Before you read any further, I must warn you that I am not the right person to seek advice from, when it comes to “adulting”. You are talking to the guy that unsuccessfully made oatmeal this morning before locking himself out of his apartment.
Anyhow, my immaturity is actually great news for you. Let me explain. If a guy like me, who may or may not still sleep with a night light, has made it this far, then you are going to knock this whole “adulting” thing out of the park. The question now becomes:
“How have I made it this far?”
Would you believe me, if I told you that the answer was pixie dust?
In reality, there are a few things that you should know, in order to become a successful adult. For starters, anyone that tells you that they have this whole “adulting” thing down pat, is definitely lying to you. I hate to break it to you, but you are never going to master “adulting.” Life throw curveballs at us every day. Further, the best thing that you can do is “own it.” If you have a special interest such as chess, then own it. Join a chess club. Get involved. If you are cooking for yourself for the first time and you set off the fire alarm, then own it. Acknowledge it, learn from it, and move on. If an exam doesn’t go as well as you thought, then own it. Acknowledge it, learn from it, and move on. The most successful adults dwell on the future, not the past. Everything will work out in the end.