I think I’m an adult, but then I go into the homes of people who are really adults and I think, “Ooooh. So that’s what an adult lives like.” I thought that, because I scrub the layer of grime around my stove burners off twice a year when it’s become totally nasty that I’m an adult. I didn’t realize there were people doing things like, applying product to prevent said grime buildup or hiring housekeepers to remove it regularly. I thought I was an adult because I save some money each month—like, any at all. I didn’t realize that real adults have budgets and set their lives up to save a guaranteed amount each month that they then direct into things like stocks and bonds. See the difference there? Well, look, I won’t be able to make such major changes overnight, but there are a few things that all of us pseudo-adults can do today that will make us feel like we have our lives together.
Investing in your self-improvement
Going to piano lessons or hiring a second-language tutor doesn’t have to stop when you leave your parent’s home. If there’s a skill you want to learn, just because, then treat yourself to it. You can hire a second-language tutor today. You can pay for your own piano lessons.