I Love My Boring Adult Life

6c7d87ac59e89e91c829525bcf600458Remember when you were in high school or college and your life was always full of exciting changes and choices? And so when people asked you what was new, you always had an interesting answer. Even if the answer was that you were trying to procrastinate studying for your midterms. I feel like every time I talk to my mom or an old friend on the phone and they ask me, “What’s new?” that I never have a good answer anymore. I work, I come home and make dinner, maybe go to the gym, clean, watch Netflix with my roommates, read an interesting book. That’s about how a normal day goes for me.

But here’s the thing, even though my life is pretty boring and predictable right now, I really love it. I love having a regular schedule. I love my job. I love getting 7 or 8 hours of sleep every day. I love planning my life a week or two in advance. Basically, I love being a boring adult.

I recognize that a lot of other people don’t, and that’s fine. But I get a ton of joy and satisfaction from a stable lifestyle. That’s not to say that I never do anything cool. I try to go on a hike every week. I volunteer with a few organizations regularly. I love traveling and exploring new places. I love delicious food and finding new restaurants. I read really great books and have fascinating discussions with friends.

Even though my life is a little mundane, it’s also rich and full and that’s a good place to be!


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