I was thinking the other day, what’s the one thing I have yet to do as a full-fledged adult?
Travel? Nope. BEEN THERE. DONE THAT. I’ve seen almost half of the entire United Kingdom. Impressive, I know.
Do something dangerous? Does white water rafting and almost being killed by a horse count? OK, so the horse didn’t almost kill me but I can’t remember being as terrified as I was while on that hill surrounded by horses that refused to stay on the trail and a hung over guide.
Get married? Yep. To be cliche, it was one of the best days of my life. And I looked amazing. Oh right, I was also surrounded by friends and family and love, blah blah blah.
Fulfill a dream? Let’s not go there. I still have lofty goals of using my acting chops again someday, but hey I did start both a blog AND a novel in the course of a few months. That’s something.
Have a pet? Adopting McKenna has definitely made me feel like an adult. No question. I love her so much my heart wants to burst every time I squeeze her little head. I think I may have cute aggression. For realz.
NONE OF THESE ARE IT!
But there is something I’ve never done as an adult that is on my horizon: I’m going to live at home… with my parents. (And my husband of course.)
You know, I guess I didn’t get enough of that good ol’ fashioned family time all those 18 years I lived at home, so I thought I’d give it another try. Both The Sister and The Glue have lived at home as adults during transitional times in their lives but I’ll be the only bringing an appendage (The Scottish) along.
Did I mention The Scottish and I are moving? That’s our big news! We’re heading north sometime in January to the best state in America… Minnesota!! Because most people move FARTHER NORTH in the middle of winter, don’t they? 🙂
For some reason, our moving news is somewhat shocking to family and friends, in a good way. I guess no one believed me when I went on and on about Kansas being temporary, short-term, and a quick stop on our way to MN. We signed a six month lease with the intention to save money, and bring The Scottish closer to his job while he secured a green card. CHECK. So he’ll work remotely for the time being in MN until it’s time for a change.
No offense to those who really love living in Kansas, (which is pretty much everyone I talk to here- this state has a ton of home pride), but I’d be lying if I said we both don’t shudder at the thought of staying longer. While it’s not the place for us, we still had fun exploring as much as we could in our short time.
I’m actually not too bummed about moving home at the age of 30 and living rent free for a month or two. I’m blessed that my parents aren’t total whack-jobs and I can stand living with them for a SHORT period of time. I’m happy that my husband is so care-free and easy-going that he is willing to live with his in-laws. (They actually like him better than they like me, so trust me, he’ll have it much easier!) I’m pumped to move back to the place where I grew up, live near my siblings and old friends again, and rediscover the Twin Cities as an adult.
So there ya have it. Times are changing. And I have to pack up my house again, shoot me.
Have you lived at home as an adult? And no, college breaks do not count!!