an ’emergency’ bag WITHIN my bag, for those period emergencies you talk of, hair grips for hair disasters, blister plasters for those dodgy primark sandals which cut you to smithereens.

    I feel so old. I want my moisturiser with glitter in it back.


  • I have done a surprising amount on this list, go me! Adulthood is a scary thing that sneaks up on us and before you know it you’ve actually become your mum. That is scary shit!

  • Mel

    Next level No17: you buy a pregnancy test as an emergency stash just in case rather than having to go to the shop is a fit of worry about your contraception on the rare occasion your dates get mixed up *shrug*

  • Sarah

    Haha, all of these except #4 and #6 because I’m still too poor for that shit. I refuse to own a credit card and also I’m an agency worker so nobody in their right mind would give me one probably. But I’m doing my PGCE next year so after that… fingers crossed!

  • This is such a fun post – I was nodding away to quite a few of these <3 xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  • I love your blog!!

  • Yes to pretty much every one of these! By the time I got to no22, I actually LOL’d.
    Great read! x

  • I love this post! I think I ticked off all. And I agree with Rhiân, I have a notebook for meal planning. I actually planned two weeks ahead this time round.

  • LOVE this list. Can’t argue with a single thing on it! Also clearly I’m doing one heck of a lot better at being a grown up than I’d thought haha. Great post

  • I do carry stamps in my purse! I AM A GROWN-UP AFTER ALL! I always suspected…

  • nueyork

    I love this so, so much! x


  • Wow I’m such an adult! Lol I think I do all of these and I bloody love it!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  • Ha this literally made my day 5000% better than it was. It’s so true. All of it. xx

  • This is so on point! Great post, LOVE reading your blog Hannah. xx

  • hahah, i loved this post and while I’m not AT ALL grown up i will defiantly be reading this blog post again when I move out :3

  • Zeynab

    Love this post, thanks for making me feel so much better about myself.
    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

  • aww, dream matte mousse. Lovely read ♡

  • I feel as though I am doing better than I thought I was at life.. WINNER.


  • Pretty on point as always. Love this article.

  • Lauren Key

    Just love this thank you! x

  • Hahaha I love this post!
    It gave me a good giggle!

  • Laura

    I really enjoyed this post! I feel like I have achieved all of these adult things in life! Especially the stamps! My bf is always asking me for stamps and I’m like yeeh boy! I can hook you up with some stamps!

  • Yes, yes, yes and so many yeses!! 🙂

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