as a 24-year-old legit adult, i (sometimes) . . .
1// make a budget
2// stick to that budget........in the long run.
3// pronounce "quinoa" correctly (it's not "keen-OH-ah," like i may have thought originally......)
5// make a healthy meal in less than 30 minutes
6// memorize more than just relient k song lyrics
7// stay on top of renewing my background clearances/licenses/car registrations, etc.
8// work 40+ hours a week and still maintain a basic level of cleanliness at home
9// stay in touch with my girlfriends even though we all have grown-up schedules
10// shamelessly accept the facebook friend requests from people as old as my parents
11// stay excited about Jesus as i was back in the day...minus the christian t-shirts, perhaps...
12// maneuver grown-up conversation in a crowd when i don't know anyone very well
13// occupy my time wisely (like on a day off--i can be productive!)
14// take vitamins daily--does it matter that they're lemonade-flavored gummies?
15// keep on top of sending thank-you notes to relatives/friends
16// read through a geneology in the old testament and a) not get bored, and b) recognize some names as eventually becoming old testament nations (did you know amalek was a real dude? cue the amalekites)
17// keep (relatively) calm in a disagreement and patiently listen to the other person
19// remember to tithe regularly (although being able to do that online really helped)
20// wear good footwear as opposed to sacrificing style for comfort...like how i only wore heels to teach in once and never made that mistake again!
21// compose a professional email/resume/etc.
22// plan for the future using big words like "investments" and "home equity"
23// get a credit card!! finally! and no one had to co-sign to validate my existence! so now i can start building good credit!
24// keep my library fines under $10 (because after $10 they don't let you check things out, so.........)
what would be on your list of grown-upy things you do?