Obviously, lists are a tiny bit subjective. Narrowing down all the wonders of the universe into a succinct list is equal parts overwhelming and empowering. I mean, there are lots of things to consider but, if I make a list and put it on the internet, it automatically becomes the truth, right?
With that in mind, I present to you my infallible and totally true list of the top three best things about being an adult.
In keeping with this year’s blog theme of food-related topics, I’ll kick off this list with number three:
3. You can eat what you want.
Ice cream for dinner? Go for it. Tacos for breakfast? I like your style. Although not without consequence (the only caveat to the wonders of adulthood), eating what you want is one of the biggest perks. No one is the boss of you. Chow down!
All the non-adults need not worry; you get your chance. May 11th is National Eat What You Want Day. Mark your calendars and live life to the fullest for every minute of it!
2. You can live where you want.
I’m serious. If you don’t like where you live, move. You are not a tree.
It’ll be a process, for sure, but if you’re feeling squished in your small town, give the city a try. If a hectic, urban lifestyle is weighing on you, there are plenty of fly-over states that would love for you to come in for a landing. Maybe your toes still haven’t thawed and winter is already just around the corner, where you currently live- never fear: there is a glass of sweet tea with your name on it, somewhere down south. When you’re adulting, you get to choose.
(If you have questions or want to brainstorm what a move might look like, let me know. After almost two decades of relocating, I’m getting pretty close to expert level and I’d love to help.)
AND! The number one best thing about being an adult, (according to this list):
1. You can change your mind.
Maybe “PIVOT!” Is your battle cry, or a plot twist is on the horizon. If the current status quo isn’t cutting it, try something else.
Whether it’s a career path, a gym membership, an address, or you’ve finally realized that your relationship with kale just isn’t working out, save yourself the energy of trying to force a square peg into a round hole. Start researching alternatives, make a list of what’s working and what’s not and map out a new trail. You can change your mind and it’s the best thing about being an adult.
BONUS: Although it didn’t make the list, one of the other, limited perks of adulting is being able to adjust the thermostat. More on that HERE. Don’t let the power go to your head.