5 Lessons from Adulting.

Guest blog from Taku based on her 5 years of adulting.

This year is my 5th year as an adult and it has not been a smooth ride. On some days one can be in a good mood but on some days, one day feels like a decade. This experience has taught me that it is okay to have good and bad days.

Growing up comes with its responsibilities. Being an adult is good as walking down a busy street in the Central Business District. All you have to do is focus and know where you are going. Because if you don’t do so you might end up getting robbed, getting lost. This is the same with life, don’t let the distractions hinder you from reaching your destination.

Maybe your journey as an adult has left you with emotional or physical scars. Maybe it has brought more tears rather than smiles. Whatever the outcome, I  hope you are proud of yourself.

It is normal to outgrow most of your friends, maybe most of the things that brought you together no longer exist. Some people were friends because they studied the same program at University. They were always together on their journey to pursue their studies and nowadays they struggle to have a normal conversation. You might have been friends with X since you were teenagers but you outgrew them because you now have different priorities.

 You might have been friends with X since you were children because you used to spend a lot of time together. Unfortunately, you reach a point where you cannot have a normal conversation with these two groups of people today. It’s normal because as we grow up we grow to have different interests and priorities. It is okay to outgrow your friends and there is nothing shameful about that. 

Dear adult, I hope that you will find these tips to be helpful:

1. Be the best version of yourself.

Do whatever makes you happy and never belittle yourself. Follow your dreams.

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2. Hold onto the memories you shared with your friends.

Even though you have outgrown your friends, you have not outgrown the memories you shared with your friends. Treasure these happy and sad memories because they played a part in the person you are today.

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3. Do not be hard on yourself, do not live your life in regret.

Regret robs your opportunity to live in the present and focus on the future.

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4. Forgive yourself for the past mistakes.

We all make mistakes and learn from our mistakes. Do not let these mistakes steal your joy

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5. Be open to learning something new.

Make it your goal to learn something new, be it a new hobby or recipe. It will surely have a positive impact on your life

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Looking back what have been your adulthood highlights?

You can find more of her work at : https://tcndangana.wordpress.com/

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