These Brutally Honest Cartoons About Adulthood Will Make You Laugh.

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Look, finding love is all about adjusting expectations.

Growing up is hard to do, and DC-based illustrator and writer Mari Andew knows that all too well. Luckily for us, Andrew began channeling her 29-year-old frustrations and observances on life into amazingly accurate drawings, many of which are painfully relatable.

“I was sort of depressed and found myself going home just to watch Netflix way more often," Andrew said in an interview with Business Insider. "I wanted a creative hobby, so I thought illustrating would be an easy, enjoyable way to document little moments from my day."

Today, Andrew helms the Instagram account ‘bymariandrew’ where she shares her illustrations with more than 15,000 followers, publishing illustrations that range in topic from dating, to friendships, to life goals, to ponderings on what kind of milk she should be drinking.

Enjoy her sketches below, and if you like what you see, follow this hilarious millennial on Instagram.


Mari Andrew

We're thinking the right answer to her current life question might be a tie between almond and rice.

Mari Andrew

Older wisdom shows us that being happy is part of a long and slow race to the top.

Mari Andrew

What people really mean when they tell you you're brave.

Mari Andrew

All in all, the life of a contemporary single girl doesn't seem so bad.

Mari Andrew

Without that sparkling water, you might as well cancel your whole trip.

Mari Andrew

The thing Andrew writes about the bank is so real, it hurts.

Mari Andrew

Summer inspires so many emotions in all of us -- but mostly sadness that we never found the perfect sandal.

Mari Andrew

Sometimes it feels like travel is just a chain of moments that include old women yelling at you.

Mari Andrew

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