17 Ways Your Childhood Visions Of Adulthood Were Wrong

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Not quite as much freedom as you expected.

1. Expectation: No curfew! YOU WILL STAY UP FOREVER!

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Reality: It’s cool to get into bed at 7 p.m., right?

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2. Expectation: You’re going to eat whatever you want all the time OMG candy candy candy!!!!!!

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Reality: Is there any gluten in that?

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3. Expectation: Your house will be huge and decorated with the coolest (possibly inflatable) furniture.

Expectation: Your house will be huge and decorated with the coolest (possibly inflatable) furniture.

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Reality: Oh sweet, free table.

Reality: Oh sweet, free table.

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4. Expectation: You will look amazing all the time, because your massive wardrobe will be filled with nothing but the coolest clothes.

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Reality: Let’s call it dressing for comfort.

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5. Expectation: Grown-up parties will be the best and you will throw them all the time at your previously mentioned amazing house!

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Reality: Does the party involve Netflix? Then maaaybe.

Reality: Does the party involve Netflix? Then maaaybe.

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6. Expectation: You’re either going to be an astronaut, or the president, or a famous movie star.

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Reality: You’re… in between projects.

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7. Expectation: When you meet the one, you’ll fall in love and it will be magical and perfect.

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Reality: Turns out dating is just a bit more nuanced.

Reality: Turns out dating is just a bit more nuanced.

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8. Expectation: You’ll watch every horror movie and never be scared.

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Reality: JUST LEAVE EVERY LIGHT ON OK THANKS

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9. Expectation: You’ll go to the doctor and never be scared.

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Reality: Some sedatives would be great.

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10. Expectation: You’ll see your friends all the time. It will be like one never-ending sleepover.

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Reality: You can pencil in a happy hour not this Tuesday, but next?

Reality: You can pencil in a happy hour not this Tuesday, but next?

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11. Expectation: You will be so strong and tall and fast — just wait, EVERYONE WILL SEE.

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Reality: Uhh…

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12. Expectation: You will only do the FUNNEST things with your money (of which there will be more than you can even fathom).

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Reality: Sure, but first you just have to take care of rent, your cell phone, your car insurance, your health insurance, etc., etc.

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13. Expectation: The second you get your license you will be unstoppable, driving down the open road in your awesome car with some awesome tunes, without a care in the world.

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Reality: WHY IS EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD ALSO TRYING TO DO THIS AT THE SAME TIME AND ON THE SAME ROAD?!

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14. Expectation: You’ll go on thrilling vacations (to Disney World, Universal Studios, and various Six Flags theme parks) all the time.

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Reality: Vacation = not a soul around, not a thing to do.

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15. Expectation: Getting drunk will be very hip and fun.

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Reality: (Until the hangover.)

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16. Expectation: Everything you learn in school will be very relevant to your daily life.

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Reality: That’s what technology is for.

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17. Expectation: You will absolutely feel like a self-assured, put-together grown-up.

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Reality: Just fake it till you make it.

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