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I’m not very good at adulting

27 Sep

I can fake it well when necessary, but honestly, I’m not very good at this whole adult thing.

Like recently, I got one of those fancy Erin Condren planners. The ones that all my adulty friends have and swear by. I am working on embracing that part of me that wants to be organized, and more honestly, I’m a sucker for office products.

And then I looked over at my nice shiny organizer…and saw what was next to it on my desk.

Yes, that's the 11th Doctor on a hedgehog doll, on a tribble, on a TARDIS

Yes, that’s the 11th Doctor on a hedgehog doll, on a tribble, on a TARDIS

In so many ways, I earn low marks on Adulting. I read YA fiction. I wear hoop earrings even though I’m over 30. I wear Doc Marten boots to teacher meetings. I quote Spongebob. I still can’t always pluck my eyebrows correctly (please don’t look closely at them for a few weeks.)

I’m okay with all that. Well, except the eyebrow plucking failure. sigh. It’s just all part of who I am. Slightly silly, hopefully not ridiculous, and I do manage to take care of the important stuff. Also, I can do a great impression of a “together” adult when need be, and my table manners are usually good. That counts for something, right?

Meanwhile, if you need me, I’ll be over here, playing with dolls planning in my super-adulty day planner.

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10 Responses to “I’m not very good at adulting”

  1. ramexa September 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    We should all embrace our true selves. I’m sure not all adults are good at adulting either. πŸ™‚

  2. franhunne4u September 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Fail in what ever skill you might – as long as you live with it and don’t feel like your whole world depends on you succeeding – you are an adult.
    You show responsibility, respect, strength (even when sometimes the world overwhelms you, but then again you come up again and live on – that is true strength!). No way you are not an adult because of your tastes. Or your success rates in minor points of female attire.

    • phoebz4 September 28, 2015 at 11:55 am #

      Thanks! I do think I get some points for trying.

  3. kbhayes September 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    Being an adult is so over rated.

  4. AnneMarie September 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

    When it comes down to it, what classifies as “adulting”?? Honestly, those out there who “properly adult” are typically nice, but rather dull. I think it’s so important that we all keep childlikeness in our lives! It brings us joy, and keeps us youthful. As long as we can pull it together and be professional when necessary, I think it’s all good πŸ™‚ ALSO, I want to affirm you on that TARDIS and 11th Doctor. ❀

  5. Renee Anne September 27, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    I do not adult well, either. And I, too, have a love of office supplies (you may want to look into the Planner Porn group on Ravelry, if only to drool).

    I have my Lego Ghostbsters car hanging out on my shelf (yes, it’s mine) next to my little stuffed Norbert dragon (Harry Potter), and a mini-skein of handspun. I’m not organized. I try. Bullet journaling helps.

  6. Amanda S. September 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    I knew I loved you when I saw you had that creepy “elf on the shelf” thing next to the cool “don’t blink” angels. Said the woman who’s alternates the Dalek and Tardis salt & pepper shakers with her Enterprise and Galileo shuttlecraft set.

  7. Autism Mom September 28, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    I wear hoop earrings and I am almost 50 – no regrets!

    I love this: 11th Doctor on a hedgehog doll, on a tribble, on a TARDIS. Yours is a home I would be very comfortable in πŸ˜‰

    • Autism Mom September 28, 2015 at 9:15 am #

      I a still trying to figure out where to put my TARDIS string of lights in my office

    • phoebz4 September 28, 2015 at 11:55 am #

      Our home is a comfortable one. And we have a set of TARDIS lights πŸ˜‰

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