I'm a big kid now.

I'm 25 years old. In legal terms, I've been an adult for 7 years. But for some reason, over the past couple months, I've felt more adult than ever.

1. I got married. That's a pretty adult thing to do, right? I know we were living together for a year beforehand. And I have friends who say they didn't feel any different after getting married. But not me. I most definitely felt different. I made a huge commitment! I chose to commit myself to the man I love for the rest of my life and that is exhilarating. There are still moments that take my breath away when I realize all over again that I'm lucky enough to spend my days with JP.

2. I got a new job. Sure, working any job is very "adult-like," but realizing you're unhappy and then taking steps to secure a new and better job is even more adult-like. It's amazing how much your job can impact your life. I'm an easy-going person and I'm a good worker. But at my last job, I was so unhappy. I used to leave work depressed and would wonder what I was doing here. I was miserable. So I took control of my life and found a new job - now I'm working at a hospital with out-of-this-world benefits, I can afford medical AND dental insurance for me AND JP, and I'm happy. I enjoy my job. Now I leave work happy and excited to be living in NYC again. (Oh and I wear a lab coat and get to have a locker. WIN.)

3. I cook. No, even more than that...I like to cook. One of my favorite things to do in my down time is look up new tasty recipes to try. My recent successes include fried zucchini, zucchini pasta, shortbread cookies, cinnamon rolls, chicken teryaki, fried chicken nuggets... It's so. Much. Fun.

4. My wardrobe has subtly shifted. I mean, I still wear a lot of the same stuff, but lately when I buy clothes it's different. I buy tops that are a little more loose fitting and I buy dress pants (and think I might would actually wear them outside of work). I like it.

So yeah. Here's to being married for 86 days. And acting like an adult.

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