Recently I posted a picture on Instagram of my #adulting action of the day which was an afternoon snack (ahem, dinner) of wine and Cheetos. (Full disclosure: they were actually Nik Naks which are the South African equivalent. They are SO good you guys. I'm addicted. But for the sake of the story, let’s just call them Cheetos.)
What was funny about this #adulting post, embarrassing as it could have been, was that so many people were like “ME TOO.” Haha, I loved it. You know why? Because no one likes to feel like the only one. There's this beautifully freeing thing called honesty that I think we should all partake in more than we currently do.
See, a seemingly mature, responsible 30-something year old should probably not be eating Cheetos and wine for dinner, but WHO MADE UP THAT RULE? Is that a rule? I mean, it may not be the healthiest decision ever, but it’s not illegal. And sometimes, life feels hard and days are long...and preparing a meal for yourself feels like too much work so you just pour a glass of wine, pour a bowl of Cheetos, get under a blanket, and turn on The Good Wife. It’s not breaking the law. (I know, because, Hello, I watch The Good Wife which means I’m super knowledgeable about legal type things.)
The thing is, it’s so hard to not feel like I have to live up to a certain standard right now. My Instagram feed is full of everyone eating their super fancy- hipstery-gluten-free-paleo-vegan-whole 30 home-cooked meals and I feel like I should probably be eating better. And sometimes I do. I can do the super fancy-hipstery-gluten-free-paleo-vegan-whole 30 thing. But not always. Sometimes I eat wine and Cheetos and apparently sometimes you do too. And guess what? That’s OK! It’s actually amazing. We have food to eat. We have clean water whenever we want it. We can watch The Good Wife or really whatever we want. We are alive and showing up as we like to say.
So I’m just here today to say, “good for us!” Whether we are having wine and Cheetos tonight or a well-balanced adult-approved meal...or anything in between, we are all kicking some serious #adulting butt and I’m proud of all my friends today.