Because I Said So: Adulting: Am I Doing it Right?
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Adulting: Am I Doing it Right?



I wouldn't have had an answer a week ago or even a few days ago. And even to this day, I consider myself still in that weird limbo between child/teen and full blown adult. 

So I guess my question is "is anyone doing it right?" and really, who's to judge?


You don't have to do any of these things to be an adult, but these handful of things makes me feel like I'm being an adult most of the time:


Listening to SOME talk radio and at least knowing what's going with our country and the world. It's heartbreaking and eye-opening. How did I not care before? It may still be (very) boring, but I'm learning--and that's the key thing here. (My dad is probably having a "proud father moment")


Spending an obnoxious amount at Loft getting one professional-kickass-boss outfit for a sales meeting--that went off without a hitch.


Caring what goes into my body, but knowing that I'm not perfect and I will never stop loving cheese.


Appreciating the small things like a brand new-to-me bed. I no longer sleep on a mattress on the floor--thanks mom and dad.


Saving a little bit more than I'm spending.



Having a clean apartment at least three days out of the week.



While I still enjoy my Spaghetti Os and Princess gummy vitamins and am far from perfect,  I have a lot more "adult-like" qualities than I thought. 

And for the first time in a while I've thought to myself: "Allison, you're doing just fine."




12 comments:

  1. I don't think you have to listen to talk radio to adult. I hate talk radio!

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  2. If you can save more than you spend, you're doing something right!

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  3. Girl my gummy vitamins are Flinstones and I've never felt more adult! You're too cute!

    XO Corbin Tate
    Classy South Blog

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    1. Haha if I have to take vitamins I might as well enjoy it :)

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  4. I was just pondering this topic the other day after realizing I still call/text my mother for help on the smallest matters (like what do I do when this light comes on in my car or how do you clean up broken eggs) and it made me realize becoming a fully functional adult does not happen overnight - it's a very slow progression. To be honest, I don't know if I'll ever have some adult qualities down.

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    1. I agree. I call my mom on how to cook most foods and how to wash/iron clothes lol

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  5. Love love love this! In 2016, I'll be graduating, getting married, and starting my first job in just the span of a few months - eeeeeek! I love this post - it gives me reassurance that I can be an adult and be married and all of those things, and still love gummy vitamins. I'm never going to NOT love gummy vitamins.

    acupoftay.com

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    1. I agree! I'll be taking gummy vitamins FOREVER!

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  6. I don't think we ever COMPLETELY grow up, it's kind of great that we get to grow up but still keep the unique things that make us totally "us"!
    Being aware of current events beyond Hollywood gossip is definitely something that made me feel more grown up. And the great thing about is there are a lot of news sources out there that can report current events but keep it interesting!

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    1. That's a good take on it--things that make us, US!

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  7. Well I'm still doin the bed part wrong, But at least I have boxsprings lol...But you're right, I doubt anyone our age feels like they're doin it right, or if they do what does that even mean?? Aw the life of a 20-something is a magical thing lol

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  8. I feel like at 27 I am not sure if I am doing this whole adult thing right..but I am surviving :)

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