There are spaces in one’s adult life that fill with problems, and apparently each problem area must be occupied. The sad thing about adulthood is that when you valiantly marshal your forces to address a problem, another problem emerges to fill the void.
I cry every time I overdraft my bank account. I stare at the computer screen astonished each time that the check I wrote a week prior, that I forgot to write in my ledger, comes through.
Your 20s are scary. Really scary. Everyone knows this. You’re physically and legally an adult, yet your knees weaken at the mere thought of taxes, or paying for your own dinner. There is no strict guideline to becoming an adult, but if you have a keen eye, you’ll notice a few small personality changes that mean one thing: YOU’RE OLD NOW!
You’re an adult now and your mother isn’t around to clean up after you. You’re late for work because you don’t live at home anymore and there’s no one to shovel the driveway for you. You run out of water mid-shower because you still haven’t paid that water bill. WHY DON’T BILLS JUST PAY THEMSELVES?
Work is work. It does not define the way you live your life. That is a lot to take in, especially since we spend SO much time in the office. But, once you acknowledge that you are so much more than your job, the happier you will be.
Figure out your favorite exercise and the best time of the day to do it.
Your Facebook feed is full of weddings and babies and you don’t actually mind anymore.
It was the closest thing I will ever see that has any semblance of enchantment, true captivation.
I have you ever left a city you love, a city you call home to return at a later date only to find almost everything that made that city what it was to you has changed?
7. When you realize your parents can’t protect you from everything, and that they are just as human as you are.