Love Yourself Challenge #3: Find A Book To Read
For years I've maintained that there should be a basic "life skills" class you have to take as a requirement to graduate college. Something that teaches you how to "adult" well...because I clearly suck at it so that's why I chose Adulting: How To Become A Grown-Up In 468 Easy(ish) Steps as my book to read!
There are certain adult things I'm good at like paying my own bills, cooking and showing up to work on time. But picking out the right furniture for a one bedroom apartment? Knowing what tools to have around my place just in case? Cleaning my apartment rather than shoving all my junk into my closet and calling it clean? Nope. I'm bad at at all of that.
This book by Kelly Williams Brown helps tackle some of those less fun aspects of being an adult in a humorous way. For example, in the 30 pages that I've read so far I've learned why it's so important to buy something like toilet paper in bulk. I never even thought about it. I normally get a six roll pack because I "don't want to spend the money" on a bulk size. But what is the one thing that's non-perishable, that you use everyday and may need in the middle of the night when the stores are closed one day? Toilet paper. Buy it in bulk. It's cheaper in the long run and you always need it.
Of course there are more important lessons in there like the five tools you should always have on hand in your very first apartment, what to look for while finding a place to live (electrical outlets, water pressure, closet/storage options) and how to stop enjoying things ironically and just unapologetically like the things you like.
Each section includes "adulting discussion questions" at the end to make you reflect on what you learned as well.
With a bunch of 5 star reviews on Amazon, I have a feeling I'm really going to enjoy this book while learning a lot!