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Saturday, July 2, 2016

How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps By Kelly Williams Brown

Available via Amazon
If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way.
- Amazon



Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, ADULTING makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable-and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn:   
  • What to check for when renting a new apartment-Not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things. 
  • When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world- It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening. 
  • How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office -- Imagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps. 
  • The secret to finding a mechanic you love-Or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind. 

From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.
-Amazon

Central Adulting Theme: 
Harden the Fuck Up By Kelly Williams Brown



Central adulting theme: harden the fuck up


Sometimes, you will think to yourself, “Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! I have so, so much to do, and neither the will nor the energy to do any of it.” At this moment, there are two options:
  • Go get back in bed, thus letting others and yourself down, or;
  • Harden the fuck up.  

As far as I’m concerned, “harden the fuck up” is one of the central tenets of adulthood. I’m tempted to get it tattooed on the inside of my eyelids. Because some people get things done in a functional, systematic way even when they don’t feel like it, and some people don’t. And I know what kind of person I would like to be.  

It’s OK to take a minute and feel completely overwhelmed and maybe even go cry in the office bathroom a little bit. You don’t have to feel guilty for having these very reasonable emotions. But then you need to splash cold water on your face, and go get shit done.

- Kelly Williams Brown

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