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.


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Do You Want a “Forever House”?
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The Designated Adult Club
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How I Came To Love Airplane Rides
Airplane rides are one of the few occasions in my life when I let go...
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Tips for Adulthood: Five Tips for Editing Your Writing
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How Positive Feedback Helps Writers Persist
For someone, especially a professional, to say something encouraging about my writing, even when they...
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Should older people smoke more weed?
I've lived in the UK for nearly 16 years. And as a 56 year-old woman...