Shedding the bubble wrap blanket of security you had while living at home, with your parents taking care of everything, is daunting. Image: Pixabay

If your nights of partying ‘til sunrise have gradually been replaced by nights in, you’ve started making your own doctor’s appointments, and the thought of a 15% discount on detergent is thrilling - NEWSFLASH - you’re adulting.

Oxford Dictionaries defines adulting (v) as "the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks."

As a fledgling adult, entering a world of independence and responsibility, shedding the bubble wrap blanket of security you had while living at home, with your parents taking care of everything, is daunting. 

However there is humour to be found, even in disaster, as these young adults on Twitter have found:

When it comes to feeding yourself

"Mom, what flour do you use for baking cookies? Okay, thanks”...“Hi mom, me again. This recipe calls for three large eggs, what is a large egg? I think I only have normal-sized eggs, should I just try it anyway?”

Giving yourself a quick pep talk every time you're in close proximity to restaurants and fast food stalls.

Leftover pizza with a side of hot sauce, a lemon wedge and four tortilla chips is a healthy and balanced meal, right?

Paying off student loans

Heavy student loans can result in fantasizing about the most *ludicrous* scenarios.

Realising that school didn't prepare you well enough for this

I know about BODMAS and photosynthesis but I'm pretty clueless on how to balance a cheque book.

Graduating with degree, and the question: "what now?" 

Calling up the 'rents for every minor hurdle that's thrown your way

Turning up the volume on the radio when your car makes rattling noises is also an acceptable way to handle the situation.
A time for prioritising

We're picking checking emails and LinkedIn over Insta and Snapchat.

It's a rather awkward stage of your life

Some of your friends are moving up the ranks of their careers, others are too drunk to find their cell phones and some still have to ask their parent's permission before leaving the house.

Being confident in who you are and how you want to spend your time

It's OK if your Friday night plans from now, until further notice, are to hang out with your dog, cuddled up on the couch, watching Netflix and ordering in.