10 Times I Realized I Was An Actual Adult This Year

by Stephanie Maida · August 18, 2017

Listen, I'm going to spare us all here and not use the word "adulting" at any point throughout this article. Well except for using it just now. But this year I turned 26 (a baby to some, ancient to others) and reached a few subtle milestones that both thrilled and horrified me into realizing that I was a real person. Maturity is weird, and it involves a lot of cured meats.

[Photo via @iris.apfel]