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!

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Why the Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce is Troubling
Back in what now seems a lifetime ago, before kids and mortgages and global pandemics...
Sorry
An Apology to Samantha Geimer
One sign of growing up is being able to recognize when you've made a mistake...
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Tips for Adulthood: Five Reasons to See Never Rarely Sometimes Always
On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. I'm a huge Oscars fan. I once...
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2021 Summer Plans: Taking August Off to Write
When I open my online workshops these days, I often put the following directive on...
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Three Innovations in Intergenerational Housing
A few years back, I wrote a blog about the promise of retirement villages as a...
business
Tips for Adulthood: Five Signs Your Business has Grown Up
On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. I got a letter in the mail...