Saturday, August 3, 2013
Day 2, Being an Adult
Anyway, as I shopped around for food to survive this week since my boss had limited food options at home, mostly food for her kid, I had the epiphany that once you start buying groceries for yourself, not because your parents assigned you this chore, it really hits you and represents the fact that you've truly become an adult. I don't know, just all of a sudden I realized, wow this feels very grown up. I mean I'm sure there are a million other signs that make you think "Wow, I am a full blown adult now" such as having your own place or getting your first "real" job that will build the rest of your career or jury duty, but something as simple and underrated as grocery shopping somehow seemed more significant to me. I guess it's because it's something that goes over our heads and is not something we think of as making us more adult, but somehow it made me stop and think wow, I'm really not a kid anymore.
Now this isn't the first time I've done this. I've house sat a couple of other times and had to buy groceries for myself, but today it just hit me. It actually made me feel proud of myself in a really dorky way LOL. What made it an even bigger realization? The fact that I've estimated that $60 can buy me a week of groceries (actually a little more than that)! Seriously from the three times I've had to be a responsible self sufficient adult (just to clarify, I don't completely live off my parents, I am just lucky and blessed they don't charge me rent and they usually buy the bigger bulk of the food, I however pay my own bills and don't bother them much for money) it always comes out to just under or just above $60 and it actually buys me a lot! This time around I didn't need to buy any drinks as I was well stocked there, I did buy chicken and berries and plucots and vodka sauce and cheese and yogurt and veggies and even ice cream sandwiches. So yea I am set lol. Anyway, I should get to bed because the dogs wake me up pretty early to go out for their business and because I'm sure I've made my point of my realization of my adulthood. I will still try to hold on to being a kid as long as I can though and be a kid at heart, but being an adult is pretty cool too I guess. Also I want to get this book I saw called Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown, seems apropos.
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