13 ways that I’m failing at being an adult

Recently, a few of my friends have told me they can’t believe how grown up I am now, and how I’m a proper ‘adult’. I’ve got a great job, amazing friends, a lovely place to live, a fab car and am engaged to the best person ever.

However, this is just how it looks to an outsider, really, my life is a right old mess. I thought we could have a laugh at some of the ways I’m currently failing at adult-ing.

My house is an actual tip. If you’ve seen it clean and tidy, that’s because I did a rushed tidy up before you arrived. I love being house proud, but living in something that looks like a show home is definitely not realistic for me and my fiancé at the minute. We’re too busy, too tired and to be honest, too lazy on weekdays. I try and do the ‘big clean’ at the weekend, but I normally put it off until 7pm on Sunday nights.

I sometimes eat cold bagels. It’s too much effort to cut it in half and toast it. They’re 70% as good cold as they are warm, I promise.

I get ready for work in the mornings in approximately 14 minutes. This is because sleepy Rosie is evil and presses snooze a million times, so now I’ve truly nailed the 10 minute makeup look. I once set an alarm for 5am to do yoga, I woke up, laughed at the fact that I’d even considered morning exercise, and pressed snooze for another two hours.

No matter how much money I earn, I’m always skint. I live like a millionaire for the week after payday, and then continue to be on a strict spending ban for the rest of the month. Budgeting tips please? I am adult enough to pay all my bills on the first of the month though!

I noticed I had a hole in the bottom of my favourite shoes recently, and chose to ignore it for weeks because I love them so much. That was until it rained and I had wet tights for the day at work. I learnt my lesson and they’re now in the bin.

If I have to leave the house on a lazy day at the weekend, I just put my gym clothes on. That means my hair and face can look a mess too, and people will think “Well done girl. You’ve been to the gym on a Saturday!” (I doubt they think this, but I can pretend). Plus, they’re just as comfy as pyjamas.

We always run out of loo roll! I don’t know how my mum always has a constant stock for backup in the house, but I’m truly failing at it. Lucking we live a minutes walk from the shops!

The bins are collected on Monday mornings, and I always remember to take them out at 11pm on a Sunday night when I’ve got wet hair and am in pyjamas.

I’m terrible at ironing and avoid it at all costs. I hang up my clothes really straight so (fingers crossed) they don’t need ironing. If something is creased, that’s it, I’m not wearing it unless my mum comes to visit and does my ironing for me.

People think that I’m a really confident person. In actual fact, when I feel awkward or shy, I overcompensate and this comes across as confidence. Does anyone else do this?

I refuse to wear daytime clothes in the house. Who can sit and watch TV comfortably in jeans?! Within two minutes of entering the house, I’m in my fluffy pyjamas.

I can’t parallel park to save my life. Someone please teach me?

I don’t know how to use a tin opener. In my house growing up, we had an electric one (extra, I know), so when it comes to using a handheld one, I fail every time.

Can you relate to any of these? Let me know how you fail at being an adult in the comments!

And if you want a post on the ways that I’m totalling nailing adult life, let me know 🙂



  1. August 20, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    I’m laughing so hard right now because I’m reading this like ”Yea I do this”, ”Oh this one also”, ”aaand this one sounds familiar”… 😀

    • August 20, 2017 / 3:35 pm

      😂 glad I’m not the only one!

  2. August 20, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you are adulting just fine! Everything above is just how life works.
    My wife jumps into her PJs all the time.
    Cold food is good, especially leftover pizza! Why iron when gravity exists?
    Bins go out last thing at night or first thing in the morning in the mad rush for work.
    Running out of something always happens, or thinking you have something and then need it only to find you didn’t have it.
    A mess just gives you something to tidy, tomorrow.
    This is adult life, you’re doing it right.

    • August 20, 2017 / 3:37 pm

      Love this comment 😂🙌 and very glad to hear I’m becoming a successful adult!

  3. Donna
    August 20, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Haha don’t worry, I do 90% of these things! I live in my PJ bottoms at home, only iron my clothes if I reeeally have to and have holes in a lot of my shoes 😂 I’m way too lazy to adult… x

    • August 20, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      😂 I totally agree, being an adult is tiringgggg xxx

  4. August 20, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Can anyone parallel park though? I was so good at it in driving lessons and then as soon as I got in my own car…nope😂 I love this post so so much. Also…do people wear jeans around the house? Pyjamas and yoga pants all day everyday 😉 x

    Lon x

    • August 20, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Omg I was the same in lessons, I was so good! I just don’t even try now 😂 and yes to comfy clothes all day everyday 🙌 xx

  5. August 20, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    We’ve all got our things we tend to forget, heck I can parellapark & have zero use of it. I also have a tendcey to forget to get body wash & end up washing my body with shampoo…. for a week. 💕

    • August 20, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      Well done for actually being able to parallel park though! 🎉 and omg yessss I’m forever running out of shower gel 😂 xx

  6. August 20, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    I can relate to this post in so many ways it’s ridiculous 😅 Firstly, going out in your gym clothes on a lazy weekend is GENIUS. May have to start doing this now because I am too lazy to do my hair sometimes haha. Also, I can’t parallel park either! Sometimes I look like an idiot downtown because I’m like, ‘maybe today is the day,” Then I’m like ‘noooooope,’ and drive around the block a few more times until I can find parking 😂

    Loved this post! xoxo

    • August 21, 2017 / 11:55 am

      hahahaha I’m exactly the same with parking. I always tell myself that I’m going to go out at night when there’s no one around to practice. I can guarantee that will never ever happen :’) Glad you enjoyed the post! xx

  7. August 20, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    I loved this! I can related to so many of these, that I am laughing so much reading them. Xx

    • August 25, 2017 / 11:26 am

      hahaha, I’ve only mastered it because I’m so lazy in the mornings. 15 minutes is still very impressive! 🙂 xxx

  8. August 26, 2017 / 10:20 am

    Can relate to so much of this! Parallel parking is never going to happen – I’ve probably done it twice in about 10 years of driving, and that was with major coaching from my boyfriend!

    Sammy x | http://www.cityofsimplicity.co.uk

  9. September 2, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Ahaha I love this <3 I can relate to so many of these, especially wearing comfy clothes in the house! I can't understand someone who would rather sit in jeans than pyjama bottoms! Also totally with you on the whole ironing thing, if it's creased it will hang there until it decreases! <3 xxx

  10. September 2, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Ahaha I love this <3 I can definitely relate to so many of these, especially wearing comfy clothes! I can't understand someone who would rather sit in jeans than pyjama bottoms! Also totally with you on the whole ironing situation, if it's creased it will hang there until it decreases! <3 xxx

    • rosieslifexo
      September 8, 2017 / 11:15 am

      I know right! How can someone relax in jeans?! So glad I”m not the only one who feels like this hahaha xxx

  11. September 3, 2017 / 10:00 am

    I currently have shoes with a hole in … I refuse to get rid of them because I LOVE them haha! I’ve been driving for years and still can’t parallel park!
    I love this post so much! I can relate to so much of it! Xx

    • rosieslifexo
      September 8, 2017 / 11:13 am

      So glad you could relate! And glad I’m not the only one who can’t park in my holey shoes hahah xxx

  12. September 3, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Reading this felt like you were talking to me…I kept nodding my head everytime I saw something that related to me ( which was mainly all of it). If I knew that adulting was like this, I would have never signed up but the beauty is, we can laugh about this and know that we are not completely alone.
    Thank you for a great post❤️


    • rosieslifexo
      September 8, 2017 / 11:13 am

      hahahahah so glad that you could relate! xx

  13. September 8, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Loved this post! I truly and honestly think nobody is doing adulthood “right”. We can’t and tbh it’s just too exhausting anyways! So much for thinking adults had it all together when the truth is we’re just as messed up as the youngsters. We live and learn, we live to learn. Also, WHO can wear day time clothes in the house! It’s so uncomfortable. Keep being messy and inconsistent – that’s adulthood in a nutshell. Also (last “also” – I promise) going out in your gym clothes as lazy wear is so me! I love it haha!

  14. October 24, 2017 / 9:40 am

    I absolutely love this post! I’m definitely the same with money and it disappears in a week. your blog is beaut! Great post X

    • rosieslifexo
      October 29, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      Thanks lovely! My New Years resolution will deffo have to be budgeting 😂 xx

  15. Tklou
    January 21, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    I love this post a lot. Glad it’s not just me with tin openers! 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 x

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