Going Back to the Basics- Tina Fey Edition

I was at a social event celebrating one of my husband’s friend’s birthday party when a friend asked me how old I was. I responded 24. Then, I had to ask myself and my husband out loud if I was really 24. Heck, I even turned around to the friend and said I was wrong; I’m not 24, but 23. 5 seconds later I realized I was right the first time, and in fact, I’m really 24. I had to do the math and actually ask what year it was. Umm…where is my brain? I can’t even remember it’s 2014. Ouch.

Every time I see a kid I tell them, don’t grow up, it’s not as fancy and cool as it sounds. Remember when we used to play house? Oh how I laugh at that kid in my memories who thought being a grown up would be so cool. It’s not as cool as it sounds.


There are many pros of being a grown-up/adult. No one should technically tell me what to do with my life. Although my mom tries to still tell me what to do with my life. I get to eat whatever I want, whenever I want. My mom still gets on to me about my eating habits. She insists I should start cooking. Sigh…I really want to learn how to cook, but just can’t get over the fact it takes so long. First, you have to buy groceries, and then prep, then cook, and finally, then clean. It just sounds like no fun, and I’m so impatient I end up making food with pure hatred. My house, my rules! When I go back home, it sucks because it’s my parents’ house and their rules rule. But when I walk into my house every day after work, it feels great knowing it’s my own little space. A space I share with my husband, but still most of the time I can cut a piece of the living room for all my stuff! No curfew for me! Well, at least not mandatory parent curfew. I have a car. I can drive whenever, wherever I want; although I would rather not drive anywhere at all. I hate driving.


There, also, some cons of being a grown-up/adult. Why must there be so many bills? I can’t keep track of them. It’s hard to keep costs down. I just read today I have to keep track of my investments forever so I can declare taxes correctly. Holy crap? Dang it. I hate paperwork.

The work rat race exists. I didn’t actually believe it until I went through it myself. I do have to ask myself how people can keep up with this lifestyle till their sixty. I find myself wanting to do something else every day. Yes, I’m restless, but I’m not sure how to fix it. Some weeks, I want to just sleep. Other weeks, chocolate fixes my stress. This week, I find a good book is my solution; which brings me to the next topic.


I’m tired of social media. I am so tired. Facebook, I hate that I check on you habitually but you provide no benefit. Lately, all I want to do is bury myself in blankets and read book. I have gone back to my childhood dream of wanting to read books all day and potentially write some of my own. Don’t be surprise if I become a recluse living in the middle of nowhere when I get older. I think this is where I’m headed! Who knew…..I sure didn’t.


It’s a little weird to see myself evolve with these thoughts. I always wanted to grow-up, and though, I may not want to be a kid; I really don’t want to back to being a kid, especially not a teenager. Even though there are many things you must be responsible for as an adult; no way would I ever sign up for the teen years again. That’s my rant for the day.


Anybody feeling the pressure of adulthood?

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  • Whoever said that being an adult is cool? I thought so too but now I wonder what I wouldn’t give to be young again, following rules instead of making them. But then, looking at my children, I am thankful despite the rough ride called life.
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  • I much prefer being an adult. I grew up fairly poor and was subject to those conditions. I don’t fault my parents, just the lack of opportunity and/or luck. They provided me with the necessities and love, which was enough but in this country there is just so much more. I like being able to do anything I want as long as I have the time and money to do so. More fun than being a poor kid.

    • I grew up in a low income household….opportunities were not the same opportunities my husband had. He was part of an upper middle income household. But now that I’m adult, I’m taking those opportunities: traveling, etc.

  • From the time you get out of diapers, it goes down hill from there. You have to go to school, get a job, wake up every day at day break, pay bills, etc.

    It’s that way until you are financially independent, then it gets easier (I hope…)
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  • Honestly, sometimes I really want to go back to be a child again, especially that I married very young. :) Where all we can do is to play, eat and sleep, but this is life, as what the song tells, “Life is a constant change”. Lately, I’ve been trying to lower down my social media engagement, it really help and it makes you feel better.
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    • I married young too. Although honestly, not much changed between my husband and I. We have a pretty chill relationship. Do our thing. I do enjoy my weekends. I’ve been trying to get all my work and chores done during the week so I can relax during the weekend. So it ends up being a madhouse week!

  • Being an adult has made me realize that I totally wasted my late teens and early 20’s worrying about things that didn’t matter. Just enjoy this time now before you have kids. Kids make everything 1000% harder!
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  • Ohh, adulthood. I actually really love being an adult, far more than I liked being a teen or a kid. But sometimes… with the bills and responsibilities and 9-5 and the cleaning (ohhhh the cleaning) it is quite exhausting. Granted, I did grow up pretty quickly and probably before I should have.
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  • I’m definitely feeling the pressure of adulthood and I think planning a wedding was the first time it really hit me. Really learning how to compromise with a new family’s needs and desires with your own is a wake up call for sure. However, I would never go back to being a teenager or even early 20s. I’m turning 31 this year and it’s true what they say – 30 is a great decade. I’m more self-confident than I’ve ever been and I know exactly what I want and where I want my future to go. 25 year old me would be shocked! Of course, everything is always so clear in hindsight. I say enjoy your freedom and take your time figuring out what you want – there’s no need to have all the answers right away and the search can be a lot of fun :).
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