adulting

Most adults don’t do play. They’re too busy worrying.

Adults Need To Play Even More Than Kids

When adultification overtakes a person to the point that they forget the importance of play, it’s easy to lose touch with the deeper layers of their own life-force.

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(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I'm Almost 30 And I Feel Like I'm "Behind" In Life

I’m soon approaching 30, I feel so behind in life in comparison to friends. I feel like I’m old and the best years of my life were wasted on an illness.

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It never occurred to me in all my years as a single woman that every day I was learning how to be self-sufficient.

How Building My Own Ikea Bed Taught Me Life Lessons I Never Saw Coming

It never occurred to me as a single woman that every day I was learning how to be self-sufficient. That's what building my own Ikea bed taught me.

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There's so much you should've learned in high school.

23 Things You Should Have Learned In High School (But Didn't)

I’d like to teach a high school class called “Sh*t You Should Know To Be An Adult.” There's so much you should've learned in high school.

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Don't let first glances fool you. I am totally lost.

No One Knows What They Are Doing — Including Me

I have no idea what I’m doing. On any given day, at any given moment, I am so thoroughly and genuinely confused about what is happening.

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THIS COULD BE YOU: clear skin, easy smile, GOOP-recommended ergonomic office chair that you forgo in favor of meditating on top of your tiny, clean desk. Probably an apple cider vinegar shot waiting for you in the kitchen.

How To Adult Without Being Slowly Suffocated By Your Responsibilities: A Handy Guide

Learning to break down huge obstacles is an act of self-care that is sometimes easier said than done. Occasionally, you have to call in the help of others to help you step back and see the big picture, break it down, and allocate time and ideas to each task or activity.

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When you’re juggling so many baubles at once, it’s only human to drop one. Or two. Or maybe even seven.

Six Moms Share Their Cringeworthy Christmas Fails

Even the best-laid holiday plans can descend into chaos, but if it’s any consolation, just about everyone has a ‘Christmas fail’ story to share.

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Now that I’m a mother, I’ve entered a whole new world in which I must fake it till I make it.

7 Ways To Fake It 'Til You Make It

I’ve always loved that saying, “fake it 'til you make it.” When I was a young professional (inexperienced employee) sitting in my career station (small cubicle) working hard (emailing friends), I learned a lot about how to make it in the world (pretended like I knew what I was doing). Turns out not much has changed. Now that I’m a mother, I’ve entered a whole new world in which I must fake it till I make it.

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