Adulting. Something everyone fears when they get past 20, but can't wait for throughout the tean years. It's amazing how many times me and my besties have messaged each other over the last few days going "I feel so grown up today" but really, why do we have to be grown up? Just because we're 25... *cough*
So why do we feel like we have to an adult all the time? For me in the past year I've gone from living at home with my parents and my biggest responsibility being my car, to getting a job in London and basically running the marketing for a product there, getting a mortgage on a house, adopting pets AND getting engaged. That's a LOT of responsibility to suddenly take on in the space of a year. No wonder I feel so grown up all of a sudden. And while most of the time I feel incredibly lucky to have what I have and be doing what I'm doing, some of the time I just feel crushed by the weight of being an adult with responsibilities. What if I'm doing something wrong, or what if I don't know the answer to something?
Having major responsibilities and really growing up is a massive massive thing. It's great, don't get me wrong. But sometimes, I feel the need to be a child and that makes me feel so much better. So what do I do when I need a break from being an adult?
1 | Watch a Childish Film
Mainly Disney, or something involving yellow minions... I do love a good animated film and honestly they do make me feel young again and release that weight. It's good to escape for a little while and revert back to those days where the biggest decision you'd have to make is which outfit you were going to put your Barbie in...
2 | Visit the Zoo
Bit random and a bit specific at the same time. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE going to the zoo. Yes I know there's all the politics about zoo's yada yada but I don't care. I love going. When I go I get to feel young and care free and just enjoy watching the animals and grinning from ear to ear. And yes, I like to go and pet the wallabies...
3 | Play a Game
I'm not usually a gaming kinda of person (except for the Sims), however when the mood takes me I join in on the playstation with my fiance, or we sit down and play Pokemon Monopoly... Yes, Pokemon monopoly. These are all things I used to do when I was young and bored, so why can't I do them now? It always makes me laugh and puts a smile on my little (round) face.
When all else fails, the thing I try to remember is this. No one knows what they are doing. Everybody learnt as they were going on, so if you feel like you're doing something wrong or you're not quite sure - stop worrying. You're not alone. Now, you have my full permission to not adult today... Go be a child.