How My Ex Boyfriend Taught Me the 3 Keys to Adulting
November. 21. 2016
How My Ex Boyfriend Taught Me
The 3 Keys to Adulting
I have to tell you a little funny story. A few months back, I called an ex of mine. The second serious relationship I had... a mature businessman that we'll just call Mr. Fix It, because no matter the problem - he'd find a way to..well... you know.
I spoke with this old confidant on the phone, looking for a little direction.
"What do you think is missing in my life? How can I better myself?" I implored him.
"Caila," he spoke with the hush of the city, as if every horn and barking dog turned to listen. And what was to come next surprised me...
THE THREE KEYS TO HAPPINESS
FINANCES. FAMILY. YOUR FIGURE
1. Learn how to budget. Start with one week as a small victory.
2. Plan a trip to visit your family (specifically your Grandparents).
3. Get your body in shape.
These were his 3 keys to adulthood. Three things missing in my life..
"Why these three things?" I asked him. I hadn't mentioned my woes, just that I want to be happier.
"I know you... and to be happy, you need to feel in control. One of the things that you don't fully understand or have a grasp on is your finances."
"Now, for the second key Caila... I just know you miss them. Never in your life will you regret visiting your Grandparents."
"And when it comes to your physical well being... since this is always your last priority. Working out is a symbol in your own head that you have your life together."
Even though he is no longer a part of my life, I appreciate his words as someone who cares about me. You see I think not all relationships are meant to last, but all relationships are meant to teach you something… if only you are open enough to listen.