The Cons of Adulting

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good Thursday. I had a pretty busy day today running around getting things for our home! Adulting if you must. Yesterday I posted my favorite things about adulting. Today I wanted to share the not so good things. These are the things that sometimes make me wish I was back home with my mama!

You have to kill bugs yourself

Nothing scares me more than a bug. Any kind of bug. Spiders, beetles, flys, anything you can think of; I am scared of it. I would always ask someone in my family to kill any bugs I unpleasantly came across. Now that I’m alone I don’t have that luxury besides when my boyfriend isn’t at work. I usually just run away or call someone for over the phone moral support. Just the other day I had to pee so badly but there was a nasty ugly bug in the bathroom. Isaiah was sleeping and my boyfriend was at work. So it was just me and the bug. I decided using the bathroom wasn’t so important after all. I came up with a plan that if it really came down to it, I’d whip out one if Isaiah’s diapers. Luckily I was able to hold it an hour until my boyfriend came home.

Fun fact: Entomophobia is an extreme and persistent fear of insects. It’s what’s referred to as a specific phobia, which is a phobia that focuses on a particular object. An insect phobia is one of the most common types of specific phobia.

Washing a ton of dishes


I don’t have an issue with washing dishes but I’ve definitely never washed as many dishes as I have to live on my own. No matter what kind of day it is there will always be dishes in the sink. If not for us then there are at least bottles for Isaiah in there. It takes a while to wash the dishes. I’m able to watch 40 minutes of a podcast sometimes!


All of the other cleaning

Cleaning is an absolute must! For the most part, I find cleaning to be quite therapeutic as well. I can just get lost in it but that’s only if I am peacefully cleaning. It is hard to clean a toilet when there’s a little guy that keeps coming around. I take pride in keeping my home clean so of course, I like to do it but sometimes it becomes a bit of exhausting.

Being alone can be scary sometimes

Don’t get me wrong, living alone is amazing and super peaceful but sometimes not having everyone together gives me anxiety. It’s a bit harder because I live in a complex in a new town with people I’ve never seen before. So I have to have my third eye open at all times. Also with my anxiety, I tend to be a bit paranoid sometimes.

What are your least favorite things about adulting? Are you terrified of bugs? Do you prefer to be alone, with people, or a little bit of both?


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26 thoughts on “The Cons of Adulting

  1. Well I definitely hate dealing with bugs so I usually have my fiancé deal with them . But dishes and laundry , yeah the struggle is real with those . It takes me forever lol Too bad we’re not all witches like Sabrina 🔮 🧙🏼‍♀️✨

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  2. Awesome post! I hate doing the dishes, laundry and cleaning the most but unfortunately that’s what comes along with living alone. I also totally relate to how being alone can get scary sometimes because I have anxiety too and sometimes I need someone besides me to calm me down when I’m getting paranoid.

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  3. 1. I hate doing laundry. As a kid and teenager I didn’t have to do laundry. My mom kinda babied me where she would pick up my laundry from campus and wash it on weekends. When I moved out, I relied on my husband to do the laundry… I’ve gotten better over the years but I still hate it.
    2. Dishes suck. For some reason, we accumulate a mountain of dirty dishes every night. This is why I don’t cook. If I don’t cook, there’s hardly any dishes. I don’t cook when my husband is away on road trips (shhhh… )
    3. I hate bugs too. They are gross. I scream at mosquitos and spiders – I hate them so much.
    4. Trying to fit the adult stereotype is just not me. I don’t care for having people over or feeling like I need to host parties. No thank you.
    5. Cleaning sucks too but I do it because I have a big fear of roach infestations and bed bugs. The neighbors from the previous apartment complex had a roach problem and I was freaked out for days. I also know someone who does live like this and I just don’t understand how ppl can live in filth.

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  4. I’m reading this posting while sorting out clothes for laundry day. I don’t like washing clothes and one major reasons is because my daughter has tons of while puff socks and onesies. And I agree that been lonely can be really scary at times.

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  5. Omg the bug thing is the thing I hate most about adulting. I never really got over that fear, and had so many problems getting rid of this cockroach last week. I love this list!

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  6. We can relate with the laundry thing!!! I got lucky and my mom still loves to help up with laundry on the weekends. (Mostly because she loves her grandbaby)

    Ha! I am laughing at the adult stereotype because I always thought I would enjoy having people over but nope I like to be cozy and alone after a long day!

    I too have that same fear! Thats the one thing that would put me over the edge. Im not sure how people live that way either… Thank you so much for reading and sharing!

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  7. Sadly my mom does not live here and she lives across the country. I rely a lot on my husband to carry the laundry baskets downstairs to the laundry room. I will carry them sometimes but they’re quite heavy. I cannot wait until I have my own washing machine and dryer one day!

    I’m kinda lazy since I’m not working right now and I wonder where all of my time goes. I chase my toddler around all day. What kind of work do you do?

    One thing I’m currently struggling with is clutter. I stopped buying stuff for myself years ago so it’s mostly my daughter’s stuffs and my husband’s stuff. She has a lot of toys and she started dragging more toys out from our storage closet. She insists on keeping her baby mattress in the living room as well as all of our blankets/duvets. 🤦‍♀️

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  8. Loved this post, made me have a little giggle as I can relate! Especially the part about bugs, I’m absolutely terrified of bees and wasps and will literally run out of my house if I see them haha.

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