I watched the fabulous film Happy Go Lucky this weekend and a recurring theme is growing up. But its not a coming of age movie in the traditional sense. The main character, Poppy, is 30. And Poppy is just living her life and having fun, but not without troubles. She’s thoughtful and happy through all those trouble. I loved the film, but I’m not good at reviewing things I like and I feel like I’m not doing it justice. All I can say is, I recommend this film as a must see.
Back to the growing up theme. The film made me think about what sort of things make me feel grown up. Here’s my list.
Things that make me feel grown up:
Hot tea. I always think of hot tea as a beverage for old people and British people, or rather non-Americans. Young Americans that drink hot tea are posers. BTW, I drink hot tea, but I feel old, and sometimes British when I do.
Paying bills on time or before they are due. I feel so accomplished and responsible when I pay bills before they are due.
Going to the Doctor for preventive maintenance.
Paying for grooming, such as nails, eyebrows, facials. This is the stuff I usually do myself, but when I pay someone to trim and buff me, I feel like a serious adult.
Not driving under the influence. And I’m leaving this broad by sticking with “under the influence.” It could be any influence, mainly the narcotic variety.
Reading “smart” books that have words I’ve never heard, let alone read. But, I pretend to keep reading the books never quite knowing what I’m reading.
Doing my job and meeting deadlines without supervision. I googled “being responsible” and the School for Champions gives one example I can relate to: “When an adult worker constantly need someone to watch over him, or he will goof-off, not work at all or do the wrong thing, that worker is not considered capable of responsibility.” I think I need to read more from the School for Champions. But I’d rather goof-off.
Well, I’m sleepy and ready to head home. I love you all.