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19 Small Victories That Will Make You Feel Like An Actual Adult Instead Of A Human Dumpster Fire

Growing up can be hard, so it's important to celebrate even the smallest of victories.

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4. Staying in to watch Netflix on your couch instead of going out and binge drinking with friends.

You know you're getting old when you rush home just to be like:


5. Cooking for yourself instead of eating out every. single. day.

6. And then remembering to pack and bring your lunch for work.

tfw u forget to bring lunch to work

7. Choosing your own doctor, dentist, or therapist.

My therapist said it was ok: a life story


9. Remembering to buy dental floss at the grocery store and using it (almost) every day.

I hate when my dentist asks when the last time I flossed was. like dude, don't you remember? you were there

11. Getting to work early instead of rolling in two minutes before you have to be there.

There should definitely be awards for being an adult. Oh wait, ETOH.

12. Cleansing your social media of all the “friends” you haven’t spoken to in years.

me after i kick all the toxic people outta my life


16. Making plans with a friend and not cancelling with a fake excuse at the last minute.

I hate to cancel. I know we made plans to get together tonight but that was two hours ago. I was younger then, and full of hope.


17. Hanging up your laundry instead of shoving all of your clothes in drawers, suitcases, or even under your bed.

Leaving my clean laundry in a basket for so long that I wear it all and it becomes dirty again without ever being folded: a Memoir

18. Actually washing your damn sheets.

Why are fresh sheets basically the best feeling ever??

19. And finally, leaving work on Friday with an empty inbox.

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