Never mind Year of the Pig. This is the Year I Adult.

Turning 40 apparently triggered something in my brain. A switch has flipped on, and I find myself doing all sorts of grown-up, adult things. I’m making life-altering choices. None of which involve moving to Barbados. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. I’m really wanting to put down some roots.

green tree photo

Putting Down Roots (Photo by Felix Mittermeier on

Remember the goal I had of reaching $500 by the end of February? I did it. I reached $600. I’m now playing phone tag with my finance guy to get that money invested and get it working for me. Because I have a goal for that money. And it’s not my retirement right away. I want to buy a car.


Yes, you read that right. A car. No, I don’t drive – yet. But I will. Yesterday I went out and bought myself the Ontario Driver’s Handbook. And in the next 2 weeks, I’ll go write that test and get my G1. Of course it’ll then be a good 8-12 months before I can drive on my own, but at least I’ll have the process going. Because this is the Year I Adult.

Adulting Meme

P.S. I’m also going to casually mention that I’ve been dating someone for the past 6 weeks or so. Without gushing too much, it’s going well. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much in my life. I have a lot of fun with him.

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1 Response to Never mind Year of the Pig. This is the Year I Adult.

  1. mrsgmh says:

    Good luck with the driving course, Kathleen. Glad your love life is going well 🙂


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