I saw this post on fellow Jersey runner Angela’s blog and I felt myself nodding to almost every single answer. It’s probably the sole reason people created the praise emoji. It’s a good thing that adults aren’t graded with day to day life tasks. I might never “pass” to certain ages and be stuck at age 22 forever. I guess that wouldn’t really be a bad thing either. That is an interesting concept…what if you had to pass a test every year to be promoted to the next age or life stage? I digress…
I do most of the laundry in our house. That being said, I have about two weeks worth of running and life clothes. I try not to let them pile up. If I can get laundry done once a week I think I’m doing well. It ensures I’m wearing different clothing and staying hygienic.
Tim pays most of the bills. Most of them are set up automatically. That being said I pay off my credit card every month on the 1st of the month, so I’m doing decently. I’m doing about average.
Dressing nice in public=D
Do leggings count as pants? I work at a running store and I also like leggings. I wear appropriate clothing but only break out my glamour clothes for certain occasions. Most of the time that’s when I’m hanging out with Danielle because she always looks fabulous.
I can cook simple and easy foods but don’t ask me to cook anything that takes more than 2 minutes…I will probably burn and ruin it.
Keeping the house neat=D
It isn’t like there are roaches and bugs crawling around my house but I’m not a neat freak at all. At all…my house isn’t nicknamed the LOLZ LOLZ LOLZ frat house for nothing. That being said I live in sanitary conditions and a healthy house but cleaning ranks in one of my top five least favorite things.
Unless my next meal depends on going to the grocery store, I don’t just go for fun or to browse…I also go in, get 1-2 items and get out. I could plan and make big trip but I could do a log of things that I don’t.
Handling door to door salesman=F
I’m just awkward and they normally don’t think I’m 18 anyways…
I wear makeup to ensure I don’t look too busted but ask me to do anything remotely fancy or cute, the answer is probably no.
I have actually gotten a lot better with this one. I used to suffer from very bad social anxiety (I nearly dropped out of college at one point) but I have found hanging out with a few friends weekly has been good for me. I still struggle with large parties but it has gotten a lot better.
Gifts and cards=C
I like to give gifts and I especially love cards but I always second guess my decision.
I don’t find babies precious or adorable. Realistically I think I’m being the best parent I can be by not having children when I’m not excited to have children. I am 100% happy for those who want children but right now that isn’t for me.
Meeting people for brunch=F
Going back to my social anxiety, I don’t do well in crowded places. A restaurant at brunch is about as crowded as you can get.
Having a business card=A
It’s funny, I just ordered “blogging business cards”. Look mom am I legit now?
Looking like my age:
I get ID for lotto tickets on occasion let alone alcohol. So no I don’t look like the 24 year old woman I am.
Throwing dinner parties=F
I’ve never hosted a dinner party but I invite people to my house frequently…no one wants to drive to the forest.
Having an established career=C
I could write (and have) multiple blog posts about this. I’m very happy where I am in my life. Do I technically have “an established career”? No. Am I happy and do I feel successful in life? Yes and honestly I’m in the best years of my life with no complaints….but to answer the question no I don’t have a successful career.
I give myself an overall C at adulthood. I’m about average in my life moving like a blind chicken running free. That being said, I completely enjoy my life and couldn’t be happier. In my opinion, if you are enjoying life and successful on your terms then you deserve an A. I’m from the era that everyone deserves an A and medals at every race though.
Question for you:
What would you score highest in adult points? How about lowest?