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Jaina ([personal profile] effervescible) wrote2011-11-09 08:53 pm

In which I YET AGAIN attempt to use this thing regularly and not disappear...

...in baby steps.

I turned 30 the other week. I won't deny that there came a bit of "oh god I am so old and don't know what I'm doing with my life and I do NOT have my shit TOGETHER like I should at this age" withit, but I also started to GET some of my shit together. And it was better than the quarter-life crisis that came with the messed-up brain chemistry a few years ago.

I continue to try this adulthood thing.

Hard mode: I'm getting together a real, solid budget, not one that's more like the POTC pirates' code. ("It's really more of a guideline.")

Easy mode: I want a new bed.

IKEA, anyone?

[identity profile] rosehiptea.livejournal.com 2011-11-10 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
I really need to get myself together financially, so I can totally relate.

Hope things work out well for you.

(Got no advice on beds, mine is older than me...)

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-10 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks. Crossed fingers for us both.

(Haha, this one might be older than me; it's the bottom half of a bunkbed we had at least from my childhood, possibly from my older brother's. So it's about time for a new one.)

[identity profile] maeveth.livejournal.com 2011-11-10 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
Re: beds at IKEA --

Don't forget the bed base.

[identity profile] maeveth.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
NEVER forget the meatballs! Or the lingonberry jam. Because you have to have lingonberry jam with meatballs.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
god dammit now I really want IKEA dinner

[identity profile] maeveth.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
I made sure to stuff myself with pasta before talking about lingonberries.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
You're a forward-thinker!

[identity profile] maeveth.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
If I did not do that I would eat a whole pack of Oreos instead and the results would NOT be pretty.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
You mean we're not supposed to do that? Well, shit.

[identity profile] maeveth.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
I didn't say anything about not supposed to do it, I just said the results for me wouldn't be pretty. Semantics!

[identity profile] maeveth.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
It's one of my charms.

[identity profile] tigerlilyaj.livejournal.com 2011-11-10 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
Congrats on the steps to improved life. Warning: You never get to stop getting your shit together. Life keeps changing, so the shit you need to get together is always in flux, too.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
I know, I know, I just keep thinking I should have more shit together...but there's only so much bitching and moaning that's acceptable before you take steps to GET it together. I need to remember that. :)

[identity profile] tiggymalvern.livejournal.com 2011-11-10 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
30? You're still a mere sapling :-)

Adulthood is best kept to a minimal part of your life anyway IMO. Yes, there's tedious stuff you can't avoid having to do, but don't let it overtake you!

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
Noooo I'm decrepit—/is bricked

I'll try to keep things in perspective. I think it doesn't help that I've been having more mood plunges before periods this year. GUESS WHAT'S JUST STARTING. /tmi

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2011-11-10 09:42 am (UTC)(link)
Let's move back to lj together...

Happy birthday again, btw? OwO

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
oh yes bb OvO

Aw, thank you <3

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
I miss making entries. OwO

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
Let's make babies entries together

[identity profile] senri.livejournal.com 2011-11-20 07:39 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] lady-ganesh.livejournal.com 2011-11-12 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
We've needed a new bed for like five years now. We just put the mattress on the floor.

...I fail at being a grownup, basically.