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.
This blog is about what happens when you “find yourself in adulthood,” and some lessons I’ve learned along the way. I hope that it enlightens, inspires, and connects. But most of all, I really do hope that you laugh.
I usually post 3-4 times a week, except when I’m on vacation. Every Wednesday, I offer tips for adulthood designed to help you navigate “grown up” quandaries of a personal and professional nature. On Fridays, I provide a round-up of useful material I’ve come across during my daily excursions through the blogosphere.
To give you a flavor for this blog, let me recommend some of my own favorite posts:
Who am I, you ask?
My name is Delia Lloyd. (Well, actually it isn’t, but that’s a longer story.) I’m an American writer/journalist based in London, where I live with my husband and two children.
These days I’m a Senior Manager at an international development non-profit. I’m also a contributor to The Broad Side (“Real women. Real opinions.”) Before that, I wrote for the Washington Post’s She The People blog, a forum for women writing on politics, culture and news and was the London correspondent for www.PoliticsDaily.com. I also blog for the Huffington Post and Yahoo! Shine. My essays – many of which touch on expatriate life and/or parenting – have appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Financial Times and The Guardian.
In previous professional incarnations, I produced a nationally syndicated talk show for Chicago Public Radio, taught political science at two prominent American Universities and worked in the Washington policy making community.
I love show tunes, The New Yorker, coconut-themed desserts and dark films about family dysfunction. I once wrote a book about central bank reform but please don’t tell anybody. I do not like miso soup, animated television shows or men in sandals.
For more about my professional life, visit my website: www.delialloyd.com