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16 Things That Happen When You Become An Actual Adult

Nailing this whole "adult" thing is hard. But luckily for you, Genworth is here to help plan for your financial future.

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1. You pay your loans on time.

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Cuz you're so financially responsible now. Go you!

2. You find sheer joy in shopping for kitchen accessories.

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And wind up splurging on the "better spatula."

3. You decorate your home with plants.

And name them. And talk to them. It's fine. It happens.
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And name them. And talk to them. It's fine. It happens.

4. You use nighttime eye cream as you've become petrified of wrinkles.

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#ForeverYoung

5. And you put yourself to bed before 10 p.m. on "school nights."

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Gotta get those eight hours.

6. You actively choose doctor's appointments over partying.

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Your health basically turns into your #1 priority.

7. Speaking of partying, you no longer stay out 'til 4 a.m. on Thirsty Thursdays.

And when you think back now, you can't believe how often you used to do that when you had a 7 a.m. class on Fridays.
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And when you think back now, you can't believe how often you used to do that when you had a 7 a.m. class on Fridays.

8. When you do drink, it's quality over quantity.

R.I.P. bottom-shelf booze. R.I.P. beer bongs.
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R.I.P. bottom-shelf booze. R.I.P. beer bongs.

9. You pick networking events over happy hour.

Ways to advance your career occupies the majority of your thoughts and actions.
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Ways to advance your career occupies the majority of your thoughts and actions.

10. Your body naturally wakes up at 8 a.m. on the weekends.

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No more sleeping in 'til noon.

11. You care about politics and find yourself getting emotionally invested in the news.

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You literally cry at every traumatic headline. Whatever.

12. You actually take care of your personal belongings.

Because you've worked and saved for them; they weren't just handed to you by your parents.
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Because you've worked and saved for them; they weren't just handed to you by your parents.

13. You invest in stocks.

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Your long-term investments are of utter importance.

14. You discover who your most genuine friends are, and ditch the ones who have been awful.

There's no more room in your life for people who have treated you like trash.
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There's no more room in your life for people who have treated you like trash.

15. You develop a deeper appreciation for your family.

You realize how silly all the petty fights have been, and would drop everything to help a family member out.
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You realize how silly all the petty fights have been, and would drop everything to help a family member out.

16. You find yourself nostalgic for your youth, but content and proud with where you are now and how much you've grown since then.

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#NoRegrets

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