Last week I opined on the 6 most terrible, horrible, no good, very bad things about adulthood. But to prove I'm not always a Negative Nancy, here are the 6 things I love the most about being an adult.
1. I can make my own schedule.
Aside from having to be at work every day at the appointed hour, I can pretty much do whatever I want whenever I feel like it. Even though I'm usually in bed by midnight, it's nice to know that I could go to Taco Bell for a 3am burrito if I really wanted to and no one could stop me.
2. Drinking booze openly and unapologetically.
Once upon a time in high school, I decided that it would be a stellar idea to smuggle vodka into a football game. The only empty container I could find was a bottle of EarCare solution. I won't say it didn't work. I mean, I got it in and I totally drank it, but the obvious flaw in this plan was that no one looks cool drinking a bottle of EarCare solution.
3. Roadtrips (and Vacation Pay.)
There is no getting permission from anyone, assuring anyone else that "Yes this trip is totally safe I promise!", coordinating parents talking to parents and scheduling "check-in" phonecalls. I can pretty much pick a place and go. Friend two states away invites you for a weekend? Sure! Let me just use some vacation days so that I can get paid for hanging out with you and I'll be right there.
Hanging around with other adults waxing philosophical on how kids today are totally whack and how we were never that rude / lazy / spoiled / gross / whatever when we were that age. Thank you, children, for giving us something to unite against.
5. Not having to get busy in inconvenient places.
Call me a boring old grownup, but I like that I can go home to my own, private space with my own bed in it and um, you know... rearrange the furniture. I know that the movies have glamorized backseat hookups as exciting and sexy, but seriously? That shit is uncomfortable and you know it.
6. I can swear if I want to.
This is awesome for obvious reasons. Fuck.
What are your favorite things about grown-up-ed-ness?
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