When it comes to adulting, I think there’s an interesting balance that we must attempt to strike. Yes, we have to spend the morning fighting with your car that won’t start, the afternoon fighting with your phone company that overcharged you this month and then the night fighting with the clogged toilet. That is hard core adulting right there.
But at the same time we can’t let the adulting of life bury us. You ever meet those grown-ups (like actual grown-up, grown-ups) that just look like this is how their life is going?
I considered upgrading this to “moderate” level adulting tip because it does require a fairly decent amount of self control – but I believe that we adulters can pull this one off.
Here it is:
There’s two reasons why this is an awesome adulting skill.
But more importantly…
By waiting just 24 hours, I almost never pay full price for an item and I end up with only the things I really need (or want).
Now obviously, this doesn’t work for larger stores like Amazon – but it’s good to get into the habit of walking away from impulse buys and giving yourself time to think.
So…what are your tips for saving money online?
In our post break-up drinks this week, Best Friend: Partner In Crime said that it was actually an advice column that spurred the death knell of her relationship. In it, a single woman asked how to not feel like she is being “left behind” by all her married friends who are “moving forward.” The author responded by questioning why being single meant “behind” at all.
“That was a wake-up call for me,” Partner In Crime told me. “I realized I can’t keep acting like I needed him in order to ‘move forward.’ I am moving forward and it has nothing to do with him.”
I nodded so enthusiastically I think my brain took a little beating.
So today, let’s talk about that.
In fantasy stories, there is often a piece of jewelry that makes you invisible. But for women, an engagement ring is a different kind of magic – a dark magic. It is The Ring of Visibility.
Over the last 48 hours, I was starting to feel a little tickle in my throat here, a little sniffle there. Then Best Friend: Partner In Crime broke up with her boyfriend of 4+ years and we ended up drinking for about 6 hours, and I think what little chance my immune system had was quashed by the waves of whatever it was we kept enjoying and enthusiastically ordering “one more!”
So, you win, cold.
My name is Arden and I’m a 30 something learning to adult. When I’m not sharing my journey and tips here, I’m helping others along their journey.