How to Be an Adult

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  • Never let people tell you that to be a grown up you have to stop dancing. You were born to fly.
  • Being an adult does not mean that you have to do fifty things at once. Just because a parent was like that does not mean you have to be.
  • Know who you are—being comfortable in your skin means that you know your strengths and weaknesses, and you know how to manage both.
  • If you have always felt that you were born to be on a stage then you probably were.
  • Never give up on your dreams because someone thought you should have a sensible, boring, depressing job. Do what makes you feel alive. Try everything you think you might enjoy. Try some things you might fail at. Try things you might be brilliant at. You might, at this moment, be sitting eating a gourmet meal you prepared, or be surrounded by your framed art, or be teaching a class of five-year-olds.
  • Consider what others have to say. Never stop listening to input. You don’t know it all. You never will, and that’s a good thing.
  • See the beauty in others. Everyone has amazing, unique qualities; and when those qualities join up with qualities in others, and in you, beautiful things can happen.
  • Laugh freely—at yourself, at life’s obstacles, with others. Laughing makes everything better.
  • Learn how to quit anger. It’s unproductive, pushes others away, and makes you miserable and ashamed. Choose other ways to make yourself feel safe—ways that honor others rather than shred them.
  • Enjoy the season you are in. Chances will come; friends will move; sometimes you will have more money, sometimes less. You can find goodness in everything.
  • You were made awesome, so be awesome.

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Copywriter, copy editor, spiritual life/dream/business coach, entrepeneur, strategist, counselor, writer, seeker, thinker, facilitator, mediator, bossypants, housework avoider, busybody, mother, wife, Jesus lover

One Comment

  1. Lisa Mikitarian says:

    Now THAT is an awesome list!

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