They say that life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. Boy, were they right, or what? The things we expected out of life when we were younger turned out to be completely different once we became adults, and Charles Hutton, aka Insta-Chaz, has created some brutally honest sticky notes that sum up what your life is like as an adult. The Australian cartoonist started out as an architect, but he ended up doodling cartoons to get life’s little jokes across, and now he’s sharing his funny comics on social media. Needless to say, they hilarious and freakishly on point.Throughout his adult life, he has felt as though time is an insidious thing. Turn your back on the calendar, and the month you thought you were in quickly blends into the following month, making life seem like one endless loop.
He actually looked forward to partying, and in some cases, he started the New Year’s Eve celebration a little early. But in his 30s, things are a little different. In fact, he’d rather just skip the festivities and welcome the New Year in silence.
Even song selections through Spotify have a flow chart. Chaz just loves to create these beautifully relatable cartoons on Post-it notes and his 100,000+ Instagram followers seem to love his works of art.
While some people totally blend in at music festivals, others do find themselves looking for their friends, or a new group of people that they can click with. In the end, the music playing in the background turns into white noise.
He understands how important it is to allocate time throughout the day to meet deadlines. Today, he deals with deadlines for a commission or a book, so starts working at 6 a.m., and continues all through the day so sometimes, a schedule like this becomes really useful.
But in some cases, his inspiration is a lot closer than he realizes, like on those rare occasions, when he actually takes a look inside the freezer and finds all kinds of things in there, including meals that he has no idea what they are or how long they’ve been there.
You see, according to Chaz, he didn’t realize how difficult life really was until someone pointed it out to him. Now he’s ready for some payback by letting the rest of the world see how tough everything is, even when it comes to doodling about what to cook for dinner.
In this drawing, Chaz illustrates how overwhelming a busy day can be. In some cases, there are just so many chores to do that you wind up obsessing over them and end up doing very little. So that’s when you should do what Chaz does and head to the pub for a drink.
You usually have a surge of energy in the middle of the day, which is probably because you’re finally on your lunch break. But by the afternoon, you’re totally crashing, which only gets worse as you go past 5 o’clock in the evening, and by midnight, you’re running on fumes.
Pasta is so insidious because you can put just a tad inside a pot of boiling water, but when the pasta expands while cooking, you suddenly realized that you put too much. Now you’ve got more pasta than you know what to do with it. Thank goodness you have a couple of friends you can invite over.
It feels like a wrestling match when you try to fluff your first pillow, but it’s too low and you feel uncomfortable. So, you try to add a second pillow on top, but now it feels like your neck is craning. Maybe grownups are meant to sleep some other way? Ugh!
In this chart, Chaz reminds you that your energy level crash by the time you hit 30. But oddly enough, the length of those hangover symptoms seem to stretch as you hit 40. Life can be so unfair.
In the world according to you, you sound like a cool international spy, but the rest of the world might not be as convinced as you are. In fact, you may sound like a chipmunk to everyone else without even realizing it.
This doesn’t just happen with yoga. It happens when you try just about anything that’s new, especially when there’s that one person that’s clearly better than everyone else, and you end up feeling like you’re at the bottom of the food chain.
Sure, it’s nice having a fully-functional body, but for how long? Based on this Post-it note sketch, this review is spot on when it comes to the human body. Sadly, things don’t work the way you expect them to, as everything seems to go downhill when you get older.
Fortunately, Chaz created this flow chart that provides you with two options on what you can do when the younger members in your family post something you don’t understand on social media. Either path you take will lead to the same conclusion.
They say that no matter how smart you think you are, there’s always someone smarter than you, and this chart totally proves that, which is such a letdown. Fortunately, there are people who are equally as misguided as you once were, like those people on the internet who claim to have an answer for everything.
This flowchart offers you two options. You can either get up, eat breakfast, get ready, and head to the station that’ll take you to work, or you can pretend that you did all those things in your mind and then panic when you realize that you never did any of those things. We just never win!
Instead of putting your electronic devices away, relaxing, and enjoying the whole movie, you end up doing all sorts of things on your Smartphone, and you wind up missing all of the important tidbits that would have made the film worth watching.
Notice how your busy day consists mostly about thinking about actually being productive, but then you get distracted with things like checking your social media, food, and other silly things. Eventually you manage to forget about what you should be doing, which is working.
In this flowchart, you see why you’re still stuck in an underpaid job, where you work too much, put in too many hours, and get zero respect from your boss, but you somehow manage to talk yourself out of leaving.
Some people love to shop at a store, while others don’t, which is exactly what this Post-it flow chart shows when you finally realize that shopping online is easier. But then you discover that things would have gone a lot smoother if you had just bought your stuff at an actual store.