Being An Adult

Sundays are supposed to be relaxing, aren’t they? Then why have I spent the entire day overseeing the installation of our new cabinets and shelves when I could have been sleeping! Ah well, I think it was worth the sacrifice. So, we finally have shelves and nightstands fixed to the walls and I have to say I am overjoyed with the finished result. We still need to get the third cabinet for the living room to really complete the look, but for now I am ecstatic to have more storage! The idea for these shelves has been in my head for almost a year now and it has finally come to life, all thanks to the help of my husband and his dad.

While we were taking a break from putting up the shelves I kept remarking on how much more of an adult I feel now that we’ve got shelves up on the walls. And then I wondered: How long have I been an adult? I’m not exactly sure when I stopped being a twenty-something year old and graduated to the title of “Adult”, but I would bet it’s happened gradually over the last year.

Being an adult means understanding what a mortgage is and how to get one. It’s making budgeting spreadsheets with your husband at 9pm on a Friday. It’s planning years in advance. It’s managing a savings account. Sometimes it’s furrowing your brow in concentration as you meticulously clean the kitchen counters before your in-laws swing by. Other times it is accepting that your eye sight is no longer 20/20. It’s forgetting where you left your phone, and it’s feeling sleepy after two drinks.

There is a lot of responsibility with being an adult, and even though it can get to be a bit much, I constantly surprise myself at how well I handle most of it. Granted, this whole “responsibility” thing is still very new to me, but I think I’m managing it so far. It’s kind of like doing a puzzle I’ve seen so many people working on before me: I vaguely know where the pieces go, even if I don’t have the big picture just yet. There’s a lot of guess-work involved, I get frustrated, tears are shed, but eventually everything comes together and I feel like I accomplished something worthwhile.

Anyway, what I’m getting at is that I feel more grown up and I wanted to document it. I’ll have to switch lenses and get a full shot of the shelves and cabinets sometime soon, but for now here are a few pictures to tide you over!

Oh, and quickly before I go, I just wanted to mention how much I am enjoying this photo journal. It’s only been ten days so far but I’ve been having a lot of fun trying to figure out what sort of photos I’ll take and posts I’ll write each day. And to anyone who has kept up with me: thank you!!! I feel so sappy saying this, but it really means a lot.

Okay, that’s all for today! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow.



One comment

  1. Yo, I am all about that second picture. That’s like, months of saving and planning all coming together.

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