- If you get a flat tire on the interstate, whom do you call?
- What should you do if your car doesn't start?
- If you get into a minor fender bender, what should you do?
- If you have an issue with your apartment, how do you get it fixed?
Keep low expectations of what success will come, but still work as hard as you can. After all, the gap between expectations and reality is disappointment. I have never been disappointed by getting more than I expected, but I have been disappointed when I get less than I expected.I had a doctor's appointment recently and he said something that I hope I never forget. When I explained our new baby was sleeping decently at night, was a good baby, and I was feeling fantastic, he said, "Life is bumpy, but there are always in-between patches that are smooth. When you're in the in-between patches, enjoy them, because they won't last forever. And when you're in the bumpy parts, just hang on because they won't last either." I would have appreciated if an experienced adult would have told me that it's okay to mess up, that everyone does. Experience and wisdom come with time. It's impossible for your 18-year-old self to have the judgment of your 40-year-old self. And that's okay. We don't have to be perfect, but the journey is one to be enjoyed. Did you feel pressure when you went out on your own? What do you wish you had known when you became an adult? Which common mistakes did you make?