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Are You Successfully Adulting?

Are any of you saying “Hell no I’m not!”? Either you’re saying it now or you’ve said it before because none of us know exactly how to do this whole adulting thing.

When you get to that age where you realize you’re an adult, and your life is in your own hands, it can become a little stressful. And by that I mean crying at 3am watching Full House re-runs and eating a tub of ice cream stressful.

There’s so many things you need to do if you want to become a successful adult, and sometimes you just need a nudge in the right direction to get you there. And most of us are just kind of going with the flow with our fingers crossed and hoping we’re making the right decision.

So let me be your nudge, or your shove, in the successful adult direction!

 

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Money

Being good with your money pretty much defines successfully adulting. And I know money can be kind of intimidating when you start thinking about things like bills, debt, and mortgages, but as long as you’re aware of where your money is going, there’s nothing to be too stressed about.

Being frugal with your money is something that will help you immensely when it comes to saving some extra cash! Cutting down on unneeded expenses like monthly subscription services you no longer need, eating out less, or learning to do things at home like cutting your own hair will put less stress on your wallet.

And it will come in handy when it comes to making sure all the bills are paid. Because just like your teachers would take off points if an assignment was late, your credit score will lose points if the bills are late.

Your credit score has a massive effect on how likely you are to get something like a good mortgage. A great way to stay on top of your credit score is to check for FREE on credit sesame! That way you know exactly where you stand.

And just in case your score isn’t doing the greatest, you can go to websites like http://repair.credit to learn more information on getting your score back on the right track.

Milestones

Show of hands, how many of you have seen old classmates you used to go to school with getting married and having kids?

Whenever I see pictures like this I’m either freaking out and questioning why I’m not at that point in my life yet, or doing a happy dance because I love where I currently am and wouldn’t change a thing.

Society puts so much pressure on reaching big milestones by a certain age like starting a career, having a partner and kids, or moving into a house.

But I’m here to set the record straight.

THERE’S NO TIME LIMIT!

The world is not going to end if you don’t get married till your 35, or you buy your first house at 43, or you don’t find your perfect career until years after you’ve left college.

Lets be honest, life is just one big ball of stress that you need to take your time with. Set your own milestones, and meet them at your own pace. The first thing you need to do is be in a job you’re HAPPY in.

So many people spend their lives being in a career that they hate, often to make money that isn’t even worth it. So make that your first milestone in life. To make sure you’re HAPPY in the biggest part of it. The rest will all fall into place as life goes on. You can even create a milestone planner to help you along the way!

Relationships

This is probably one of the most frustrating things when you’re in your twenties. You’ve got some people posting baby bumps, others with engagement photos, and some with classic Christmas card photos with all the kids and dogs posed to perfection.

And some of you may be like “Well damn I’m just glad I made it through my disaster of a Tinder date”.

Here’s the thing, you can’t put a deadline on love. I’ve heard so many people say things like “I wanna be married by 23” or “I want to have all my kids by 25 so I can be a young mom”. But you can’t plan out when you’re going to meet the love of your life. And why focus on being a young mom when you can focus on BEING YOUNG and ENJOYING IT?!

It doesn’t matter what age you are, or where you’re at in your love life, THERE IS NO DEADLINE. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

Successfully Adulting Is A Myth

Wait so I just read an entire post on how to be a successful adult only for you to now tell me it’s not even possible?

Yup!

Lets be honest here, none of us know what the hell we’re doing. Being an adult just means you have to make a lot of mistakes before you figure out the right way to do things.

So when you make a mistake and you’re looking around like ” how the hell did they get their lives together?”, just remember, everyone has made mistakes to get them to where they are today.

So take a breather, don’t sweat the small stuff, and take on your adulting mistakes like a boss!

Good luck!

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