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Adulting Means... [Add Four More Words]

by TeamSixWords on May 15, 2017   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

SixContest #99: #AdultingIn6Words

When does one become an "adult"? The month of May's busy graduation season and its ceremonies welcoming individuals into the adult world got us thinking about the many signals that tell the world, or simply yourself, that you've grown up. For SixContest #99, tell us about your hallmarks of adulthood by finishing the six-word phrase "Adulting means _____ _____ ______ ______." Whether you know all about adulting or have never heard it used as a verb, share the moments when there's no question you're a full-fledged adult. Those freedoms you always wanted, until you realized freedom is just another word for responsibilities. Add four words to "Adulting means" and share the best and the worst of being a grown-up #AdultingIn6Words.

Your Six Words can include a backstory (we love reading them), but please post only one entry per comment.

Remember to tag us and include #AdultingIn6Words when posting your Six Words to Twitter and Instagram!


This SixContest runs through Friday, June 2 at 3PM ET. Submit your entries in the comments below or on our social media pages: twitter.com/sixwords (remember to tag @sixwords) | facebook.com/sixwordmemoirs | instagram.com/sixwordselfie | sixwordmemoirs.tumblr.com


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