More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received

When it comes to being an adult, I have definitely not got it all figured out just yet.  I doubt I ever will.  I still have problems making my bed on a regular basis.  I still feel like I’m playing dress up when I wear a nice blazer to work Continue reading “More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received”

The Broke Girl’s Life Advice for Females Entering Adulthood

Getting to that next stage. And it’s a picture, because I read twice today that people like seeing pictures and this seemed the most appropriate. Plus, you’re never too old to go for a run in the snow in heels

I have always said that there needs to be a mandatory life skill class in high school for teens on the brink of adulthood.  Parenting, intimacy and relationships, scheduling and prioritization, shopping and meal planning for everyday cooking, gardening, finances, even taking care of animals are all things that we generally forego in lieu of algebra, art, aesthetics and phys-ed – which are all important too, don’t get me wrong.  But every year we are sending another group of unprepared new graduates out into the real world, all set for post secondary school, new careers, but with very little practical advice on how to navigate their own personal lives and what to expect out of them.  Especially as females, the more vulnerable of the two genders, we take what we can from our parents (if we’re lucky to have good role models guiding us), our mentors, older siblings and friends, but they’re not going to cover everything.  And neither am I.  But I am going to list some of the things that I wish I had been told when I was younger. Continue reading “The Broke Girl’s Life Advice for Females Entering Adulthood”