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Things I’m bad at as an adult

May 5, 2016

I was watching a video Jenna Marbles uploaded to YouTube and got inspired to make my own list. I love her so much, she’s so weird and I feel like I need a friend like her in my life.

I wrote a post a while back about how I feel I’ve finally become an adult. This doesn’t mean that I’m good at everything adults should be good at. Far from it. I struggle with the most basic things, and today I thought I would share those things with you.

Saving bank letters
Most people seem to put these letters into a folder of some sort for future reference. I put them in the trash. Sometimes without opening them. I mean, who sends letters any more? These things should be able to be sorted online these days I reckon. I found myself in a sticky situation when I had to apply for my residency in New Zealand, because I had to provide them with physical copies of bank statements for a year, and as it turns out, the bank charges you to print them out for you.

Knowing things about cars
I have a car, and I drive it. That’s about as far as it goes. I hardly know how to fuel it, haha. I was at the petrol station a while back and I told the guy who was assisting me that the car kept making this weird ticking noise. He had a look at it and said I had run out of oil. He asked me if I wanted to buy some, and I was like “Uhm, sure. Where is it, how much is it, and how do I put it into the car?” He pretty much just laughed at me, but then offered to fill it for me.


Emptying the rubbish bin
I just really don’t like touching rubbish. This means that our rubbish bin often gets way too full and I just keep stacking things on top. I’m really only making it worse for myself, so I need to learn to realise that before it’s too late!

Keeping recipes I like
I’ll find a recipe online and cook or bake something that both Jeremy and I really like. I’ll then think to myself ‘I have to save this so I can make it again’. But unfortunately I will most of the time forget to save it, and next time I feel like making the same dish, I spend ages trying to locate the recipe again.

Doing laundry
It’s not that I’m bad at it as such, I just don’t do it often enough. I’ll wait until I really don’t have anything to wear, and then wash a load. Then I have to wait for it to dry and sometimes have to resort to drying it with my hair dryer in the morning. Not ideal.


Being alone
I absolutely hate being alone. Unless it’s for a day or something, because then it can be quite nice to have some time to yourself. But I really don’t like being alone for longer than that. I hate eating alone, I hate sleeping alone.. everything is just so much more boring by yourself. I guess I’ve never really lived alone, so that’s probably why it makes me feel a bit uncomfortable. When I lived in Sweden I lived with my mum, and when I moved to New Zealand, I moved in with flatmates straight away.

Taking criticism
I know I’m not good at everything, but for some reason it really upsets me when someone points out that I’m particularly bad at something. Even if it was in the past and I’m better at that thing now. As an example, Jeremy things it’s funny to mention that I used to be really bad at cooking when I first came to New Zealand. If someone fails miserably on a cooking show or similar, he’d sometimes say something like ‘it’s like you when you first got here’, and although I know it’s true, it really annoys me for some reason. I thought I’d be able to take criticism as an adult, and that it would be something I’d just brush off, but it really isn’t.

What are you bad at as an adult?

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  • Kristin

    I love jenna! She followed me back on twitter and i almost died! This makes me want to make my own list. Hahaha

    May 5, 2016 at 1:31 pm Reply
    • Sophie

      She’s so amazing. I would have been very happy if she followed me back! 🙂

      May 5, 2016 at 4:05 pm Reply

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