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.
When I first launched this blog I regularly posted 3-4 times a week. Every Wednesday, I offered tips for adulthood designed to help you navigate “grown up” quandaries of a personal and professional nature. On Fridays, I provided a round-up of useful material I’d come across during my daily excursions through the blogosphere.
Now that I am back working full time, I don’t post as frequently as I used to. But I still hope that my words speak to you. Welcome!
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 based in London, where I live with my husband and two children.
These days, I work full time at an international development non-profit. I’m also a contributor to The Broad Side, a digital magazine dedicated to opinion commentary and original reporting by women from around the web. Before that, I wrote for the Washington Post’s She The People blog, and was the London correspondent for PoliticsDaily. 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