Monday, 6 April 2015

Learning To Adult

Whoa whoa whoa what is this I find myself on - oh you know what I am not even going to make a joke and just be honest in saying this blogging malarkey is not my forte anymore. I can be honest in saying March has been a massively hectic month. I've had my annual charity dance show which took up a lot of time with dance rehearsals and costume making and so on. As much as I enjoyed it I am relieved it is over as now I can slowly get routine and life back....sort of... 



But yeah it's been what, 2-3 weeks since I last blogged? That's okay. I'm not a blogging machine and I can take time out if I want to. See here. But yeah, has your life ever taken a huge transformation and things have moved so fast you fail to stop and catch your breath and take a long look around? Well that's how I feel since graduating and landing a great job to kick start my career. I mean, one minute I am this unemployed graduate spending her summer freelancing/being a kennel slave/being unemployed and then the next I am this full time online marketing consultant commuting to the city every day and living this crazy working lifestyle. In 6 months I got an adult job, bought my own car, started saving for a house (ohemgee how expensive is that?!), joined a gym (yeh that's not a typo, I actually did), met some pretty incredible people who have transformed my life for the best and just genuinely to sum things up, my life went into adult mode. I mean, did I mention that bit about saving for a house?! 

So I thought I would do a post on the insane whirlwhind of thoughts that go through your mind when you're learning to adult. Learning to adult is hard. I mean, they didn't teach you how to adult in school but they'll happily teach you what 'x' is or the many angles of a triangle, two things that have not helped me adult. NICE GOING SCHOOL. 

1. To be adult is to be expensive
So you got yourself a fancy new  career and your living the Carrie Bradshaw lifestyle with your city career, awesome taste and new found cocktail based after work social life. Yehuh, good luck finding the time and income to support that lifestyle. Between your massively expensive and time consuming commute every day to saving to move out you realise your expected independence is not all it's cracked up to be...wait am I still a student?!  

2. Tastes change with adult
So I wouldn't say I am the biggest party animal on the planet but a year ago as a student a night out wasn't the worst idea in the world. Nowadays if anyone suggests a night out in a club to me you have me running to the sofa in my pyjamas faster than you can say 'Predrinks?'. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy a chilled evening in a bar over cocktails with my girls or sitting in a pub having a meal with a pint (#Lad) but nothing appeals to me more than being snuggled up on the sofa in front of a good film with a bottle of wine or a G&T. This shit just got adult.

3.  Being Stuck between a knowing what you're doing and having no clue
So you finally have a career and some sort of direction but at the same time you have no idea what you're doing, where you're going or what your future has in store. Someday's I know exactly what I want to achieve and how I am going to get there. Other days I sit and question whether I am in the right profession and should I really fly over to Disneyland and apply to be a Disney Princess....for real.

4. You're learning to adult clashes with your friends learning to adult
Oh gosh remember when you saw your best mate at least twice a week outside of school or college? Oh gosh remember when you become an adult and you're lucky if you see them once a month?! Adult life is busy and when two people are learning to adult that is twice the amount of busy which makes arranging to see each other pretty darn tricky. Say goodbye to those 'Just nipping to the besties to watch a film and have a gossip' casual arrangements. It's now all 'Right I have checked the diary and Wednesday the 16th of March 2016 is my next free evening, that work for you?!' style arrangements....

5.  Nobody has any idea what they are doing
Still. So remember when I wrote that 'crap you realise in your early 20s' post? And my last point was that no one has any idea what they are doing? I still stand by that. In the working world you are surrounded by all sorts of walks of life young and old and you realise everyone is just wading on through with no clue. Good luck with that being an adult thing because NO ONE has a clue....

I could go on forever but I wont because I am learning to adult which means my day is planned with adult stuff and adult stuff takes over blogging. I'm also pretty tired out from learning to adult so I might go and nap. That's the other issue with learning to adult, one cannot remember the last time one wasn't tired. 

Anyone else learning to adult and facing the struggle of having no idea what they are doing?! And anyone else feel they can say they learned to adult and survived? I'd love to hear it/know your secrets/beg you to help me learn to adult.... 

P.s. To sum up my life: 


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  1. Haha! I loved reading this post!!! I am totally relating/going through this stuff right now! Thanks for letting me know I'm not crazy for everything Ive been going through/feeling lately! :D xo

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    1. You're definitely not crazy! Thanks for reading :)

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