Hello Adulthood

Today my motto was, “I will be an adult.” My kitchen table had piles of unopened mail, catalogs, magazines, and random stuff I cleaned out of my handbags, but failed to actually put away or discard. “I will be an adult and clear the table today.” My taxes still had not been filed, because I owe the stupid government more than I can actually afford to give them. “I will be an adult and file my taxes today.” My lease is up on May 31st, my landlords think my apartment is worth a whole lot more than I am currently paying, and every day I find a new reason to not love my little studio as much as I once did. “I will be an adult and not just look at apartments for rent online, but actually make appointments to start seeing places this week.”

I was an adult today, if we gauge adulthood by the successful completion of the three things mentioned above. My kitchen table is clear, my taxes have been filed (goodbye $1300), and I have appointments to look at apartments this week. I should also mention that adulthood included finishing the piece of chocolate cake from last night for breakfast and rewarding myself with cookies every time I did something I didn’t really want to do. It is now time for a glass of wine as my reward for completing these three tasks and not eating the entire box of cookies.


About djunapassman

I teach yoga, write, and edit. I live in a Brooklyn neighborhood that is changing faster than I can, or care to, keep up with. Manhattan still beckons me to her island a few subways stops away, reminding me of when I lived amongst her daily hustle and bustle.
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