Good day to you, awesome readers!
If you’re anything like me, you may remember a time when as kids, we couldn’t wait to grow up. In hindsight, WHAT WERE WE THINKING?
Acting like an adult is cumbersome. It’s also exhausting. But I’m about to share a little secret with you. In my many years of adulthood practice (like medical practice but with less patients and more ‘oops’), I’ve come to realize that the only way to succeed at adulthood is to follow a highly developed strategy. I call this strategy “fake it ‘till you make it.”
Here’s what faking adulthood looks like from my perspective:
I pay my bills and help my kids with homework … Well sort of. I ask my kids if they’ve
I also take care of my yard and clean my house occasionally. Sometimes I even cook. Although if you come over for dinner you may call it something else. Like defrosting a frozen pizza.
I’m never, ever depressed and always happy. I also never beat myself up about anything. Ha!
When I’m really on a roll with my adultness, I make plans for a secure future and write elaborate to-do lists. Honest to goodness, I do this. And to prove it, I have a file FULL of plans and lists … somewhere.
And just when I’ve fooled myself into believing that I’ve reached a new height in my adulthood practice, I realize that really, being an adult is just going in circles and doing the same things over and over again.