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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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1. Setting up utilities in your own name for the very first time.


2. Making your first post-college friend.


3. Buying your own cleaning supplies and actually cleaning your apartment.

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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:

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

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

tfw u forget to bring lunch to work

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

My therapist said it was ok: a life story

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8. Actually calling to set up an appointment with your doctor, dentist, or therapist.


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

@KcFlanigan / Via Twitter: @KcFlanigan

10. Finally being able to buy your parents a nice gift with your own money.

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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.

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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

@freddyamazin / Via Twitter: @freddyamazin

13. Getting a plant for your place and keeping it alive for more than a month.

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14. Choosing to eat fruits and veggies... and actually enjoying them.


15. Saving your money instead of blowing your entire paycheck as soon as it comes in.

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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.

@VerbsRProudest / Via Twitter: @verbsrproudest

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

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18. Actually washing your damn sheets.

Why are fresh sheets basically the best feeling ever??

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

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