Cartoonist Sarah Andersen sure knows how to encapsulate the daily struggles being an adult in her work. Any adult can relate to the comic above. You clean the entire apartment and it seems like only a day goes by and WHAM! You are living in filth again. Well, nothing lasts forever so you better pick up that Swiffer and get back to work.
Caity Hall gets real with us in this comic above. We've all caught ourselves settling when it comes to our future. You hate your job but you get benefits, so you are not going anywhere. Your 6,12 and 20-year-old self would hate you so much right now. Your adulting is getting in the way of your adulting, dammit!
Google will tell you everything you ever need to know, including what day it is. And Siri and Alexa also have your back. So if you know the shoes Carrie wore in the 2nd episode of the 5th season of Sex and the City but you don't know what month you are in, that's fine. There is an app for that!
It is really hard to make friends as an adult. You meet people when you are out that you totally vibe with but never see them again. You run into friends of friends and are always saying that you love them and that you hope to run into them again. So why not just reach out? Why does making new friends seem more painful than poking yourself in the eyeballs?
Nick Seluk is the cartoonist behind The Awkward Yeti. He loves commenting on awkwardness at work, in social situations and dating disasters. In the comic above he illustrates the struggle between Instant gratification and overthinking everything.
"I should definitely go out tonight and party and drink too much with people that are fun but don't really care about me. I should go to bed, I have to work early in the morning. I'll just stay in and have three slices of pizza and then go to bed. I can have pizza because I just worked out. But then if I have pizza I'll have to work out even more tomorrow and I'll feel sluggish all day. Okay just two slices... and a beer. Beer will make me fat. Why am I so hungry? Am I pregnant? I don't feel well. Maybe it's gas. Or maybe I am pregnant. Oh! A Keeping Up With The Kardashian's marathon is on. I guess I'll just stay up all night and watch this. Maybe I should just go to bed. No, I think I'll stay up!"
Some people can keep whatever junk food that they want in their house and just nibble here and there. And some have no ability to practice any sort of self control at all. You can't have just one, right?
Hey brain! Can you please turn off? You are not going to remember how to solve the Pythagorean theorem at 2am when you have to be up in six hours. Just Google it in the morning and try to get some sleep. Please?
You check your bank account over and over again waiting for your paycheck to go in. Finally it clears and it's time to shop. Actually it's time to pay rent, your car payment, insurance and then bye bye paycheck.
You would rather wait two hours for delivery frozen yogurt than go across the street and get it yourself. Once you are in for the night you are in for the night. The Netflix is going, the PJ's are keeping you warm and they better deliver or you will eat out of a can.
You know that if you just shut off your brain every once and a while, things might be a lot easier. Actually, they will be a lot easier. So put down that baggage you are carrying and believe in yourself.