It's Okay To...

November 13, 2014

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I am most definitely an adult now. I'm 25 years old, married to the man of my dreams, proud owner of a gorgeous Jack Russell and have a mortgage. I spend a considerable amount of time thinking about my future, babies and starting our family. Like, way too much time. I also have an obsession with baby names but that one has been ongoing for about six or seven years.

Being an adult means you have a lot more responsibilities than you did in your teenage years. Instead of going out and buying something on a whim you have to meticulously plan, save some money, save a bit more and then decide whether or not you really need it before buying it. Sometimes it does genuinely come down to buying x, y or z or being able to pay the bills. You have to plan, buy and cook all your own meals and lunchtime always presents a big problem. The housework becomes your issue unless you like living in a pig sty with dirty dishes and unclean clothes everywhere which I think it's fair to say that most people don't.  As I said, more responsibilities.
That being said, just because you're an adult with all these responsibilities doesn't mean that you have to leave behind the silliness and immaturity of your youth. In fact, being grown up means that you now have no one to tell you can't do something any more - even if it's a bit stupid or really lazy. 

I'm here to tell you that just because you're an adult it's okay to...

Stay in your pyjamas all day. Granted this was something I never did when I was younger unless I was really ill and it's only on the very rare occasion that I do actually stay in my pyjamas all day but still, there is no one to tell you that you can't which is awesome.

Spend all day binging on Netflix or playing video games. Again, this wasn't something I did as a child. After all playing outside was often a lot more fun and the healthier option by a mile. However, nowadays if I want to watch Season 3 of American Horror Story in a couple of days then that's exactly what I'll do.

Dance around the room while you listen to music loudly. There's no parents to tell you to "turn that noise down" any more although beware the neighbours. They might not appreciate it if you're playing it really loud.

Stay in on a Friday night because you have a date with your couch planned. Socialising is over rated anyway, right?

Get up/Go to bed when you want. To be fair, I have a pretty regular routine when it comes to sleep but it's one that I set myself and I receive no judgement for it. Plus, if I want to stay up all night watching the Superbowl or something like that then I can. Likewise, I can get up at 5.30am or 9.30am without someone wondering why.

Have a shower or a bath whenever you want. Fancy a shower at three in the afternoon? Want a bath straight after dinner so you can laze about in your pyjamas all evening? Knock yourself out.

What do you like to do now that you wouldn't have been able to when you were younger? What's your favourite part of being an adult?
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10 comments :

  1. Omg I love doing every one of these things! Except Netflix is one I struggle over because whenever I watch Netflix I don't get anything else done so I'm trying to not watch TOO much of it... But it's so hard! Netflix and Twitter are definitely my biggest distractions!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Oh yes, I lose days or entire nights to Netflix occasionally but I try to justify it by doing the ironing while I watch something so that I can at least appear to be semi-productive!
      Debi x

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  2. I agree with each and every one of these, especially the staying in your pyjamas all day one! Though I so rarely stay in my pyjamas all day, I think the longest I have ever managed was until 2pm and then I had to get dressed!

    Emma | frillsanddoodads.com

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    1. It feels weird to stay in your pyjamas all day doesn't it?! I feel like I can't be productive if I do. Then again as a kid even when I was ill my parents would make me get dressed because they thought it would help give me a more positive mental attitude about how I felt. I think they were totally right about that!
      Debi x

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  3. Being able to stay up to whenever I want to and basically watch whatever I like to. We got rid of Netlfix but there's certain shows when they have their marathons on cable (NCIS LA, CSI Miami, Law & Order plus things like South Park, Family Guy, American Dad) i'm all over at channel. I kinda spend too much time in my pj bottoms mind!

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    1. I think we're only keeping Netflix for a couple more months. We've watched the majority of stuff that we wanted to already so we don't plan on keeping it. It's probably a good thing too otherwise I think the house would all down around us ;)
      Debi x

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  4. Hanging out on my sofa all day, that I like. And going to bed when I want too. Although, that does mean I only have myself to blame when I'm too tired the next day... That sucks.

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    1. Yeah, it's not so great when you're the only one to blame for being sleepy the next day. To be fair though, sometimes I'm tired even if I haven't stayed up late or whatever! Haha.
      Debi x

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  5. One thing I like doing now as an adult is having the choice to go to bed at whatever time I want and get up at whatever time I want. By that though, I mean that if I want to go to bed at 10pm with a hot chocolate I feel fine about doing it - when I was younger I would've felt guilty that I somehow "had" to stay up to the early hours as it just wasn't right for a young person to go to bed early. Nowadays though, it's excellent, I can just do what I want! :-) xx

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    1. Yes! As a teenager I always wanted to stay up really late as it seemed very uncool to go to bed early! Now I can go to bed at 10pm after a long day and not feel like I'm wasting good time in the evening. Haha.
      Debi x

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