Five Ways of Measuring Arrival at Adulthood

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Leaving San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
  1. Buying airline tickets. Yes, laugh at me, seasoned world travelers. Does anyone else always have a slight moment of panic just before hitting the button to confirm? No matter how many I buy, every time…
  2. Shopping at Lowe’s for lumber and screws. That makes me an adult and tough, right? Okay, okay, the tough part is my imagination.
  3. Owning a lawn chair. Now that I have a chair to sit in beside every campfire I visit, I have officially arrived, and can join the crowds of true adults whose bones are too brittle to sit on the hard ground for hours.
  4. Subscribing to a newspaper. All I need are slippers on my feet to shuffle about in, and a pipe to smoke while I sit on my (nonexistent) porch to read it.
  5. Cooking a meal that contains both a main course AND a side or two, instead of just consisting of a bowl of peas. Bonus points if this meal is made for my parents. Nothing says adult like inviting your parents over for risotto and salad, right?
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You can see the blue shelf made with the lumber I bought at Lowe’s.

What makes you feel like you have arrived? When you enjoy the pie crust instead of eating around it? Vacuuming for fun? Reading blog posts about adulting?

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