On Being an Adult and Planning for the Future

I turned 29 when we were on holiday recently. I’m not going to lie; it was a little overwhelming. I know age is just a number, and you are just as young as you think you are. But why do I sometimes feel like I am still in my early twenties or teens? I don’t feel mature enough to be the age that I am I suppose. I often think, woah, I have two children, a husband and we own a home. It makes sense that I am the age that I am. But then something like Pitch Perfect 3 gets announced, and I’m giddy to see it. That isn’t how mums behave, is it?

It is over ten years ago that I started at University, but it feels like just yesterday. I remember freshers week well, as well as all of the things we did and got up to. I can remember what my lecture halls looked like and the room numbers I had for each one. So crazy how time flies. I have a child starting school in September; what is all that about?

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It does get me thinking, though. When you have children and a home, there are some things that you have to get done. Even if you don’t feel mature enough. Having a will in place can help you to make sure things go as you would want if the worst should happen. As a homeowner and a parent, this is particularly important. When we recently were aboard, we went without the children. As nice as it is to have some time away as a couple, part of me does get stressed out. I get panicky thinking about the worst things that could happen and that we won’t make it back to our kids. Sounds super morbid I know. But it is best to be prepared for this kind of thing. You never know in this crazy world! I didn’t know until recently that if something disastrous like that did happen, the kids would go into care. If there isn’t a will in place, stating who they should go to that is. They go to care until family sorts it all out. So working on a will is something that I have been sorting out recently.

Along the same lines, you should consider something like life insurance. You want to know that your other half and children will be supported, should the worst happen. Make sure that you shop around for quotes as they can vary so much. I like to use comparison sites to get a general overview of what cost you will be looking at. Somewhere like Gocompare is a good place to start.

What else can we do to plan for the future? I think, not matter how young you feel; you need to do certain things adults do. They have wills, they have mortgages, and they have life insurance. I just need to face facts and remember that I am not 18 anymore. Even though it feels like I am sometimes!

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  • Age is strange – I sometimes find myself listening to music and thinking “Am I too old to Enjoy this” as it doesn’t sound like grown up music! I get the same with some films (I cannot wait to see Bad Neighbours 2 ad Pitch Perfect 3) I guess age is something that happens when we are busy getting on with life.

    And it’s always great to prepare for the future even if it may seem morbid I think part of growing up is this need or ability to plan and forward think.

  • I feel like this all the time. Then my mum tells me to get my big girl pants on a do it hahaha. I own a home, have a step son, have bills to pay and food to buy. Clothe and look after my 3 year old and have another on the way! i still can’t believe where i am in life lol
    Great post though. Its good to reflect
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  • Age is something that really resonates with me. I write about it a lot. I turned 30 a few days ago and the countdown had a profound affect on me, however, I have to be honest, now I’m actually 30 it feels quite good. 29 is a great age, my best ever, enjoy it! #fortheloveofblog
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  • You’ve reminded me that I have neither two of these, and should probably have a Will and Life Insurance in place, we have a mortgage – so we’re good with that one. I have the same thoughts at 4am in the morning when I’m doing a feed, how am I 32, with a baby, a husband and a house. Where did the time go? Like you, it was 15 years this year since I started uni, and it seems like yesterday that I was out dancing the night away with not a care in the world. It’s amazing how life changes, 15 years is a long time but it has flown. You’ve reminded me that I really need to do some life admin. Thank you so much for joining us at #fortheloveofBLOG, we hope you come back next week. Claire x