Adulting 101
Justine Nienaber

The truth that no one tells you in your childhood (or your twenties, thirties and beyond) is that our experience of life gets juicier and more fulfilling as we age.

Our twenties, thirties and forties are the most challenging — we work the hardest in those years — or maybe it just SEEMS harder, because we work without the perspective of experience.

Staring down sixty, I have never been happier, more confident, or more comfortable in my own skin, in large part because I’ve learned that the “rat race” of shoulds our culture imposes on us in our youth is a charade.

Knowing our own heart’s desire, trusting our own innate guidance, we no longer require any external definition of what we “should” be, do or have. We are more than enough, as is….we “need” nothing more. There is nothing missing. We come into the world whole — fully equipped with the capacity to learn whatever lessons our essence has come here to learn.

Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you something, and at this point in my life, I’m not buying.