You know you’re getting old when wine shopping sounds like fun. If you’re having a bad day, and reminding yourself that you have a bottle of wine at home gets you excited-then you’re officially adulating. It’s like you’ve traded in your shot glass for one of those glasses that can hold the whole bottle of wine. #nojudgement I’m calling it the Olivia Pope syndrome. Because when life gets hectic, you realize your man is a scrub, and you’re broke as hell- wine is suddenly the answer. It makes everything better.
My classmates voted me most likely to flake. *Kanye shrugs* It’s true. It may be the fact that it’s time for us to choose responsibilities over spontaneity, or it could be that I’m just flaky af. #idk I’ll be honest, when I initially make plans I have the intention to fulfill them. Life just gets in the way. So at times, I have to choose life over fun. And I’m no longer at a point in life where I feel the need to make up excuses for that. It’s true. The older you get, the more things you have to commit to , and the more things you may flake out on. Just own it. #carryon
I have a bad habit of sleeping for 5 hours or less a night. In my defense, i'm a Capricorn. We don't need sleep. We get our energy from ruling the world. The twirling helps us re-charge. But the older I get the more I think about sleep. Adulting is tiring.
Before I got out, I weigh my options. I think: “will this experience be more fulfilling than Netflix.” And I’m going to be honest, very few outings are more fulfilling than Netflix. I mean think about. We’re adults now, we spend the entire day at work-with people. We got to gym-with people. We go to the grocery store-with people. You need some alone time. So the very few hours that you’ve scheduled for fun, can easily be spent alone, in the comfort of your own home. Netflix>Companionship
Y’allI I used to be so fun, and no one believes me anymore. #imseriousthough I was most likely to head to Austin for a weekend to dance on the bar and twirl through the streets. I was down for every late night adventure, and I was an adrenaline junky. Now, I still love adventures-I’m just not as reckless. I’m not going to drive down a mysterious road, or meet some random people at 2am IHOP for hash-browns. I’m too old, and I can afford my own after night out meals. Everything I do is planned out well in advanced now. I can’t help it, I’m an adult. If you constantly remind yourself about the crazy days of your youth then you are officially adulting. Don’t worry, you can still be fun!
Who the hell is Shawn Mendes and why is he always on my radio? You realize that you’re an adult when the new pop stars are a whole 2 ½ degrees in education behind you. These kids are still in high school. There’s like a whole new version of Bieber and Selena that I didn’t ‘t even know about. We’re like 3 generations older than the new kids on Degrassi. We’re too old to accurately keep up with the youngest Kardashians. Accept that you’re an adult. *sips margarita*
I try to hook my best friends with random people up all the time, and I know they hate it. If we’re being honest: I know that I’ve become the boring girl in a relationship, and I want to bring them down with me! Lol But seriously, everyone tries to marry you off the moment you get your diploma. I have a friend who was recently tricked into a blind date. Let’s call her “Miss Uninterested”! So Miss Uninterested was invited out by a good friend for happy hour. Little did she know that friend had planned a surprise double date. #ihatesurprises So she gets to the bar and meets this “eligible bachelor”. He was probably a sweet guy, but she wasn’t interested. So she did what any reasonable millennial would do if they were caught in this predicament. She tweeted out a cry for help. She requested that someone called her with a fake emergency. So 2.5 minutes later she received that phone call, and another phone call, and another one. Before she was able to leave the table, her “cousin, mother, and sister had all called her about a plumbing issue, a family health emergency, and car trouble. Her date sarcastically said said: “Wow, you’re really having a rough day” as he ordered another drink. Moral of the story: don’t keep friends that would surprise you with a blind date. #trust no one #adulting101
Y’all I’m attending more weddings than parties this year. Everyone is getting hitched! And I’m excited for y’all, it just freaks me out a little. I never truly understood the awkwardness in 27 dresses until now. When you’re old enough to attend your friend’s wedding, people start looking at you to be next. It’s like the bouquet immediately gets thrown your way. #stopthat You know you’re adulating when people suggest that you’re “next”. Do me a favor- don’t push marriage on me at your wedding! Just have an open bar and play a little Yonce! *Kanye shrugs*
Sundays are meant for laundry and groceries, and I get so excited about it! I have a friend who was recently asked out on a date. The problem is, he asked her out for Sunday brunch. She replied with: Sorry. I do laundry and groceries all day Sunday, Can we reschedule? LOL I’m pretty sure he thought she wasn’t interested, because he never contacted her again. If you get enjoyment out of doing the things you avoided as a kid then you’re old. #adulting
I’m more selective about those who I connect with on Linkedin than Facebook. When you’re adulating you realize that your network is extremely important. EVERYTHING is an opportunity to sell yourself and grow your personal brand. So you begin to choose your friends a little more carefully.
Forbes 30 under 30 class of 2016 was released a few days ago, and I realized I had less than 7 years to make it. It’s no longer a dream a goal, it’s reality. And it’s crunch time. There’s no such thing as saying, “when I grow up” anymore. You are a grown up, and you have to do grown things, and change the world in grown ways. The future is now. #adulting *drops bedazzled mic*
Amira does what Amira wants to do when Amira wants to do it. That’s my motto in life. And some may think it’s selfish, but it’s not. It’s self-love. I love myself enough to choose me. I choose to do what I love. I choose to change the world in my own way. I choose to be happy. And that’s what adulting is about. It’s about being grown enough to put yourself first when you need to. It’s about realizing that you are just as important as any and everything else. It’s about finally deciding to be yourself. You’re an adult. You know you’re adulting when you’re being unapologetically true to your soul. *twirls away*