I kind of suck at Adulthood.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not particularly good at being an adult. I forget things, I am absentminded, and I’m not the most organized person out there.

I’m having trouble keeping track of our schedules, and I’ll often forget engagements and then feel absolutely terrible about it…until I forget about it.

It’s hard to juggle the schedules of 4 people. I can barely get mine right! I’m not sure if that’s just “who I am”, or if I have my “chronic pain fog” to thank for that.

My latest oops…Archer has an appointment at Sick Kids hospital. Tomorrow, at 8am. I didn’t know about this appointment until today. I guess they mailed a letter to our old address. Luckily, I had called late last week to request an appointment for both boys and check the status on Nolan’s x-rays. A resident called me today to ask if I knew about tomorrows appointment. Nope, I did not. But it wasn’t really my fault, right? I mean…I think I gave them our new address…I’m pretty sure about it.

Luckily, Nana Kim is off tomorrow and will take Nolan to school for us so we can get to Archer’s appointment. I am kind of both dreading this appointment and looking forward to it.

I’ve still got stitches and staples in my surgery sites, so a long day trecking around Sick Kids is going to be harder than my already typically exhausting days of just being home. I obviously cannot miss the first appointment my younger son has with his specialist, I want to be there to hear what he says.

Also? His specialist is the very doctor that took care of me growing up, when I went to that hospital. He performed my first surgery and every surgery after until I was 18 years old. I trust his opinion, and his intuition. I can’t tell you how many times he predicted a certain spot would become problematic and saved me from having damaged muscles and nerves, and increased my mobility by doing so.

I’ve canceled/postponed my appointment at the Chronic Pain Clinic. It was for this Thursday, but that’s the day I get my stitches and staples out, and after our trip to Toronto tomorrow for Archer and after getting those stitches/staples removed, I don’t think I will be able to handle it. Plus…driving to and finding parking in Toronto twice in one week is a bit much for us right now.

But hey, I got a package in the mail today from my friend Sarah!


Thanks Sarah! I love my new shirt, and I won’t give up!


About J.C. Hannigan

25. Mother. Wife. Lover of words. Weaver of stories. My first book, Collide, is available in e-book for Amazon Kindle and Kobo.
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13 Responses to I kind of suck at Adulthood.

  1. Love the shirt! I don’t think you suck at adulthood. I think you’ve just got way more balls to juggle than the average adult, and you can forgive yourself for dropping one occasionally!

  2. Mari says:

    Yes, I agree!! Being an adult didn’t turn out as I had foreseen!! I’ve thought about running away more as an adult than I did as a child, so yeah, it sucks much!! Lol!
    Love the shirt, btw! Keep on keeping on! ((:

  3. That shirt is kick-ass! Sarah rocks. πŸ™‚

    I suck at being an adult, too. I’m starting to think that there’s no such thing as a grownup; we’re all just pretending. One thing I can suggest is picking up a pocket-sized planner you can throw in your purse. That helps me keep track of all of my appointments and plans… as long as I remember to write them down. Right now I’m using a wall calendar, the planner, and my phone to keep me on trackβ€”plus a bunch of spreadsheets. Organizational tools are my lifesavers… as long as I remember to use them! πŸ˜›

    Hang in there. Try not to be so hard on yourself. You’re a great mom, and you have a lot on your plate!


    • Jess says:

      Thanks Liz! She does rock and I love my new shirt πŸ™‚ I do have many calendars and my phone schedule..sometimes it doesn’t help lol!

  4. Sarah says:

    Love your shirt! I suck at being an adult too. It’s not easy and I still swear that I don’t feel like a grown up!
    Good luck with the Dr. appointment.

    Aso, I nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog! http://twothreeornottwothree.com/2014/03/18/the-liebster-award/

  5. chronicrants says:

    Some people are just really unorganized, but it sounds like you have at least a little bit of brain fog there. Plus, being an adult is hard under the best of circumstances, and you’re definitely not in the best of circumstances. But you’ve been doing great overall, so keep it up! And if you’re not already, I highly suggest using a calendar. Of course, then you have to remember to check the calendar, which I sometimes forget, but it still helps, I think.
    I love your friend Sarah – that’s a fantastic shirt!!!!

    • Jess says:

      Thank you! I do use a calander and my phone schedule but if I don’t remember to type it in, I’m screwed lol. And it is a fantastic shirt! You should get one too πŸ™‚

  6. maurnas says:

    I think we are all terrible adults in our own way. Don’t beat yourself up too much.

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