How good are you at adulting? Do you engage in boring, responsible tasks in a timely manner? Or do you watch one more episode of My Little Pony instead of washing the dishes? When you choose the latter instead of the former, you're struggling to adult.
Mignon Fogarty, the internet's Grammar Girl, is a professional writer and educator on word usage, grammar, and style. She's selected "adulting" as her personal choice for the word of the year:
I first saw adulting when my family friend Lindsey Moreno tweeted it right before school started. She was starting college as a new freshman and had had a rough day, and when I saw her write “I'm so bad at adulting,” I knew just what she meant. When she explained that she’d spent the whole day sorting out problems at the DMV and the bank, I felt her pain. Adulting is hard. […]
The other thing I’ve found about adulting is that when people hear it, they immediately understand what it means and seem to think it fills a void, and Kelly said she’s had the same experience. She says, “I think the reason it resonates is that we don't really have a specific word for that process, and it's an important one. It feels good when you're adulting.” That positive reaction, combined with adulting's popularity on social media, is why I think the word has a good chance of catching on.
-via Lawrence E. Forbes