survivingmiddleage

the ups and downs of life

Being a Grownup

When you’re a kid, you think growing up is the best thing in the world. Things will be wonderful! I’ll be able to do whatever I want whenever I want! What a joke!

As an adult I follow more rules now than I ever did as a kid. It’s funny but my mother pretty much gave me guidelines and I followed them somewhat. As an adult, I follow rules constantly. I have to go to work. I pay bills. I am responsible!

I am so responsible that I work 7 days a week to afford to live in a decent neighborhood. I also sell Avon. (btw, if anyone wants to shop my e-store, you can!) I am exhausted most days. I have tried to move forward but that seems impossible.

So I am stuck. Welcome to adulthood! It seems many people are. I’m not the only one. I don’t know what the problem is, but it is a problem. There are times I feel like a rat stuck in one of those sticky glue traps. Stuck.

I also thought friendships would just be there and life would be easy. Not so much. People you thought would be there forever weren’t. People you didn’t expect to stay in your life did. People who told you that you were like family push you away.

My advice is to avoid growing up if you can. Enjoy being young as long as possible! Enjoy being carefree and irresponsible. You have a finite amount of time to live that way unless you were born rich. Not many of us were born rich. Enjoy freedom! Enjoy laughter! And always remind yourself that even when it may not feel like others love you that you should love yourself.

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