I’m writing a post for Tuesday because I’ve been employing a serious “summer cleaning” in all areas of my life. Organizing things both naturally and spiritually and as a result it’s got me thinking a lot about… “adulting.”
At 26 I’m realizing a few different things in relation to this term that I don’t believe are as widely understood as they should be. So I figured I would share these pointers with you.
1: There is no one way to “adult.”
Millennials…chill. Recent grads…chiiiill. Let me start by talking about myself…. I don’t have my dream car and I still live at my parent’s house.
I’m not working my dream job nor am I making as much money as I would like BUT none of these facts make me a failure.
Adulting is not defined by having all of the things that you want but by maintaining and sustaining the things that you need in any particular season of your life. Because we are all in different seasons, regardless of age, the things that we need will differ.
While newlyweds in their 20’s may need to invest in a house for this season of their life, another 20 year old may find it more beneficial to invest in their business…and another 20 year old may need to invest time and not money at all into finding a job…feel me?
If you feel like you’re not where you want to be consider:
A. Your Season and
B. What you need for this season
…if you have what you need you will be fully prepared to elevate into another season. If you don’t have what you need, focus your energy on investing in these things.
2. Don’t believe the snaps.
“Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.” – Benajmin Franklin
DO NOT compare yourself with photos you see on Snapchat or Instagram etc… Photos aren’t real they are merely captured milliseconds of the past and quite often representations of preferred existence…even for the person who posted the picture, okay?
3. Get in-tune with self.
Remember when you were little and you’d say, “When I grow up I want to be a ______.” Well the truth is, as long as we are on this earth, we are still growing up. Maybe you became what you wanted to be, maybe you forgot…either way do you know what you want to be 5 years from now? 10 years from now?
Know what you want to be when you grow up and work towards that…
4. Matthew 6:33 Major Key
Okay…so this past Sunday I woke up feeling concerned that I wasn’t adulting right. I looked around at my beautiful yet quaint room. I thought about the fact that I was still living at home and I had this thought….
….when I was a little girl, if I had pictured myself at 26…this is not what I would have pictured.
Instead of getting sad, though, I immediately consulted God:
“God…I’m not going to get upset this time, but I’m not where I feel I want to be. So then God…what is the best way to get from this place to where I want to be in my life?”
As soon as I asked this question, a scripture was brought to mind followed by the overwhelming peace of God.
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you…” Matt 6:33.
“These things,” are all of the things that you worry about and that you wonder about. It’s amazing that God used this one scripture to bring me clarity. He did not tell me a long list of strategies or a to-do list….but one MAJOR KEY to finding wellbeing in every season of my life. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God.”
If God’s word is true, then I guess everything will fall into place after that.
I just want write a special thank you to all of my continued readers. I don’t really know what I’m doing with this blog thing, but I sure hope it helps you to find truth and encouragement…and I sure do appreciate the support.
With love always,
Tiffany Trawick ♥