Hello Xos. Today, let’s talk about Adult-ing. Lets face it, it’s hard, there is no manual on how to do it and most of us walk around just acting if we have it all together. We do not.
I think as children we all had unrealistic expectations of what adulthood entailed. Let’s face it, it looked great. You got to wear a cool suit and heels (my mother worked in an office so this was her daily outfit). You got to stay up late, you got to drink this grown up magical juice, you had money. YOU HAD MONEY. Adulting looked awesome as a child, and if you were like me, you probably could not wait to be ‘grown up’. 🤦♀️ *facepalm*
Not All That Glitters Is Gold.
Xos, adulting is exponentially hard.
There are bills, a never ending thing called a job, workplaces that make high school look like kindergarten. You know how they say kids grow up to be better adults, that’s not true for everyone, workplaces are just high schools with older kids 🤦♀️.
The growing pains that come with adulting….
Xos, now you’ve established yourself as an adult, you have a job, maybe a house or apartment, a car, a ton of bills to match, a partner, maybe a couple of kids.
‘Step right up to see the magician juggle all of these tasks.’
Suddenly, because you have all these things to juggle, everything is ten times harder to maintain. Family, sometimes friends get left on the side of the ring. Ahhhh. It’s a never ending juggling act, and quite frankly, you may drop a ball or 2, once or twice. That’s perfectly fine. You alone can determine what is a priority. In everything you must prioritize, and it’s ok if some things and people get left on the ground.
There is no single way to determine if you are doing adulthood correctly, everyone’s journey will be different. Expect ups and downs, expect the growing pains that come along with adulthood. Personally, a piece of advice, always seek help if you need help. Wisdom is all around us, and even though this thing called adulting may seem hard, there is always a solution and help is always a question away.
In conclusion Xos, it’s a blessing to be able to do this adult thing. It may seem hard, very hard sometimes, but you’ll get through it.
Cheers to the madhouse called adulthood Xos.