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Adulting or what you should know about in college

"Adulting" is the term many college students hear when they leave high school because they are faced with being on their own for the first time. Some come with a lot of life skills already. Others do not.


A few dictionary definitions include:

  1. From Cambridge Dictionaryactions and behavior that are considered typical of adults, not children or young people
  2. From Dictionary.comAdulting is an informal term to describe behavior that is seen as responsible and grown-up. This behavior often involves meeting the mundane demands of independent and professional living, such as paying bills and running errands.
  3. From Merriam-Webster - The verb 'adulting' is all grown up.

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Color photo of Snow White with caption "I'm still laying in bed cuz I don't feel like adulting yet."

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