Life

Being an adult……

If I was graded on typical adult things I would probably fail indefinitely but I’m okay with that.

Laundry=F
I don’t do laundry unless I have to. I have a lot of clothes and I can drag not doing laundry out for a while until there is a mountain of dirty clothes in my basement.

Paying bills=F
I make my husband pay them.

Dressing nice in public=C-
If I’m not working I’m not wearing anything but running clothes. Me wearing jeans is a stretch also.

Cooking=B
I can cook and I like to but I don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen everyday.

Keeping the house neat=B
I would like an A. I hate coming home to an unorganized house but if I’m gone 6-7 days a week it’s hard to keep everything perfect.

Grocery shopping=F
Not happening unless I’m completely out of food.

Handling door to door salesman=F
They always ask for my parents or the homeowner.

Wearing makeup=F
Half the time I don’t remember I have makeup. It also gets in my eyes when I run–No thank you.

Socializing=C
If I don’t see you everyday you probably won’t hear from me often.

Gifts and cards=D
Gifts aren’t on the forefront of my mind. I never know what to get people and you’ll never get a card from me. I bought Christmas cards last year to mail out and they are still in the box they came in.

Children=F
Cats not kids. That’s my motto.

Meeting people for brunch=C?
Does it count if my track club goes to a diner after a long run?

Business trips=D?
Do overnight races count?

Having a business card=F
Had one and left that job so I could pursue things that made me happy.

Looking like I’m 27=F
I get mistaken for 18-20 almost everyday. Perhaps I need to revisit dressing nice and wearing makeup.

Throwing dinner parties=D
We have family over once a year near Christmas

Having an established career=C
I guess so. Depends on which way you look at it.

So I may be an overall failure at all of the common adult things but………..in other ways I’m passing being an adult.

Happiness=A
I’m running so I’m happy. I can also see the light at the end of the tunnel. In a few years everything will be the way I want it to be.

Work ethic=A
I’m always working hard for what I want

Goals=A
I’m working toward my goals everyday and I have a long list of goals.

Ability to find the good in bad situations=A
Life is tough sometimes but I’m tougher.

Dream chasing=A
Yeah I’m still chasing a dream and probably always will be.

Living a life I love=A
I’m doing things I love and things that will make my life more ideal in the future.

Faith=A
I believe anything is possible.

Success=A
I see small victories everyday.

Having fun=A
Obviously I’m having fun or I wouldn’t be happy.

Being an adult doesn’t necessarily mean you wear fancy clothes everyday and have brunch with friends on the weekends. It doesn’t mean your house is spotless. It doesn’t mean you hand out business cards when you travel. It doesn’t mean you regularly go to the grocery store and cook fancy meals. In my opinion, being an adult means that you have found a way to achieve happiness and enjoy your life. It means you are willing to make sacrifices to achieve your goals so that at the end of the day you can smile. Adulthood isn’t measured by outward appearance–it’s measured by inner peace.

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