Today’s post was inspired by the musings of the Whitney of I Wore Yoga Pants to Work. (Isn’t that the best blog title ever? Even more so because I absolutely have worn yoga pants to work) Yes, this is another “I ARE GROWN UP!” post. For additional inspiration, I suggest you check out this highly inappropriate/accurate video.What can I say, this is a new theme in my life. Like today, for example: I had lofty aspirations. I was going to get up and out of the house, clean everything, go to yoga, and perhaps cook a nutritious meal along the way. So far, all I’ve managed to do at the moment is paint my nails and make coffee. Oh, and I put some blue gunk on my face that’s supposed to clear my pores.
And my house still looks like the Nordstrom shoe department exploded in it.
Oh, and there’s still the luggage I have from Vegas in the middle of my room.I also realize that I use my blow dryer way more than is appropriate. It’s basically replaced all the appliances I should have: microwave, iron, space-heater, fan…you name it, I’ll make the blow dryer work. It’s magic, I swear.
As usual, I digress. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is very much a generational constant. Now, I’m well aware that there’s a distinct notion in existence that the Millennial Generation comes with a sense of self-entitlement and a heaping dose of Peter Pan syndrome. I’m not here to refute that. There are certainly those of us out there who expect an award for waking up in the morning. I’ve met them, and they annoy the hell out of me. What I can say, however, is that for the most part my generation tends to break the rules a little bit. Why stay in a job that you dislike? Quit. Go travel. You can do better things. Don’t buy that hugely overpriced house, live like a transient through Air B’n’B. So, you graduated from a prestigious university only to find that your dream job doesn’t exist? So what? Go make it for yourself. On top of that, don’t let anyone tell you what you’re doing isn’t how you “should” be doing things. I’ve touched on all this before. With this in mind, we might not be the most traditional generation around, but we sure do have fun. And, ultimately, we want to make our lives good and happy. I am (technically speaking) a grown woman. I also love sprinkles, wear kids clothing, and have the occasional aversion to pants. I own an embarrassing amount of stuffed animals and live in a house with a purple bathroom. It’s undoubtedly the most fun I’ve ever had. Sure, there are elements in my life that indicate adulthood- I’ve long outgrown the little gangling girl with too much hair and a constant mouth full of braces. It was hard to be her, sometimes. Even though so much has changed throughout the years, I hope I can stay true to the goofy kid that I still am inside. Like the Amy Poehler quote I stumbled upon below, I feel a connection and a strength with people who aren’t ashamed of being forever youthful. Regardless of age, they are some of the best people I know.
That’s all for now.
See you on Friday!