Being an adult is hard.
You know those movies where the child of some bad-ass leader or just general bad-ass is sent into the wilderness to survive and prove their value and courage for several days? That’s kind of how I feel.
Except… I wasn’t the child of some bad-ass leader or general bad-ass. I was given the ol’ thumbs up, lucky ham around my neck and sent into the wilderness of adulthood. I could stop there if I wanted to, it’s a pretty good visual on how I feel about my life, but… this is a blog and I have the floor to ramble on as I please.
So it turns out that being an adult is mostly just Googling how to do stuff.
Growing up I always thought that adults have the answers. Adults know where they’re going in life. Being an adult will be AWESOME. I do enjoy being an adult, I definitely wouldn’t go back to being a kid… but seriously! They could have at least given me a better heads up. Maybe it’s some sort of right of passage, like, “Nobody ever told me about it, so I’m not going to tell anyone else.”
I really feel like I’m walking around the forest aimlessly with that lucky ham tied around my neck. Although, I feel like I figured out I should ditch that ham a long time ago, but I’ve still got the scent of ham on me. Adulthood is really just us wandering around, trying to not get eaten by a bear, but knowing more than likely we’re going to get eaten by a bear.
I still see other people who try to act like they’ve got life figured out, they’ve got their purpose, they’ve got their lucky ham, proudly walking along with it. I’ve come to realize that no one has life figured out. Some people are good at giving off the illusion they do, but they don’t. They don’t have life figured out anymore than I do. I’m just willing to admit it.
Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.
I think it’s a very frustrating and demoralizing if you have the mindset that everyone else has it figured out and you don’t. All we see of other people is whatever facade they want us to see, well, most people. We feel like we have to measure up to everyone else and when we feel like we haven’t gotten one thing figured out in our lives that that means we’re doing something wrong! We’re not wrong… nobody has it figured out.
Let’s all just breathe a sigh of relief knowing that we’re all in this together… aimlessly walking around the forest with our lucky hams around our necks.