Blog - Finding Yourself in Adulthood

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 resonates. But most of all, I really do hope that you laugh.

Welcome!

positive feedback
How Positive Feedback Helps Writers Persist
For someone, especially a professional, to say something encouraging about my writing, even when they...
older people smoking weed
Should older people smoke more weed?
I've lived in the UK for nearly 16 years. And as a 56 year-old woman...
youth vote older voters
How Older Voters Can Help Younger Voters
One volunteering initiative that’s really called my name of late is  Senior to Senior, which...
weekend
Working on Weekends
Because I've conditioned myself to the expectation of working on weekends, I now feel guilty...
sick day
Tips For Adulthood: Five Comfort Activities When You’re Sick
Over the years, I've come to realize that if you can re-frame it, being sick...
platinum jubilee
Why I Won’t Be Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee
I bear no ill will against the Queen and wish her a long life. But...