Oh hi! Welcome to my blog. I don’t know how you ended up here, but I’m pretty pumped you did. You see, I want you to join me on my journey to reflect on and potentially even make sense of various aspects of life as a full-fledged adult.
Before you groan, please know that this is not a blog about “adulting,” or god forbid “hashtag adulting.” This goes way beyond paying your rent, showing up to work on time, and cooking a meal once a week. If you’re still in the stage of life where you make bad decisions the minute you set foot in a bar, I can’t help you. (You’re also probably too young to understand the totally rad reference in the name of this blog). What I’m focused on are the bigger issues that the majority of us encounter once we’ve been in the world for a number of years and feel like we should have figured out, but inevitably don’t. Namely, I'm referring to:
Career – Why is the working world so complicated? How does one climb the god forsaken corporate ladder faster than their colleagues? Why is having a job you find fulfilling and also get paid well for so darn elusive? And what about the existential questions such as “what should I be doing with my life?” I wrestle with these questions personally all the time, and as a manager and a professional admissions consultant I help others think through professional development and career options as well.
Money – My parents had me investing my savings in a CD (certificate of deposit) at age 8 and I’ve been working in investment management for the better part of the last 15 years. I find managing my finances to be fun, though I realize this isn’t the case for everyone. Making good financial decisions is incredibly important because it will partially dictate how you live your life and the options that are available to you later on. Here I intend to share my view on the money management topics I know and love, as well as delve into the personal finance topics that make my eyes glaze over but deep down I know I should be paying attention to (I'm looking at you, life insurance).
Mom Life – Here's where I'm going to get gender specific but let's be honest, moms have some pretty unique demands when it comes to kids, especially early on. I am passionate about this topic because I'm currently living my best mom life with my toddler son, or at least trying to. I don't purport to have any specialized knowledge when it comes to child-rearing, so my aim here is simply to share things that have worked well for me and provide moral support, because being a mom is not for the faint of heart. Additionally, I’ll be publishing an eBook on surviving and thriving as a first-time mom later this year. Stay tuned!
Given the name of this blog, you may be wondering if I think I have all of the answers to the above. Emphatic no. I definitely do not. All three areas are a work in progress for me, and likely will be for the rest of my life (how inspiring!) I do, however, think I have some relevant experience to draw on, and I’m eager to share my advice, learnings, and self-reflections with you. If I’ve learned anything over the past decade, it’s that being an honest-to-god adult is hard and we could all use a little guidance and a lot of camaraderie and humor on this journey. That’s exactly what I’m trying to provide. Stick with me and maybe, just maybe, we’ll figure this thing out together!