On Being an Adult

As graduations are starting to happen, some of you may be facing the “adult world” for the first time. A lot of people will say things like “High school was the best time of my life,” and I think that’s really sad because what about the next 50-70 years? Hopefully your life keeps getting better and better, so at any point, you can say, “Now is the best time of my life.”

There are some definite advantage and disadvantages to being an adult. I thought I’d put together my list of top pros and cons of being an adult. In order to end on a high note, I’ll start with the cons.


1. Paying bills. It’s sad when the majority of the mail you get is bills that you’re responsible for paying.

2. Less natural social situations. I think that I took for granted the time I got to spend with my friends, especially being in college. It’s a really fun time to live, work, and hang out around peers all the time.

3. Cooking for yourself. I actually got a really sweet deal set up with this one where I still eat dinner once a week with my family. Nothing beats a home-cooked meal (made by someone else).


1. Being done with school. I actually really loved school (I’m a dork, I know), but there’s something really great about not having to do homework or write papers.

2. Experience. It’s good to kind of have an idea about what’s going on sometimes 🙂 Whether it just has to do with practical things or in your relationship with God, it’s good to have some prior experience that allows you to make wiser decisions.

3. Freedom. Being an adult lets you do want you want to do (for the most part). And if you’re really following God, having the freedom to do exactly what He wants is the best!