“ Make the right decisions in your early 20s, because if you fail to do so, you will spend the rest of your 30s and 40s correcting the wrong decisions in your 20s.”
This is one message that some of us were given by our parents when we started our adulting journey. However, our parents never gave us the right tools to make those right decisions.
Jen Thorpe has decided to change that and has given us the guiding tool to navigate the adulting world.
In Adulting 101, Jen, using her own life experience provides young adults with real life tips on how to survive the challenges that comes with being a grown-up and how to enjoy that life.
From taking care of your mental health, dealing with mjolo(romantic relationships), choosing the right renting places, taking care of your finances, the benefits of masturbation(yes, you have read that right) and to knowing your rights as a citizen, almost everything is covered in the book that will set you up for the life of being called an adult.
Perusing through the pages of this book, one thing that became clear to me was that if I had read this book in my early teens, I would have made so many good decisions about my life, especially my relationship with money.
Inside the pages of Adulting 101, there are many valuable life tips that would set you up to make well-informed decisions about your life, especially for young adults aged 16-25 years old. Tips that will prepare them to not only know how to deal with life challenges, but how to survive those challenges and have a soft adulting life than many of us in our 30s and 40s.
I would say this book is more for the young ones(16-25) than the older ones(26-40), however, there are a few lessons that the latter group can still learn from.
Some of the adulting tips do reflect on the author’s own privileged life experience as a working adult. As such, many young adults, especially those who are unemployed might easily not find them relatable to them at this point of their lives.
Besides that, Adulting 101 is a valuable tool that will help many young adults to deal with mjolo and its many cousins that form part of daily adulting life.