You may not know what “adulting” means, so before I dive into this post I’m going to give you a brief definition.
Adulting: the term for when a young adult (usually 18-24, or so), does something by themselves that is something that’s basically required of adults in this day and age. Such as, making an appointment, going to a job interview, buying a car, renting an apartment, etc. An “Adulting win” is when they do something successfully, usually for the first time, I.E. getting their first job. An “Adulting Fail” is when they attempt to do something “adulty” and screw up, such as microwaving tin foil.
Last week, my week of adulting was:
Sunday: I Ordered several things off of ebay, including a refurbed 2009 MacBook, without a charger. I had to be very careful and research the seller before I bought the computer, to make sure the under $200 laptop was worth it. It definitely ending up being worth it! I received it two days before I was supposed to, and only two days after it shipped.
Monday: I went to work? (Um, I did that four days this week though…) That was the most adult thing I did on Monday, I believe,
Tuesday: I made my own appointment to get my haircut, in person. I also made an appointment to get my belly button pierced over the phone.
Wednesday: First potluck I’ve been to by myself, I even made a cake to bring. It was at my new job, we had an employee potluck. It was certainly a lot of fun!
Thursday: Just my normal music lessons and volunteering… Though volunteering at the animal shelter could almost be considered an adult thing.
Friday: Payed for my own belly button piercing, and for my haircut. I even tipped both places! I didn’t try to figure out the correct tip amount, though, I just gave them extra money. I was shocked, I had most of my hair cut off, I got it shampoo’d, and styled, and the whole thing only cost $27 before the tip!
So, with my full week of adulting, I also knocked something off of my list: getting my belly button pierced.
I’m going to be honest, it hurt more than I was expecting. I’ve read a lot of people say that they barely felt it at all, or that they didn’t feel it. I definitely felt it. I didn’t bleed, but it felt like he had pierced too much of my skin, and was having a hard time getting the needle through. Maybe it was just me, but it seemed to take a long time to poke all the way through.
It’s doing better now, except for when I accidentally pull on it, or brush it wrong. I’m sure it will be sore for a few days. The piercer I went to was pretty bad, too, from research and talking to people, so that could have been part of it.