14 ways that I’m winning at being an adult

You all seemed to enjoy my recent ‘13 ways that I’m failing at being an adult’  post, so I thought I’d give myself a pat on the back and tell you the many ways that I’m totally nailing adult life too.

I pay for a gym membership. I may only visit the gym once a year, but at least NatWest thinks I’m fit and healthy from looking at my direct debits.

I have back up wrapping paper in my house, and a back up fork in my handbag. Just in case of any emergencies of course. But never any back up loo roll unfortunately…

I own a car! I might not know where any of my owners documents are, but they have my name on them I promise.

I have an iron deficiency. While that might sound like a fail, it means I’m totally nailing it with my other vitamins.

I had my first blood test! And that’s how I know my vitamins are doing fab. I did faint at the doctor’s surgery before the nurse had even taken any blood though.

I don’t die of boredom when the news comes on. Okay, it may only be the two minute news roundup on Radio 1, but I actually pay attention now!

I know how to use a washing machine. I semi-successfully wash clothes for two people. Except if the clothes have any stains. Then I ring my mum.

I voted for the first time this year. Please don’t shout at me, but I’ve never really understood politics and it all went over my head. But this year, I took the time to do some online quizzes and research, and went to the polling station on my own like a real grown up.

People at work care about my opinion. Yes it may just be about what they should eat for lunch, but my opinions matter. And that qualifies me as a successful adult.

I have a skincare routine. I have my own special corner in the bathroom with all of my beaut products, so not only is this good for my skin, but it also satisfies the spendaholic in me because I’m always testing out new products.

I successfully keep plants alive, and I almost always have fresh flowers in my house. I had to kill a few Cacti to learn my lesson, but now I’m the proud mother of a thriving 18-month old Aloe Vera, an Orchid, Succulent and a family of Cacti.

I pay bills. I hate paying bills and begrudge it every month, but I do it! I feel like it’s made me appreciate everything my parents have payed for throughout my life. Having your own place is EXPENSIVE.

I travel alone (on planes and everything). When I was in high school, I wouldn’t even go and get cutlery at lunch time in my own, or go to the toilets without my girl group. Now, I’m a lone wolf and feel like I can do anything.

I’m engaged! Firstly, congratulations to the man who chose to put up with me forever, and secondly, how can I be trusted with an expensive ring on my finger?

How are you totally nailing adulthood?



  1. September 10, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    I love this! It’s such a great post idea. I also have an iron deficiency. I sadly can’t say that I nail anything else haha. Also a huge congrats on being engaged xx

    • rosieslifexo
      September 10, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Thanks! 🙂 what do you do to help with the iron? I don’t eat much red meat so I’m not sure where to start! xxx

      • September 10, 2017 / 4:45 pm

        I take vitamins which help build up your iron and contain vitamin C because that also helps with iron levels. Have you tried seafood? Personally I hate all seafood but apparently it is rich in iron. Also spinach and seaweed. You can either just have them mixed into your food, or what I do is add them into a smoothie. xxx

        • rosieslifexo
          September 17, 2017 / 11:48 am

          I hate seafood too, but have started eating lots of spinach 🙂 a smoothie is a good idea! Thank you 🙂 xxx

  2. September 10, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    You already know how much I love these posts, haha!
    Such a great idea! 🙂 xx

    • rosieslifexo
      September 28, 2017 / 6:04 pm

      😂😂😂 I shall keep these posts coming just for you xxx

  3. September 13, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    This is such a great idea for a post! I love these all, and I can relate to a lot of them (except the fork in the purse thing…maybe I should? Dinglehopper?) Congrats on the engagement- It’s so weird when I remind myself that I’m married, and I still don’t feel close to being an adult. Maybe I’ll compile a list as well…thanks for the encouragement and inspiration! (I do have to learn not to get bored when the news comes on, though- you are truly winning!)

    • rosieslifexo
      September 17, 2017 / 11:46 am

      A spare fork is always a good idea hahah! And yes, please do your own list! 🙂 xx

  4. Lauren Victoria
    September 15, 2017 / 8:34 am

    I loved how positive this post was! Really enjoyed reading it ☺️ It’s so weird how the little things in life can make you feel more adult xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • rosieslifexo
      September 28, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      Thank you! ❤️❤️ xxx

  5. September 17, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I loved this post – we need to celebrate ourselves more and criticise less! And now I’ve realised I can actually keep plants myself and I’m eager to see if I’m also adult enough for that responsibility.

    • rosieslifexo
      September 28, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Totally agree about celebrating ourselves! Good luck with the plants 😉 xxx

  6. September 26, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    This is actually pretty awesome. Very reflective. And as much as I despise doing some of the things on this list, I do appreciate it. (Reading this while thinking about bills and petrol) Adulting.

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