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Welcome to This blog is devoted to the idea that adulthood is not a destination. Growing up, I always thought adulthood was the final...

Welcome to

This blog is devoted to the idea that adulthood is not a destination. Growing up, I always thought adulthood was the final frontier – a place you arrived and suddenly everything made sense:  you knew what you wanted to do with your life, you knew what advice to give your kids, you knew which shoes looked right with that jacket. Turns out, it doesn’t work that way. Sure, you make progress and have those “aha” moments every so often, but growing up is all very incremental and you never really arrive anywhere.

And that’s the point.

Why RealDelia?

Well, my name is Delia, for starters.  For a long time, I didn’t think that I could get away with having a blog that had my name in the title. It’s not like I’m Oprah. Or Cher. Or even Charo (remember her? I’m dating myself, aren’t I?)

But when I realized that what I really wanted to write about was that curious journey that is “growing up,” it occurred to me (and some friends who helped me out) that RealDelia was the title I’d been searching for all along. Because, among other things, I’m here to write about what I consider to be the “real deal” when it comes to adulthood – you know, the stuff you won’t necessarily read in a glossy magazine but is true nonetheless. Plus, I think the subtitle – Finding Yourself in Adulthood – pretty much says it all:  it’s about “finding yourself” (literally) in a place where you also need to “find yourself” (figuratively). So the blog could really have any title and RealDelia works for me (one friend suggested “Sanity Fair”…any takers?)

What kinds of things will I be covering?

Loads. That’s one of the things I like about having an umbrella concept like adulthood – lots of stuff fits underneath it: career change, therapy, parenting, yoga, aging (gracefully or otherwise), hangovers, marriage, religion. You get the picture. But it will – I promise – all be germane to the theme of adulthood. And it will also- I promise – not just be about me.

OK, I’ll stop there. Our time is up for today, as my internal therapist is telling me.

Let me add that I’m very happy to finally be writing a blog. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for the longest time.

So, in the immortal words of that famous song from the musical Cabaret, whose lyrics I inexplicably find myself singing all the time:

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!”

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  1. Eleanor Mulligan March 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    Dear RealDelia:

    Thank you for including me in your blog e-mail introduction. I look forward to reading about your journey and wish you and your family the very best!


  2. ellen gruber March 30, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    Real Deal…
    Aha!!! I always knew it… Lots of luck on this new adventure… You are amazing and then some.

  3. Lane Rose April 5, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

    Hey, can’t wait for the info….i was banking on you teaching me everything…you’re older and i assumed you had all the answers….now where do i turn?

  4. daryl boylan January 30, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Can’t believe I never read the first one — and it kept on getting better & better!

  5. Lee Gruber February 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Happy 1 year anniversary! All I can say is keep’em coming…they are what helps me get through my week with a smile on my face! Best wishes—


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