25 Things I’m Going to Start Doing Now That I’m Turning 25 AKA Practically Becoming An Adult
Yes. I am turning 21. Again. Yes, I have accepted that 25 for girls in LA years is basically 40. So, instead of getting 25 cats and calling it a day. I made a list of 25 things I want to start doing so I can be more adult. Because that’s what adults do right? Blog?
1.) Drink Red Wine instead of white. Because everyone knows red wine is for adults.
Cheers to not being dead yet!
2.) No more drunk dials, texts or tweets. Sorry I’m too busy being an adult having adult conversations to be glued to my phone and trying to decode what “hi” really means.
None of this.
3.) Read the New York Times in paper form and not just the style section.
4.) Read more books. And by books I mean real books. Not just watching movies of adapted books and claiming I read the book and it was totally better. No one ACTUALLY read all those Twilight books cover to cover. Cool it.
Just like Mona Lisa!
5.) Stop hitting snooze and actually get up to make the 6:30AM spin class. You can do this.
So happy I made it to spin!
6.) Bring reusable bags to Trader Joes/ Whole Foods
7.) Throw a dinner party where I basically act like I’m Martha Stewart meets Giada meets Cupcakes & Cashmere without the whole going to jail, prostituting myself to celebrities and or complaining about all of my none problems.
Why is there rosemary casually in glasses? Oh. It’s an adult thing.
8.) Make my bed every day. This includes tucking in the sheets and not just stuffing them under the comforter.
9.) Now that I know how the post office works. Send more handwritten notes. Thank You notes. Or notes to friends a far just because. Spell check these notes.
You’ve got mail! Actual mail…
10.) Get better at spelling and grammar.
A lot is two words. Remember that.
11.) Know what’s going on in the world. And by world I mean news outside of where John Mayer went to dinner last night.
Because if he’s in LA the answer is Katsuya. Always Katsuya.
12.) Go to museums to actually appreciate the art. Instead of just going to stage a “spontaneous” photo shoot in front of the LACMA’s light structure.
Guys! You know there’s a museum behind this photo op…
13.) Watch more movies that enrich my mind. And less campy 80s movies because I’m bored and it’s streaming on Netflix. If I am bored pick up one of those books I said I would read.
I still want those 90 minutes of my life back, SJP….
14.) Go on walks.
Just like this!
15.) Listen to more Jazz and or Classical Music. Always have that said music playing at these dinner parties I plan on throwing.
Also get this neon sign.
16.) Accessorize more thoughtfully and not just throw on random necklaces pretending I’m Carrie Bradshaw. Put down the belt. Calm down.
You do not equal Carrie Bradshaw. Accept it.
17.) Remember my friend’s birthdays and not because Facebook reminds me. Because I’m adult now and I write stuff down.
18.) Keep my car clean. This means no empty 5 hour energy/coconut water/Starbucks/ Pressed Juicery bottles lining the floor like a homeless person’s shopping cart. The only acceptable thing to leave in my car is my Yoga mat and reusable grocery bags. So I can remind passengers that yes. I DO do yoga and save the world simultaneously. You’re welcome.
19,) Recycle. Cans and bottles. Not exes.
20.) Master parallel parking. And accept that fact that not EVERYWHERE in LA has valet. Okay well the places worth going to do so there’s that. Fuck it. I’m an adult now. I’m going to valet my car.
21.) Stop buying $2 sake from Whole Foods and proceeding to drink the entire bottle by myself while live tweeting/ watching Melissa & Joey on Hulu. You’re better than that.
22.) Pay taxes without crying.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!
23.) Make an investment on something other than shoes and martinis. Again. You are not Carrie Bradshaw.
24.) Learn to appreciate whiskey without making it a pickleback.
25.) Have an educated opinion on politics aside from the evolution of Hilary Clinton’s pant suits.
oooo the colors!