Post # 1
There was another thread that got me thinking about different people’s best and worst parts of adulting. Like I have no interest in being a Stay-At-Home Wife because I generally dislike cleaning, cooking, managing the house, yard work, and home improvement. Especially cleaning. And luckily I’ve found a career I love that, eventually, will at least pay for a cleaner. I just wish I had found it sooner 😛
In the future I would consider being a Stay-At-Home Mom if we could still afford some help with cleaning and maybe cooking, because I’ve worked as a nanny, and I’m very patient and love helping children learn about themselves and the universe. But I also know how exhausting it can be, and I know that as a Stay-At-Home Mom, time off to recharge can be hard to come by!
So right now my approach to adulting is that I’m pursuing a career in Pediatric Occupational Therapy, with the future goal of maybe waking up with my kids, going off for a few hours to use my skills to make a difference for other kids, then spending some more time with my kids, putting them to bed, relaxing with DH, and having lots of quality family time on the weekends 🙂
How about you?
Post # 2
Favorite part of being an adult? Going to do whatever I want. If DH and I want to take a quick trip to the Mall of America, we can.
Least favorite part? Freaking bills and debt.
Post # 3
Yay – I can eat anything I want for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Boo – Financial decisions that will affect the rest of our lives. What if I get it wrong?
Post # 4
Favorite? Ice cream and wine for dinner. Being able to travel.
Least? The reality that doing “what I love” doesn’t really pay the bills. Instead, doing “what is okay”.
Post # 5
Favorite: Making money!
Least favorite: Having to spend that money on stuff other than myself!
Post # 6
Favorite: Buying all the crappy cereal I want.
Least: bills bills bills
Post # 7
I actually LIKE the cooking, cleaning, organizing, etc., lol. I’m hard to live with because I like things NEAT an presented in a certain magazineish quality, but my mother is an former hippie who didn’t give a care if she had matching plates. I like having completel control over a space – something you can only accomplish if you’re paying bills all adulty.
I don’t like how difficult it is to obtain adult things. I never realized how important things like a credit score would be and regardless of our net income (which is high enough) we’ve really struggled to get things on credit – like a new car. Even though we can “afford” it monthly, we have no indication that we can do so so it’s like I’m old in that I pay bills, but not old enough to have a good paper trail, lol. That’s depressing!
Post # 8
My favorite part – being able to manage my own time and money. My least favorite part – almost everything else.
Post # 9
I am the same way about keeping things neat. I call it show ready. I like my house looking like I could have a house showing at anytime.lol. People will come over and say it doesnt look like you live here. I think thats a good thing.haha. I grew up the same way, nothing matched and my mom was always okay with a mess/clutter. Even opening up closet doors and cabinets doors, everything is placed very orderly.
Post # 10
I don’t actually mind the idea of being a Stay-At-Home Mom. If I had the time to do the cooking and cleaning then it wouldn’t be such a chore. Plus I’ve always been of the opinion that if ever I have children I’d probably want to actually be there to raise them myself rather than pay someone else to do it.
But bad adulthood = appointments – constantly fitting in gp, physio and tradesman around my everyday life is a PITA.
Fun bits – wine in bed with DH and being able to go out to fancy restaurants and drink cocktails.
Post # 11
Favorite : making my own money, having my own house, being married to DH, travelling.
Least favorite : being in charge of my own bedtime. I manage to blow that one pretty frequently.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church
Favorite: I love having a household and organizing it, giving everything its place. I love cooking and, to a certain extent, cleaning. I love pursuing my career. And I enjoy being respected and having my opinion matter to people.
Least favorite: I have a huge issue with the way some people look at “growing up” as a release of all appreciation for imagination and art. I have had people ask me when I’m going to get a “real” career, because I design costumes for a living. Uh… I make a living off it, therefore it is a real career. Just because you work at a desk and value money over creativity doesn’t mean my career is childish. (And my dedication to my art doesn’t mean that your choices are wrong either!) Some people see me and my fiance as childish because we have chosen to chase our dreams instead of making a lot of money, and I am sad about that. If maturity means never having fun again, don’t sign me up.
Post # 14
Best part: home decorating and adult-only vacations. (essentially: affording stuff)
Worst part: stress. I miss when the worst thing going on in my life was I wasn’t the center of attention at my birthday party.
Post # 15
Favorites: Being in charge of my own life by being a Stay-At-Home Wife, being married to my DH who is also my best friend, being able to enjoy wine 🙂
Least Favorites: Bills, the health issues associated with middle age and growing older, the idea that as an adult you are expected to “conform” to what modern American society deems normal at the current time. (i.e. Work yourself to death for the almighty dollar even though you’re too exhausted from working to enjoy spending any of it, lol.)