Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Don't grow up, it's a trap #AtoZChallenge

I'm still waiting to really feel like "an adult". I pay bills, I own a home, I have a car loan, I have a husband and a child, I'm 45 now and yet most of the time I still feel like I'm just totally winging it.

So what does being "an adult" really mean? Well, here's a few things I've come up with...

  • Ability to Google life's mysteries, like what to make for dinner.
  • Ability to search YouTube for assistance, like figuring out how to use software or paint a tree.
  • Willingness to take responsibility for your actions, your words and what you expect from yourself. 
  • Remaining optimistic, but not naive. 
  • Restraining pessimism. 
  • Figuring out that road rage is a waste of time and energy. You'll get there when you get there, and bonus, you'll be alive. 
  • Audiobooks help stave off road rage.
  • Karma is real.
    • (And it's going to get that jerk who cut me off...)
  • Work with, and never, ever against, Murphy's Law. 
  • Never say "never" - trust me on this one.
  • The Universe likes to make you eat your words and especially likes the taste of "never".
  • Life is not a competition or a race, it's a journey.
  • No one gets out alive, so enjoy it.
  • Happiness is a choice. Choose to be happy.
  • Put everything in perspective - will [life-shattering-event] matter in six months or five years? Perhaps, but you'll be stronger for it, even if it sucks now.
Perhaps it all boils down to not losing your wide-eyed optimism and enjoyment of life :)

Don't grow up, it's a trap!

What are your adulting tips? 


  1. Excellent! I loved this one.
    My tip: sometimes you have to go back to the childhood trick of "one, two, three - GO." and then you JUST DO IT. In some cases, it is the only thing that works.