Neon sign taken at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. I like that adults can joke this way.
You will believe me when I tell you that being an adult often sucks. As I tell friends, life as a grown up sometimes “soox” (it’s slang, and pronounced phonetically) because things can suck so bad.
Adulthood is not without its benefits. During a chat with Soul Cycle we bantered about what we like about being adults. Though once in a while I look at children and wax nostalgic, I think of all the great things we can enjoy as grown ups because hell- we deserve it.
I like being an adult because I can go out for a decadent breakfast alone when I just “need some space.”
I like being an adult because I don’t need to wear a sweater just because my mom gets cold by looking at me.
I like being an adult because I know that if someone is a douche bag it’s not automatically about me. As adults we learn that it never is.
I like being an adult because I can spring for the tab on a lucky day.
I like being an adult because I can schedule any kind of trip I want at any time I want and I don’t need a permission slip.
I like being an adult because I am free to go for a walk in the middle of the day, visit an exhibit, meet up with a friend, make a new acquaintance, and do some writing with a cup of tea at a nice cafe instead of having to be in school.
I like being an adult because eating donettes at midnight is an actual option.
I like being an adult because I know what advice to give and (usually) when to give it.
I like being an adult because I can change my career entirely, start a blog, shift my perspective, or start living differently and I have nobody to answer to but me.
I like being an adult because I know I can make my own rules. I thought only twenty year olds could choose a path and that the job of an adult is to stick to that path.
I now think that being adult is having the wisdom to follow the right path at the right time and knowing when to switch direction.
Being an adult often soox, but it’s not all that bad either.