Adventures in Adulthood

It’s been a frustrating few days. On the way to the show on Tuesday, husband’s car speakers started making noises–not the noises we wanted to hear. We headed home to switch out vehicles and headed to the crowded concert.

After maddening phone calls to the big box electronics store on Wednesday after which we left his car there for service, we picked it up tonight. The radio header had to be replaced and they were also able to fix the┬áradio, which has been broken for about two years now. While we’re very glad that they were able to fix it all, the situation sparked yet another conversation about the need for us have at least one reliable car in the family. If the car issue had been larger (say, the electrical system), we would be going shopping this weekend for a new (to us) car.

Dear reader, you may be asking what this has to do with the adventure part of my blog title.

Being an adult is an adventure and it isn’t always fun. Part of being an adult means having to have the conversations about long-term goals, budgets, and wants versus needs. Buying a car is not high on our to do list, but it is something that we could do with minimal adjustment to our budget. However, I’m glad that we do not have to and can spend or save that money as we see fit.

The Record Player in My Head

212/365 – Don’t cry princess, it was only a dream.

I generally do not have problems sleeping. All my life, I’ve slept like a rock. My father loves to tell the story of him walking into my room when I was about 4 years old and he repeatedly picked my hand up, straightened my arm, and then let it go. I didn’t wake up. Like.A.Rock.

On those rare (and I do mean rare) occasions that I cannot sleep, I worry that I’ve made the wrong choices in my life. Did I take the right job? Did I study the right things in college? Should I have not bit my tongue when a friend seemed be looking for advice, but didn’t outright ask for it?

I console myself with this quote from Soren Kierkegaard:

“I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations – one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it – you will regret both.”

I have to just keep living. If I spend too much time worrying, I don’t actually do anything. Reflect and just keep moving forward.

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