DAY 22: Adulting

Being an adult is learning that you can’t always do the thing that you want to do, but rather you should do the right thing. Whether that is the responsible thing, the productive thing, or the moral thing, as you grow so does your relationship with doing what is right.

When you’re a child you can often rationalize that “you don’t know any better” and so your choices are 50/50. But when you’re an adult, a seasoned human being on this planet living life by trial and error, you can’t plead ignorance, can you? Especially if you have been in that situation before.

The wise Maya Angelou said, “do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” As we gain new information in life, we update our mental catalogues accordingly.

Trust that you have enough information at any given moment to make the best educated decision. And, when you make that decision and learn of the results, you store that knowledge in your database and move on with your day.

Learning to prioritize responsibilities is not an easy task and I believe one that many might struggle with in different ways. There is no official rulebook on how to “adult” but I would suspect that learning how to do the right thing is high up there on the list with bathing, feeding yourself, and making sure you have regular sleep.

It’s not always easy to keep yourself on point responsibility-wise, adulting is hard. But, at least it gets easier as time goes on if you are open to receiving the abundant lessons to be learned every single day. And believe me, there’re more lessons in a day outside of the classroom as an adult than there even were inside school as a child. The difference is life is your teacher, and every day is a pop quiz. Make sure you’re ready.

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