For some reason, starting a new job has made me feel more like an adult. Therefore, I’ve been really good about a lot of things for the last few weeks. Does feeling like an adult make me an adult, even though I still eat ice cream from the container and not from a bowl? I’m gonna go with “yes” because not everyone’s perfect, amiright? Here’s what I’ve been doing:
No pop during the week and only a little on the weekends. Someday I hope I can cut it out completely. I’m not a huge coffee person and pop was my go-to whenever I needed caffeine. I’m allowing myself the weekends for now because those rum and diets aren’t gonna drink themselves!
Going out for lunch only one day a week. This means I’m cooking more and being more responsible with my grocery-buying. Which is a double win. Making good food, saving money - hooray!
Going out to dinner only one day a week. Same as above. I haven’t quite figured out weekends yet.
Keeping my room clean! I am bad about taking out clothes and never hanging them up again. I finally got tired of all the clutter and having to do “big cleans” once a week and figured if I was smart and just hung crap back up again, BOOM, less of a headache. (and, damn, mom was right!)
Painting! And getting back into other hobbies in general. It’s nice to be creative and work on other projects - and to finally realize that work is not your life. You can love your job, but you really should be pursuing other things that fulfill you as well.
There’s still a lot I have to figure out. Like not spending a bajillion dollars online shopping, or getting to bed at a decent hour, or going to church regularly and not watching hours of “The Golden Girls” on Hallmark. But, hey, I’ll take what I can get for now.
Anyone else got any “hey, let’s be responsible adults!” tips?
I worked for about 5.5 hours on Friday, from the minute I arrived to my brother’s condo in Uptown at 8 a.m. It’s amazing how much you get done and how quickly you move when a shopping trip downtown with your mom is your reward for getting it all done.
Watching Michigan football not at the Big House is WAY different.
The Northwestern cheerleaders ran out on the field with those giant letter flags… only they forgot the “D” and instead spelled “WILCATS.”
A small child in a Northwestern jersey ran across the field at the start of the third quarter.
The second-half Michigan football team is SO different from the first-half Michigan football team. Drastically.
Northwestern’s Dan Persa is an outstanding quarterback.
Dhani Jones was on the sideline. I could not stop looking.
The Midwest does fall the best. It was so beautiful all weekend.
I love my relationship with my brother. It’s funny how things change as you get older. Helping him pick out a rug and sheets and having him value my opinion makes me happy.
I have the best parents in the entire universe.
I’m fairly certain I would like to move back to Chicago. Someday. Perhaps.
Going to the Northwestern - Michigan game? I have one thing to say to that ... GO U NORTHWESTERN, BREAK RIGHT THROUGH THAT LINE, WITH OUR COLORS FLYING WE WILL CHEER YOU ALL TIME TIME (U RAH! RAH!) GO U NORTHWESTERN, FIGHT FOR VICTORY, SPREAD FAR THE FAME OF OUR FAIR NAME GO NORTHWESTERN WIN THAT GAME! (Let's ignore what both Northwestern and Michigan did last week. I ain't scared)
The only thing I know for sure is what I’m wearing Sunday morning.
I’m going to Chicago this weekend too. Not for the marathon, but for the UMich-Northwestern game, and I have NO IDEA what to bring. The weather has been so schizo everywhere for the last week. Chicago people - how has it been?