2. Asking for what you need. It’s kind of funny that one of the most important things humans do is communicate; and as we get older, in theory, we ought to get better at it. But we actually get worse.
The person who’s already 50 in their own mind anyway, so whatever.
Anyone more than four years older than me still thinks I’m a kid, which has been and apparently will be true until we’re all over 50 and have kids that resent us. But I just can’t accept the idea that age defines adulthood.
2. You find yourself bragging about things like ‘fuel efficiency’ and ‘safety’ when discussing your choice of a new car. Bonus points if it’s a Subaru with a ski-rack.
I don’t understand words that aren’t a part of my world. I tried to call a dermatologists’ office yesterday to see if they took my insurance and wound up hanging up on the receptionist because I couldn’t understand what number I was supposed to read off of my insurance card. I went three years without paying my taxes once. I didn’t address my student debt for five years after graduation.
As annoying as a group text can be at times, it’s one of the easiest ways for ALL of your friends to stay in touch these days.
Adult life is scary. I don’t see how any of you can do it.
Hitting rock bottom is the one of the most important milestones in your life (maybe even the most important) because it literally forces you to find different avenues to achieve fulfillment.
You consider getting a pet, but don’t. You’re not sure how well the floorboards would take to the idea.
For those of you who are in the same position or going that way (chin up!), here are some very helpful Do’s and Don’ts for living alone: