Adulting is HARD. It’s really hard. In fact, no one ever really teaches you about what it’s like to be an adult – you just kind of find out on your own and sometimes you have tips from your parents, but that’s about it.
Once you’ve graduated college, you’re already over 18, you are expected to live on your own and be completely fine. You’re expected to know what to do and when to do it. You’re expected to figure out how to keep your house clean, get your bills paid on time despite the overwhelming bucket of debt that’s been poured over your head, and at the same time, go to work and complete work tasks each and every day simply because that’s what adulting is. But it’s definitely not easy. Good thing there are books out there to tell us what to do and how to do it.
My personal favorite is a book called Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown that you can buy here:
Kelly Williams Brown states that “‘Adult’ isn’t a noun; it’s a verb. Just because you don’t feel like an adult doesn’t mean you can’t act like one” (Brown). In this book, she takes the reader through 468 easy (ish) steps to becoming an adult.
The challenge is: Take this book one step at a time and blog about the progress.
- Introducing the challenge
- Steps 1-2: You are not a special snowflake
- Step 3: Making friends or Netflixing? The struggle is real
- Step 4: Get rich quick!
- Step 5: Reasonable goal setting and how not to own a house with your best friend’s husband
- Step 6: Stop liking things ironically!
- Step 7: Let’s talk about shame!