It has been about a year since I started working, and became an “adult”. I spent about the first 10 months of my newfound adulthood talking about what I was going to do when I “grew up”. I still think about what I want to do next in life, but I am coming to terms with the fact that I am, in fact, a grown up.
I have a “real job”, I pay bills, I have a budget, I call my apartment home (a bigger deal than you might think), I stopped telling people I’m from the town I went to high school in, and started telling them I’m from the city I live in, I put my work e-mail on my phone.
I haven’t written a blog post in 6 – 8 months. Not because I wasn’t writing anymore, but I wasn’t sure what direction to take this site. In the last year I grew up in ways I didn’t expect. I developed a routine, I work in a corporate job, doing the same “grown up” life that millions of other people do. I felt boring. I felt like the original intent of this blog no longer made sense, and I wasn’t sure what direction to take it.
But now I’m going to do what corporate drones do best: pivot.
Originally I planned to write about surviving in a world that saw me as an adult, when I still felt like a child. But I don’t feel like a child anymore. I have things more figured out than I expected.
Instead, I’ll write about my life now. What it’s like to live life split between two cities. How I (attempt) to balance work, family, friends, passions, interests, and curiosities. The crazy things I try just once for the heck of it. The challenges I take on, and sometimes abandon. And most importantly, how I try to avoid becoming a boring grown-up.
Wish me luck, Marge