One moment you are a teenager, enjoying life and thinking about what to do on Friday night. The next moment you are heading off to college, getting ready to advance your education so you can start your career. Moments go by in the blink of an eye and before you know it you are an adult out on your own in this world.There are many things we grow up to realize that we were never told about being an adult, here are just a few things that your mom never told you about being an adult:
You Can’t Stay Up All Night And Function – no more are the days of youth when you could pull an all-nigher and still function properly the next day.
It Will Take Time To Find The Right Job – your dream job will not land in your lap, it will take many job changes before you find the right job that suits you. You also need to work hard to get there.
You May Still Need Your Mom – no matter how independent you are, there will still be times that you need your Mom and that’s okay.
Friendships Are Hard Work – as an adult living your own life, keeping friendships will become hard work, you will have to learn to balance responsibilities with friendships.
Changing Your Mind Is Okay – even adults aren’t fully sure of what they are doing, you will change your mind frequently based on experiences and that is okay.
Making Mistakes Is Inevitable – no matter how careful you are as an adult, mistakes will still be made, it’s simply part of the human being makeup.
Second Guessing Will Happen – you may second guess anything that you ever dreamed to be as an adult; learn to be okay with moving forward in a new direction if necessary.
You Need To Learn To Cook – while my own mom taught me how to cook, I've had a few friends who stated that their own mom didn't teach them. Knowing how to cook nutritious meals, with vegetables, will become a necessary component in your life, finances won’t allow for you to eat out on a regular basis. It also isn't good for you!
Nothing Will Seem 100% Perfect – whether it’s a job, relationships or friendships there is not one thing in life that will ever be 100% perfect.
Living With Your Parents Happens – life can throw you a curve-ball and you may end up living with your parents again. And this is OK.
The older you get in life, the more you realize that your mom never told you a variety of things about being an adult. Remember your Mom is only a human being, she couldn’t teach you everything. Moms do their best to lead by example, take a moment to think about everything your mom never told you about being an adult and take time to see that maybe she was simply protecting you, as Moms do.
Let's discuss: What other things can you add to the list that your own mom never told you about being an adult?