Meet Mari Andrew - a 29-year old DC-based writer and illustrator, who creates brutally honest and funny drawings inspired by her adult life. Ever since September 2015, she has been uploading pictures of her cool drawings to Instagram each day.

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

Now, Andrews shares her comic strips, showing the harsh realities of adulting, with more than 40k followers on Instagram. She's featured every topic from dream boyfriends to the people you meet while traveling and all the funny problems in between. Take a look below.

If you enjoyed this article, also check out Chaz Hutton's series of illustrations inspired by adulthood.

More info: bymariandrew.com | Instagram (h/t: businessinsider, designtaxi)

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

This is pretty accurate, I have space bags full of "somedays"

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Daria B
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4 years ago

"Foreign" and "plays in a band" would apply to my teenage self actually. Ages 12-13 would be more like "has spikey hair". Late teens - early 20's → robotics engineer, scientist, professor or having another of these geeky jobs/majors. Eventually I got me my Dr.Slump. ♥

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

This is like an internal #win for introverts lol

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Frimpong Poku-Dankwa
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4 years ago

oh no... this is a horror movie in one picture!!

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Rajani Sarasan
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4 years ago

I'm this except the last one. Everything else is it.

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Hans
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4 years ago

The curve for falling in love is extremely sad. It should at least stay at a pretty stable tableau...if it does not, you got to do something about it!

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Hans
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4 years ago

Bored Panda reader aged 15-99: Which animals look cute in funny situations?

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Pi...
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4 years ago

So true. :) we forget our struggles. We should all cut ourselves some slack.

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

Just don't ask WebMD anything, its almost always deadly and you must go to the hospital!

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Bettina Krumböck
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4 years ago

ey, that cactus is alive :) (places with dieying plants are making me run ;) )

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Pi...
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4 years ago

Very relatable!

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.gas.
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4 years ago

This is painfully accurate. A lot of times, the people that complain the most actually contribute the least. :-/

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Rukmini Das
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4 years ago

honestly this is so crazily accurate

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

This is pretty accurate but missing the biggest ones of all: vehicle, rent (utilities), and of course STUDENT LOANS

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Yari Msika
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4 years ago

lmaooo

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Beth Taccia
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4 years ago

Not if it's a really nice candle... right?

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Brenna O'Leary
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4 years ago

Haha yes

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

also.. BRAIN: Lets think about every embarrassing thing that's ever happened for the next 3 hours instead of sleep

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Misty Pal
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4 years ago

starfish & line are my personal favorites... *sighsf

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Justine Carter
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4 years ago

All of the above...

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Rajani Sarasan
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4 years ago

This is so sad. And true.

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Pi...
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4 years ago

I agree with the notes. No one should see my notes. Ever.

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Diane Laskin
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4 years ago

You crack me up!

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Kalikima
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4 years ago

Oh yeah, this one hits home...

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Rinatya Nessim
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4 years ago

He'll do 😂

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.gas.
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4 years ago

Krispy Kreme is timeless.

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Aude Bonnaire
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4 years ago

"buys you flowers to celebrate your promotion". But still doesn't want anything serious. Players...

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Cees Timmerman
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4 years ago

Sites like OkCupid want you to write a lot about yourself, but most people seem to prefer Tinder.

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Dhany Heryanto Soegieharto
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4 years ago

Dat true

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Ray K
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4 years ago

Remember guys... You're never too old. Nothing can stop you but yourself.

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gedwards1
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4 years ago

how I spend money is soooo right, I either make £7 last two weeks or spend £200 in ten minutes

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Becky Ann
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4 years ago

This is quite accurate!

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Cees Timmerman
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4 years ago

Friends could do that, too.

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Misty Pal
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4 years ago

this is so accurate...

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Marianne Gosselin
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3 years ago

being a sensitive woman on the internet*

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Jeanna West
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4 years ago

I think the word is subtext...?

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Cees Timmerman
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4 years ago

"We" tends to refer to a group.

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Diane Laskin
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4 years ago

Are you me?

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Bonnie Martin
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4 years ago

Is this true? Kids have become boring.

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Jeanna Magary
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4 years ago

I've met these people

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Cees Timmerman
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4 years ago

My plastic plants are dusty but fine.

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.gas.
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4 years ago

Newspaper delivery as a sign of being "ahead of the times?" Hmm...

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Rinatya Nessim
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4 years ago

And the time zones! Omg

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Rajani Sarasan
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4 years ago

I don't understand some of your illustrations

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Luna Zen
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4 years ago

oh yes. so true.

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Rinatya Nessim
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4 years ago

Mine: Piano Food The ability to post live videos on Facebook My Whatsapp conversations Wifi Electric socket

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Jeanna Magary
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4 years ago

I need giant lattes always

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Trina Risos
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4 years ago

I swear this illustrator is my spirit animal.

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