Journal Entry: Jan 17, 2016 (Mail Sorted, Now What? Also Daughter Stuff)

Journal Entry: Jan 17, 2016 (Mail Sorted, Now What? Also Daughter Stuff)

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I almost forgot to brush my teeth this morning, and I was getting cocky yesterday, it only took me 15 seconds to realize I’d left the bathroom without doing so but, still I guess it isn’t as second nature as I’d like yet. I still think I’ll add walking to it on Monday. I like starting things on Mondays. I don’t know how far I can walk without tiring myself out. I want to take it easy at first and build up so I think I’ll just walk around my cul-de-sac to begin with. Boring but, a loop is better to start with I’d hate to get a mile away and then suddenly be completely pooped. I’m excited. I’d like to walk outside because I think getting out of the house into the fresh air will do me some good. I also have lunch plans tomorrow which I’m both excited and nervous about. I haven’t seen this coworker since she left the company we both worked for. I miss her but, as always I worry I’ll say something stupid or overshare and make it seem like I don’t care about her life. Social anxiety sucks. Read more

What Does it Mean to be a Grown-Up?

What Does it Mean to be a Grown-Up?

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I’ve been thinking of the word grown-up. You see I don’t feel grown-up even though I own my own home and have two children who are 18 and 20. I know I’m not alone here as I posed the question on Twitter earlier and got some feedback. I started thinking, “what does grown-up even mean?” so I looked it up and here is what I found.

Merriam-Webster’s Full Definition of Grown-Up (noun)

Adult

OK that is as vague as possible so let’s see what their definition of Adult is…

Merriam-Webster’s Full Definition of Adult (noun)

One that is adult; especially: a human being after an age (as 21) specified by law

Wait! They used the word to define the word? You can’t do that! I need answers www.m-w.com and you have let me down after I trusted you for so many years. I suppose maybe my question is more philosophical and the wordsmiths can’t help me with it. Read more