Our Being Herd Pathways team have launched a new program especially for young people who aren’t in education or employment. They’re excited to share their top 5 adulting meme’s alongside tips on how to manage this next stage!
Definition: Adulting is an informal term to describe behavior that is seen as responsible and grown-up. This behavior often involves meeting the mundane demands of independent and professional living, such as paying bills and running errands.
There is A LOT to think about when you are becoming/trying to become an adult. Should you go to uni? What kind of job do you want? Is it okay to binge watch GOT for a solid 48 hours? Who knows anymore. We’re often told how lucky we are to have so many options to choose from, but sometimes that can be part of the problem.
Everyone goes through that tricky time when you’re not at school anymore but you’ve not got a job yet either. There’s nothing more adult than getting up every morning to go to work, but it’s not always an easy ride getting there.
- Be bold and go for it, adult all over the place just like Maria. What’s the worst that could happen? You apply for a job and don’t get it? No worries, onto the next one.
2. It can feel super weird to be adulting and doing lots of things on your own. Look at this doggo taking himself for a walk, it’s not what he’s used to but he’s nailing it! You’ll be surprised at what you are able to do on your own if you just give it a go.
3. Okay, so sometimes the last thing you want to do is be an adult, we totally get it. You want someone to do it for you like they did before, it doesn’t seem right that you have to do all the work now! But there comes a time when we have to do things for ourselves, and there’s no time like the present.
4. How come one day your 17 just rolling along with whatever life throws at you and then the next day BAM you are now legally responsible for yourself. Feels like a stitch up right? Just remember that you’re not expected to know everything just because you’re 18, you’re still allowed to ask questions and get as much advice as you can before making decisions.
5. Remember it’s fine to be totally over it somedays, being an adult is hard sometimes and you are allowed to chill out. Let yourself relax and unwind, it’s good to take a break!
We hope these tips have given you some comfort that you are not alone in these feelings!
So, what is Being Herd Pathways?
A free program available in Western Sydney and on the Central Coast for young people who aren’t working or studying and are keen to get a job!
We get together a group of young people and discuss the challenges they face when looking for work in their areas and how it can affect their mental health or how their mental health has played a part in them experiencing unemployment.
We also facilitate a job ready module where we take you through practical tips on how to start looking for the job you want, how to write a CV and interview skills!
After the workshop, we pair the young people with a mentor who will support them along their journey to finding a job.
If you are interested in coming along, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch!
If you have any questions feel free to email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org