When Taylor introduced her Someday I Will link-up, I thought this was a perfect time to introduce my latest theory on what it means to be an adult. Think about it. If you don't have a need for dry shampoo, this implies many things: steady job (and needing only one job, because people with two still might have a crazy schedule necessitating dry shampoo); steady income (shampoo ain't no cheap shit, yo); and a steady social calendar.
But what are the other components of being an "adult"? Things that I will look for and say "I made it"?
Someday I will:
*Be somebody's best friend, confidant, built-in social activities buddy and all-around #1 pick for marriage.
*Be that "adult" that all the teenagers come to with their angsty problems as they sit at my kitchen counter and I make them food. And they'll watch my hands flip the pancakes with all my eclectic rings and wonder how they can live a life so full, so well-lived and well-traveled.
*Be my niece's favorite aunt at her high school graduation.
(Already well on my way to this).
*Be known as the marketing-communications guru amongst the nonprofit community.
I might even get asked to speak at a conference on the topic, someday.
*Have one of my short stories published.
*Be a role model in the church with my husband as an involved couple who truly cares about the community within the church. We'll shake hands with people and volunteer. A lot.
*Have a full-time job doing what I love for a nonprofit organization.
*Have a gigantic right-hand diamond ring just because I can.
And that's it. For now. I want to be a little bit of Sandra Tuohy from The Blind Side, mixed with a whole lot of awesome Autumn, published author, nonprofit marketing-communications guru and sassy old volunteer woman.