When I was a kid all I wanted was to “grow up” and be a “big kid.” Well…now I am grown up and a big kid and I have decided that I’d like to go back to being a kid! But, that’s beside the point.
So! Here’s my take on adulthood now:
Growing up comes with responsibilities…sometimes responsibilities that aren’t fun or as cool as we had hoped. Lets see…there’s paying bills, buying groceries, cleaning your house (or apartment), and budgeting (yikes). Those are just a few of the things that come with being an adult.
Being an adult is typically fun. There’s nothing better than the accomplished feeling you have when your groceries have been purchased, your apartment is spotless and dinner is in the oven cooking! While those things are fun and all there are a few not so fun things that come with adulthood.
I have to be honest with you, budgeting is something I struggle with. But I am working on becoming a saver, not a spender. Save money because you have rent to pay, food to buy, gas to fill up your car and many other necessities. Being an adult means you can’t spend money randomly anymore.
While that might sound awful, miserable, horrible, gross and any other adjective you can think of. I’ve decided it isn’t and I am going to take this whole adult thing and run with it! Budgeting is great, and when I save money I feel so good about my decision.
My challenge to you is: next time you start to wish you weren’t growing up take a second and think about how cool it is to do something responsible! We all have to do it so why not enjoy it!