True Confession Tuesday:
Confession: Being an adult has become a verb “adulting” and I like it.
If you are on any social media website you probably have read a status that says“I’m done adulting for today.” Or “I had to adult today” Or “I can’t stand adulting anymore”
Most of the time it is being used as a negative. It’s such a drag to have to adult.
But I find “adulting” to be awesome. Because if I weren’t adulting, I would be more like a child and I would need:
- My diaper changed
- My food mashed into an almost liquid form and spoon fed to me
- Constant supervision
If I were a child, I would be reliant on others to:
- Pick me up, put me in a car seat, and buckle me in
- Make all decisions for me
- Plan baby-sitters and care takers
Sure, there are a few perks:
- Scheduled naps
- Lots of play time and book reading
- Constant love and affection
Personally, I would rather “adult” and have control over my decisions, my actions, and life. *You can always schedule a nap, take some play time, read a book, and create love and affection in your life.
But let’s be honest – adulting can be hard. Paying bills, keeping up a house, raising children, having a job, working out, eating healthy food, saving money, trying to get enough sleep and on and on and on is HARD.
But what I have finally learned is that “adulting” = FREEDOM AND CONTROL.
When I left my job of 9 years I realized that what I had been craving in my life was freedom. The ability to make my own decisions, when I wanted to, how I wanted to and to feel totally in control of my life.
Lately, “adulting” has been going to my business meeting, networking with other professionals, thinking critically about how I want my business to grow and creating a picture of my future life that I am going to create.
It has been incredibly empowering (and scary).
Do you find “adulting” to be empowering or frustrating and hard?
I challenge you to think about your attitude. Every decision you make is yours.
- If you hate your job – you can choose to take a different path.
- If you are unhappy with your weight – you can choose to walk every day.
- If you feel sick because you eat horrible food – you can eat a vegetable.
- If you don’t have enough money – you can work another job or get creative with budgeting or selling.
- If you are really stressed out – you can take 5 minutes to deeply breathe.
- If you feel disconnected – you can reach out to an friend, family, co-worker, or new friend.
- If you feel stuck in a rut – you can try a new hobby.
“Adulting” involves being responsible for all the decisions you make. You have the freedom and the control and the choice to make different decisions that lead you down a different road.
So I hope today you can “ADULT” and feel awesome about it!! Your life is yours.
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