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Secrets of Adulthood

I was reminded of a post a wrote a while ago about ‘Secrets of Adulthood’ after reading The Happiness Project.  I added a few new ones that I think are important.  What are your ‘secrets’?

September 19, 2012

Secrets of Adulthood

A few weeks ago I read the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and at the beginning of the book she lists what she calls her “Secrets of Adulthood.”  These are lessons that she has learned with some difficulty as she grew up.

Her list can be found here but I liked the idea and quickly wrote down a few of my own.

-RSVP on time

-Send birthday cards

-Know proper grammar (at least when to use me and I—it is killing me on Facebook)

-Read as much as you can

-Be knowledgeable about current events

-Have a go-to drink even if it is just to hold

-Introduce yourself with your first and last name (and a good handshake)

-You don’t have to be good at everything but be passionate about something

-Know one good, clean joke

-Call you grandparents

-Be kind to airport workers, customer service reps, cable guys, etc.—these people have a lot of power

-Print out pictures

-Floss

-Bring Advil

-Bring comfy shoes

-Give others the benefit of the doubt at first

-Make lists

-Learn to use public transit

-Wear your nice jewelry—don’t just be afraid you will lose it

-Know when to say ‘when’

-When in doubt, write a thank you note

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What I’ve Been…

Eating/Drinking: delicious pasta at Alex’s, chicken nuggets at Mall Tavern, coffee, amazing scallops and red wine at The Thomas Cubitt, a gigantic cheese plate at Gordon’s Wine Bar, salad at our old standby—The Academy, lots of fruit, too much Easter candy, trying to drink more water this week.

Doing: finishing up my work before the long weekend, being touristy with friends in town, strolling through lots of parks to see the tulips, reading, listening to This American Life, packing for Morocco.

Planning: my friends are coming in early May and I cannot wait! Planning tea, dinners, and fun things for when they are here!

Reading:  finishing What Alice Forgot

Loving: the sunshine and spring-like temperatures

Excited for: Morocco on Thursday!

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Fun weekend with friends…
…having lunch at Mall Tavern
…dodging the crowds at Portobello Market
…strolling through Hyde, Holland, and Green Park towards Buckingham Palace
…taking in Big Ben and Westminster Abbey because they never get old
…dining at Thomas Cubbitt and drinking with a coworker
…cheering on the runners during the marathon and toasting to them at Gordon’s Wine Bar
…relaxing during an impromptu picnic happy hour
Spring is here and I am loving it!

Fun weekend with friends…

…having lunch at Mall Tavern

…dodging the crowds at Portobello Market

…strolling through Hyde, Holland, and Green Park towards Buckingham Palace

…taking in Big Ben and Westminster Abbey because they never get old

…dining at Thomas Cubbitt and drinking with a coworker

…cheering on the runners during the marathon and toasting to them at Gordon’s Wine Bar

…relaxing during an impromptu picnic happy hour

Spring is here and I am loving it!

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Monday Musings…

-I am so obsessed with this salad, really with everything she makes.

-My diet this weekend was made up mostly of Brie and white wine.

-Jackie told me to start rinsing my hair instead of washing it so often.  So far, so good.

-My cab driver last week told me that they found the missing plane and found 6 people alive.  I was shocked and couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard that…I am concerned about his news source.

-Prince George..that is all.

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My dad sends us comics that he clips from the newspapers back home. This one made me laugh out loud.

My dad sends us comics that he clips from the newspapers back home. This one made me laugh out loud.

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