Have you ever wondered “am I really an adult”? As a 20-something (or even a 30-something), you realize that adulthood is, well, a gradual process. For some, it happens quite quickly. For others, growing up takes a bit of time. And there’s nothing wrong with that! But let’s just say…there will comes a point in our lives when we can actually start to feel we’re not the same person anymore.
Read these 30 signs to see just how emerging into adulthood you really are.
1) Sleep is very, very important to your livelihood, and you often find yourself getting to bed at a reasonable hour.
2) You now understand what your parents meant when they said, “You’ll understand when you’re older.”
3) If you’re in a relationship, you have asked yourself: “Can I be with this person forever or do I end it?”
4) You don’t feel the need to chase anyone for attention.
5) 6:00 am is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
6) You know how to keep the complaining to a minimum.
7) Your school or college memories are no longer your fondest.
8) You realize your poor attitude and you want to change it.
9) You don’t spend the week organizing your plans for Saturday night. No, organizing is your plans for Saturday night.
10) You set aside time for yourself to do absolutely nothing.
11) Ninety percent of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
12) Your career matters to you, even if it’s temporary. You are responsible and take your job seriously.
13) You find yourself becoming less and less concerned about keeping up with your social media feeds.
14) You have a pretty concrete five-year plan ahead of you.
15) You don’t get upset if someone doesn’t like you.
16) You have realized what your skills and strengths are and have found a way to use them.
17) You actually put effort into your appearance.
18) You are starting to take your health into serious consideration
19) A messy room destroys your ability to function.
20) You’re okay with being alone. You don’t need another person to keep yourself occupied or happy.
21) You know when to apologize and admit that you are wrong. You work it out with the person you have hurt and move forward.
22) You realize that the source of happiness is the little moments shared with the ones you love.
23) You have learned the life lesson that nothing is handed to you, you need to work hard for what you want.
24) You realize some things are just out of your control, and that’s okay.
25) You are less argumentative and more accommodating
26) You have applied a filter to most of your thoughts before they escape your mouth.
27) You can’t remember the last time you had to ask your parents for money.
28) You do not shy away from responsibilities.
29) You indulge more in reading. To be updated is of utmost priority in today’s knowledge-driven society.
30) Your priorities have changed.