Every blog needs its first post. Some grand welcome to the world that nobody will read because, well, it’s the first post and nobody knows about the blog yet. So here is mine. Here is the inspiration behind my pet project that might very well end with this post and might very well follow me well into my reluctant adulthood. Here is my story of how “Not Adulting Right Now” came to be..
One day I was scrolling through Netflix looking for something to watch and I noticed a new category of suggested movies called “Reluctant Adults.” Really? Really, Netflix? You’re going to make me a custom category commenting on my inability to grow up? Really?! Netflix is probably on to something.. To be fair, my home DVD collection consists of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Alien vs. Predator, Grease, Mean Girls and Doom, but Reluctant Adult?! I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, so I watched Van Wilder. There’s a reluctant adult! He makes me look like an amateur.
But with Netflix, came inspiration. The inspiration for this blog. The truth is, I am a bit reluctant. I’m single, I consider cheese and crackers to be dinner, I sleep on the couch on a semi-regular basis, and I was once almost kicked out of a petting zoo because, well, it was actually a regular zoo. But, come on???!! Who can adult all the time? That’s boring! And, exhausting. So, here we go..#notadultingrightnow. Let’s do this. Let’s not adult and love it. I’m not saying quit your job and stop paying your bills. I’m saying don’t get bogged down in the mundane, enjoy life like you have freedom, like you are unburdened and unapologetically yourself.
Full disclosure, my dad still pays for my Netflix. Thanks Dad! I love you 😊