Tip #4: Becoming an Adult Does Not Happen Overnight

Don’t panic. This thing called “adulthood” may sound scary, but it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years of experiences and learning for someone to be able to feel confident in their new role and responsibilities. Even as a 70-year-old you’re still going to be figuring everything out. Unfortunately there is no rule book for life that tells you how to be an adult, but there are colleagues, parents, friends, professors, bosses, and other peers that will guide you.

Now I could sit here and write up tips about navigating the adult world, but I am only 20 and am trying to figure it out myself. Below is a video from one of my favorite YouTubers, Will Darbyshire. He has a collection of very motivational and eye opening videos about life that everyone should go check out:

7 Years by Lukas Graham is a great song about growing up. If you haven’t heard it yet, check it out here:


Remember: we’re all trying to navigate this crazy world together. No matter how old you get, you’ll never know all the answers to life. By the time you have your own house, family, and are doing your own taxes, you’ll gain worldly knowledge that’ll better equipped you for life, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be a superstar at it. At every age we are still learning. Take in all the life lessons you can and try your best, because at the end of the day that’s all we can really do.

xx Cat



4 thoughts on “Tip #4: Becoming an Adult Does Not Happen Overnight

  1. I had never heard of that YouTuber! I’ll have to check him out. The song 7 Years makes me feel so nostalgic because the first time I heard it I was visiting my younger sister at her college and it takes me back to that. This made me even more excited to see her and the rest of my family over spring break, so thank you!


  2. This post made me honestly realize and reflect on how far I’ve come since I was a teenager. When I graduated high school, I was so amazed at how people become “real” adults – like how they found apartments and paid for things themselves, etc. Now that I’m at that point, it only seems natural that I progressed to this point. I loved the integration of the spotify song and thought it gave the post a really melancholy but inspiring feeling. This post was really touching, and I think should inspire some younger students to hopefully feel like it’s not totally hopeless!


  3. Aww love this post Cat- I like the song, always gets me feeling nostalgic. I’m a second semester senior right now and definitely do NOT feel ready to be an adult. The moment that hit me the most was signing the lease on my apartment with my roommates and being in charge of paying the heating and electric bills every month. I was always convinced I would come home one day and had forgotten and all the lights would be off LOL.


  4. Yeah this is so true, I am now 20, out of my teens, but I still do not feel like an adult at all. I think adult in a legal sense (that is over 18) does not really have any meaning, you need to get lessons by figuring out this world in order to really grow up. Thank you for a great post, especially when I am struggling to find out what I want to do as an adult in the near future when I graduate. Thanks 🙂


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