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In January of 2015 (that's in 3 months but it sounds farther off to say it like that) I'm turning 28. That number sounds high. Too high, frankly. I don't want to admit this, but I think that means I'm an adult. With adulthood, comes certain responsibilities and obligations that I hold myself accountable for. As much as I'd like to pretend I can live a carefree lifestyle I have to face realty.
Here are 10 things you have to do as an adult:

10 things adults have to do

1. Sleep.
In college, I would get around 4 hours and feel like a spring chicken. I now require at least 7-8 and if I can get more I'll take it. Less sleep means raging anger and copious amounts of caffeine. Which leads me to my next point.

2. Caffeine.
I'm still not a big coffee drinker, but I love a chai tea and I have a deep affection for Diet Coke. I'm to the point, where in order to be functional, I need a dose of caffeine every day. I keep caffeine pills in my purse. WAIT. Let me explain. We had them for music festivals, where Diet Cokes are roughly $5 and I'm not spending that amount of money. So we broke caffeine pills in half and would use them during our Europe trip. But they are good in case there's no McDonald's in a 10 mile radius.

3. Stretch.
I'm starting to creak a little more as I age. Things seem to hurt out of thin air. I've started to stretch everyday to help combat my horrible aching back, and it seems to be working.

4. Roth/401k.
I am putting money into it and saving. You know, for the future.

5. Taxes.
I know we all do these. But not having my Dad help me every year is a step in the mature direction.

6. Facebook albums are named after Seasons/Events/The Date.
I no longer use my favorite song lyrics or catchy phrase to try and be cooler. I.E. “Teach Me How To Dougie.” I'm kinda over this though… can't I just call one “No Flex Zone”?

7. Keep Drinking In Check
I can't go out on the weekend and get intoxicated like I used to. It's just too hard on my body and my brain.

8. Children.
Do you want them? You've asked yourself this question because adults think about that stuff.

9. Vote.
I've been doing it since I was 18, but now I really understand just how important it is.

10. Whiten My Teeth.
As I get older (and my diet coke consumption spikes) I'm more aware of the fact that I need to brighten up my smile. I don't know about you, but I like to do as much as I can from home. That's why I am thrilled about Smile Brilliant.
I've tried other whitening products before, but Smile Brilliant is different. When you are sent the whitening gel, they actually send you a mold to make your own impressions so your trays fit perfectly. You just use the mold, make the impressions, and send it back to Smile Brilliant.

 In a few business days, they send back your custom fitted whitening trays.
Whitening was so easy, I just added the gel to the trays and popped them in for an hour.

 Here's the whitening gel on my teeth. You can barely notice the trays. I ran errands with them on!

With just 3 treatments I was able to get a much whiter smile, even Michael noticed! If you have any leftover (I had 2 syringes left over- a little goes a long way!) you can store it in the refrigerator for future use. How cool is that?
 Take a look at my before and after:

I am head over heels with these results.

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