15 Things We Shouldn't Do Now That We're Adults but We Totally Still Do


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Adulthood. Apparently, this is a time when we're supposed to be on top of our game—we have experience, confidence, and the know-how to tackle situations and just get shit done. But no one tells you that you never truly *feel* like a grown-up—and sometimes, you don't really act it, either. 

I mean, what's a girl to do when she's hit that awkward stage where half of her friends are having kids and the other half are too drunk to find their phones?

Here, a look at the things we're not "supposed" to do now that we're real people, but that we do. We all do. *Shrugs*

Just spray some Febreeze on that ish and call it a day.

Unpacking groceries is just so hard and now you want me to cook?!

The family plan is cheaper for them anyway! I'm doing them a favor. 


What? They have really cute tops, okay?

You'll get to them. *Balances another cereal bowl on top of the dirty dishes*

Credit card statement be damned!

It's just...easier this way.

"I'm going to be classy and fabulous and enjoy this one delicious drink at this new swanky cocktail bar!" You the next morning with a hangover and a $139 receipt stuffed in the bottom of your bag: "I hate myself."

Irrationally loving people you've never met is just too hard to give up.

You had really good intentions when you bought that planner and upgraded your iCal, but ugh, life.

Actually, could you not?

Hey, it could be a question on Jeopardy. (Also that theme song is really catchy, so how about we just all calm down.)

Crushes should have an expiration date—this shit is exhausting and that receding hairline is not cute.

That Bath and Body Works roll-on ruined us.

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Samantha Leal
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Samantha Leal is the Deputy Editor at Well+Good, where she spends most of her day thinking of new ideas across platforms, bringing on new writers, overseeing the day-to-day of the website, and working with the awesome team to produce the best stories and packages. Before W+G, she was the Senior Web Editor for Marie Claire and the Deputy Editor for Latina.com, with bylines all over the internet. Graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a minor in African history, she’s written everything from travel guides to political op-eds to wine explainers (currently enrolled in the WSET program) to celebrity profiles. Find her online pretty much everywhere @samanthajoleal.