Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Grown Upping

Last night, I was reading What Color is Your Parachute and it suggested that you start a blog about something you know really well. Pretty much the only thing I know really well is how to try and become an adult. I'm not a great cook, I'm not crafty and I don't braid my hair in unusual ways. So that eliminates a lot of possible blog topics right there. But instead of a usual blog, why not share some of my thoughts through my journey of Grown-Upping.

I just graduated from Denison University with a BA in English and Communication. I often think of the song "What Do You Do with a BA in English?" from Avenue Q because that's a relevant question. You can do so much with a liberal arts degree that it's hard to choose. I'm still figuring out what career to choose.

I recently got my own apartment. That's something I've dreamed about since high school and right now it's living up to my expectations. I like my independence and I can do whatever I want there. However, nothing teaches you to be a grown-up more than having your own apartment. Life stops holding your hand once you sign that lease. Suddenly, you've got bills to pay, food to buy and posters to frame.

A year or two ago, I read the book Adulting: How to Become a Grown Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps and I really enjoyed all of the practical advice she gave and how humorously she did it. I hope that these blog posts can be similar to the style of Adulting. In fact, originally, I was going to call these posts "Adulting" but I realized I wanted something more unique. So, I thought how about "Adultology?" I googled that term and a) found a lot of mature content that uses that word b) someone already wrote a book with that name. So, until I find out someone has already taken the word "Grown Upping" I'm going to keep using that made-up term. You're never to old to make up words.

Grown Ups always eat a healthy diet of pink and purple candies