It’s happening whether we like it or not and some days life gets hard, like crying in your car on the way home from work while you contemplate why you bought the house and how you’ll afford all these financial burdens! But rather than dwell on the paralyzing sense of self-doubt, I thought I’d come up with some affirmations instead. So whether you’re 20 or 70, if you’re in the same holy-shit-how-do-I-adult boat as I am, I hope these one-sentence reminders help you out.
It’s totally acceptable that you didn’t make a Facebook or Instagram worthy meal because it was a Hot Pocket and some Easy Mac but hey the lights are still on and you have wi-fi.
Anyone who judges you for sitting on your couch braless all weekend, catching up on your shows is jealous. You don’t need that negativity in your life.
Cheez Balls and Capri Suns are delicious. You have a job and make money so go buy them.
Game nights – board and video- are a necessity in life every now and then.
Unless you work directly with finances, taxes, 401ks and insurance- you’re pretty much flying by the seat of your pants.
Some days are hard.
Have your friends over for a water-gun/balloon fight. Bring out a Slip-n-Slide. Enjoy the warmer days ahead and who cares if you don’t feel hot in your bikini. No one’s looking- I promise.
Nostalgia makes us feel good. Read all the Buzzfeed articles you want about toys you longed for 20 years ago. It’s the perfect way to spend your down time.
Have a sleepover with your bestie! Even if they have a significant other!
We used to have to remember ridiculous things like recipes and directions. Now we have incredible technology. Brain power can be used for everything else there isn’t an app for.
Pets make amazing roommates.
You went to the grocery store and bought all healthy things, but then you got tired and hungry when you got home, so you ordered pizza. You’ll cook tomorrow, right?
Save money? Budget? What do these words mean?
You get all your laundry done and put away within the same 24 hours, you are embarrassingly proud of yourself and you should be!
During the week, you look put together and like you are a person who is playing the role of Adult very well. On the weekend, only stretchy clothes which are five times your size are allowed on your body. No exceptions!
No matter what happens with the Presidential election, things will be okay… probably.
Feel free to cry during kids’ movies because let’s face it, Bing Bong’s exit from Riley’s mind is the most heartbreaking thing ever.
You continue to exist and thrive every day, despite your inner doubts and worries.
Happy meals are often the perfect portion.
It’s okay if you find adulting hard, because most of us do, and that keeps things interesting. We’re learning as we go.