Been talking with a friend the past week about being a grown up. I guess both of us are at a crossroad making us feel a bit vulnerable.
I read this blog today (also the source of the pic) and I just screamed internally! Finally someone that gets this adult business.
How did my parents manage to adult so successfully? Did they ever feel the sheer panic at some of the decisions they made? How did they hide it when/if they did?
How did they know that it was Ok and how did they not panic when they went ahead to have five children and therefore have to make life
adultdecisions for them too?
It’s so weird because I know I am an adult (hello, 30!), I do adult things and have adult responsibilities but most times, I feel out of depth and scarily much like a 16 year old.
At 16, I was so driven by the desire to finish high school and weirdly, not so much about growing up because I felt I had all the freedom and some as well as money and I was cool. Just get out of high school.
And then now, it’s like decisions galore and every time you ask for help, people throw it back at you like, what do you think and all I want is do this and then that.
So frustrating sometimes y’all. But however much it is, I sometimes look back and think, I haven’t done too shabby with myself and the few decisions I have made for myself so it’s not too bad. Not at all.
Let’s just say I am not successfully adulting today!
*PS: I love how adulting has become a verb in this post but I really saw it on Facebook earlier today so I can’t even claim this genius!