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What "Adulting" Means In Six Words

Ready or not, the responsibilities of life catapult us into adulthood. For SixContest #99, we asked you to define “adulting” in Six Words. Your interpretations ranged from literal (“Adulting means accepting responsibility without complaint.” —@miriamarond) to legal (“Adulting means well stocked liquor cabinet.” —Robin G.), and remind us there are many ways to define mature (“Adulting means playing with adult toys.” —JAD). Through the common threads, one thing is certain: “adulting” is putting life skills into action with a fun spin on ​our everyday obligations. After receiving nearly 500 entries, here are the Top Six signs that you’re an adult:

6. “Adulting means late nights and early mornings.” —natdnapo

5. “Adulting means gravity is now winning.” —LotLessMonster

4. “Adulting means bigger allowance, more chores.” —DynamicDbytheC

3. “Adulting means choosing chicken over chocolate.” —@lala412

2. “Adulting means turning back on bullies.​” —​zsuzsu

And you’re definitely an adult when you understand that…

1. “Adulting means letting that shit go.” —BigMammaPetunia

Congratulations, BigMammaPetunia, and thanks to everyone who joined in the fun! Whether in our SixContests, on FacebookInstagramTwitterTumblr or at sixwordmemoirs.com—keep on Sixing!


  • DynamicDbytheC
    June 2, 2017

    Fun contests with some very grown-up and a few not so grown-up responses. Needless to say, they are all fun.

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