Buzz·Posted on 3 Aug 201721 Things Every Fake Adult Has ExperiencedNo one told us it would be like this.by Mariam AnsarBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Feeling like time is running out. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 80s Commercial Vault / Via youtube.com You're watching TV, reading a book, or lying in bed, almost completely at peace, when it happens. The little voice inside your head starts wailing. "You're running out of time!" 2. Realising that you’re not a child any more. (((Nikki®))) @nikkifaceful Being an adult Thu Aug 27 19:59:32 UTC+0000 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite @nikkifaceful / Via Twitter: @nikkifaceful You must now accept your fate by providing for yourself. 3. Telling someone off and realising you sound like your mother. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via giphy.com You weren't always like this. 4. Being unable to enjoy being out with friends because you almost always want to go home. PBS Kids / Via wildflowerveins.tumblr.com It's just better back home. 5. Having to "there’s food at home" yourself. View this post on oeste-archived / Via theglasschild.tumblr.com True pain is resigning yourself to magicking something out of the ingredients sitting forlornly in your kitchen cupboard. 6. Using Saturdays for errands when you thought the weekend was going to be for fun. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via popsugar.com.au As much as you want to do nothing all alone by yourself in your room, the groceries just aren't going to buy themselves. 7. Realising you’re officially no longer down with the kids. chuck 🐦 @charlubby youths will literally bully you for anything. my bf said my housemate bought milk, then went to mcds & some kids yelled "milk boy" at him Sat Jul 22 17:27:18 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite charlubby / Via Twitter: @charlubby They take one look at you and just know that you have no cool credentials any more. 8. Having friends in different places and therefore feeling like you have no friends. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC / Via giphy.com It's a bit harder to be alone when being together was so fun. 9. Scrolling through the let-me-tell-you-about-my-success cesspit social media has become. View this post on marxistbarbie / Via redlionlad.tumblr.com Scrolling through your timeline means seeing all the internships, fellowships, and job offers the people you couldn't stand in school are flaunting. 10. Accepting the deterioration of your 5-year-plan: or the acceptance of your ever-changing future. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Creative Capital / Via blog.creative-capital.org You have aspirational goals you'd like to achieve before you're 25, but the way that you'll achieve them keeps changing. Terrifying. 11. Getting nostalgic about stuff and making up a version of events you're not sure even happened the way you remember them. @LiamPayne / Via Twitter: @liampayne Remember school? Wasn't that great? It sure feels like it when it's behind you. 12. Wondering in horror if your social media etiquette is now dated and you’re suddenly uncool. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Curb Your Enthusiasm / Via giphy.com Is it cool to type in lower-case or upper-case? Who even knows any more? 13. Outgrowing friends and feeling weird about it. Kermit @ltsKermit people: "wait, u two aren't friends anymore??! but y'all used to be so close!" me: Fri Apr 28 01:00:16 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite @ItsKermit / Via Twitter: @ltsKermit Pretty soon, the spark just isn't there. 14. Getting weirdly emotional about doing chores you've put off for a long time. Like laundry. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Home Crux / Via homecrux.com Add laundry to the list of responsibilities you have and sometimes it feels like all your unclean clothes are mocking you. 15. Realising that you probably won’t ever own a house and all your 10-year-old Argos catalogue scrapbooking collage dreams are dead. law dog, esq. @ggooooddddoogg Millennials Can't Afford Homes Because They Are Greedily Using Both Kidneys 07:12 PM - 15 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite @ggoooooddddoogg / Via Twitter: @ggooooddddoogg The true millennial struggle. 16. Waking up in the middle of the night with flashbacks of something embarrassing you said or did once. Eric Hannah / Via ericahannah.tumblr.com That time that you flubbed your own name at an introductory class at uni emerges from the corner of your mind at night. The laughter. The horror. 17. Biting your tongue when someone older than you starts talking politics at a family event. Metro Pictures Corporation / Via giphy.com Rearranging your face into a smile that doesn't say I Hate So Much of What You Choose to Be when an uncle shares his vaguely racist opinions over the table eventually becomes the norm. 18. Experiencing FOMO and not even understanding why. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Soul Pancake / Via giphy.com Where's the party at? Who got an invite? You're not even sure if you'd actually go, but alright. 19. Responding to moments of rejection and failure with healthy bouts of unhinged laughter. Nickelodeon / Via tvfanatic.com When the exact uncertainty of the future seems palpable, it's good to laugh. Haha. Ha. Ha. 20. Realising that every adult in the whole world is just like you: making it up as they go along. View this post on partybarackisinthehousetonight / Via partybarackisinthehousetonight.tumblr.com You mean we're all just improvising? Seriously? 21. Coming to the slow but ultimately peaceful realisation that you actually know nothing. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Archive / Via giphy.com Like everyone else you don't know much, but that just means there's lots to learn. Your twenties are temporary but you'll be learning forever, and in the grand scheme of things, every adult in the world is just trying their best. And that's okay.