I adulted this week (Insert applause here, please and thank you!) On top of getting my first suit and a tour with a school…I had locked myself at work afterhours, making myself sit down to complete my checklist before I could go home. In case anyone wants to know, this is a rather effective method to make oneself be efficient.
I was able to fill out all the right papers for that whisper of a program that I want to get into. I was able to file taxes on my own. I downloaded a few apps, got organized, made calls and a few other random things and then…I had checked off all the items on my list!
Ahhh! There is a lovely feeling of peace and relief when that list is finally completed.
Perhaps that is why it is so maddeningly frustrating when adulting goes the opposite way—when checklist can’t be completed, the project hits a rut, or the plan backfires. I am known for throwing water bottles when this happens (I can’t say why this helps but it totally does.)
I have found that no one really tells you how to adult, we are just expected to do so. If I am going into battle I would like to know that I am trained properly.
Why don’t we teach how to do taxes?
Why don’t we teach how to fill out applications?
Why don’t we teach how to adult?
How can we prep for battle if we are only told that a battle is coming? Now, to me that feels like a “Fight and hope for the best” scenario.
When training soldiers, every little thing is taught—how to dress, wash, groom, make a bed, tidy a room, how to fight, how to fire a weapon, how to take that said weapon apart, etc…
Is there soldier class training for adult life? Can that be a thing? I would sign up in a heartbeat and bring water bottles.
Here’s to adulting with checklists—may we power through and get it done!
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