So instead of more goals, though I do plan to share those eventually, I'm sharing a quick "checklist" if you will. There are just some things that seem distinctly adult. Like getting excited about a new dish washing sponge.
We all know I've bumbled around when it comes to this adulting bit, and wrote all about how to adult when you don't feel qualified. As well as 10 ways to fake it 'til you make it, followed by another 10 ways to fake it. But here are a few ways I know that no matter what, I'm a real grown-up!
1. Buying household supplies
When I go to Target, spend $50 and got nothing from the Dollar Spot to show for it. Instead my cart is filled with toilet paper, laundry detergent and garbage bags.
2. Two words. Open Enrollment
I think we can all agree that for the most part, the Affordable Care Act is not quite so affordable. Nothing less fun than choosing between bad & worse, rock and a hard place, or one bad insurance plan over another.
3. Ordering more checks
You grow up, you get a checking account, you get a big stack of four check booklets from your bank, and you think to yourself, there is no way I will EVER use all of these. WRONG. That's how much adulting I've been doing. I used up all my checks & actually do need to get more. Instead, I'm riding it out until after marriage since we may combine accounts or change some names. So, no, I can't write you a check.
4. Going to a party that isn't BYOB
What? Yeah. That's a thing. One day, you'll just get a party invite & you'll ask what you can bring and the answer will be NOTHING. Or something mundane, like a salad. This is a huge adulting milestone. No longer to you need to pack a bag full of wine bottles or toss beer bottles into a cooler. It's provided. And you, in turn, will do the same some day.
5. Sleeping in (until 8AM)
I run most Saturday mornings. But, when I can, I like to save Sundays for "sleeping in" except that usually ends up being 8AM. Or, once in a blue moon, 9AM. I mean seriously. Even if I fight it, and roll around in bed for a while I'm up and moving by 830, max. That's adult as hell.
What are some of those moments that just make you go, yup, this is adulting.
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