This is a list of things that I’ve learned about myself since I’ve become a grown up. Or the changes about me that my mom would deny could be true.
1. I’ve become a neat freak and have started to dislike clutter. If you knew me as a child and a teen, and even when I first lived on my own, you would know that this is a crazy phenomenon. At this current moment I can see that the dish rag in the kitchen has fallen off it’s hook and I kind of want to stop typing (which I originally typed as “styping” new word blogger style) and go fix it. I won’t, but I kind of want to.
2. I don’t like watching TV (when I moved I canceled my cable TV and only have a TV in my living room no more bedroom TV) but crave background noise, cue: Pandora all the time – currently: Country Christmas, of course.
3. I don’t actually suck at cooking, I just don’t really enjoy it that much. And those are two COMPLETELY different things. Since I don’t enjoy it, I don’t take the time to get good at it, and therefore I find that I’m lacking in that area. However, I love to eggs and I have gotten pretty phenomenal at making any kind of egg. (I’m experimenting with sweet potatoes at the moment, so we will see how it goes, crossing my fingers).
4. I thought I wanted an office desk job, but that is not correct. I do not enjoy it. I’d rather do ANYTHING else. So, since my mom informed me I have an unused scholarship that I need to take advantage of before I turn 30, I may just be getting my teaching credential…
5. This isn’t really on being a grown up, this is me moving out of my comfort zone, but I am actively trying to be more affectionate. I will be doling out hugs, for at least 6 seconds, because I read somewhere that’s what you need to do? Anyway, I’m working on it, give me some time.
6. Learning to accept myself as I am, my flaws, quirks, and all. It takes time, and I think, although I could be wrong (but I’m never wrong, except that one time last week when I was wrong, but I’m still willing to bet I could be considered correct), with being female it is that much more difficult. I’m almost there, and that’s a good thing.
7. “Those who mind don’t matter, and those that matter don’t mind.” – Bernard Baruch. So true, and it relates to #6.
8. Just be nice. Smile. Be happy. Laugh. Live. Love. Enjoy the small things. Sit outside. Run.