I don't feel like Adulting all the time

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach

There are days where we don’t feel like ‘Adulting’.  I know I have those days and can’t imagine there is anyone who spends every day and never has that feeling.  As a child you just can’t wait to grow up so you don’t have to follow rules, go to school, and do things you don’t want to do. Little do we know at that time that you only have more rules, responsibilities, and things we chose to do often to help make the kids have a better life. 

We, in this community especially, have children who are worrying about things that are Adult issues right now IE:  Where are they going to sleep at night?  What happens now that my house is gone?  What happens now that my Mom/Dad doesn’t have a job?  The list goes on and on.  They are worried about all their friends moving away and not knowing if they will ever be back.  They are in different schools with different schedules.  They see their favorite restaurant, the store down the street, and their house destroyed.

 They are scared and so we must ADULT. We must show them it will be ok and show them how to walk through this storm.  We must, even when we don’t want to put that first foot on the floor in the morning, get up and walk like a Lion.  We have been preparing to be an adult our whole lives.  No matter what that looks like for each person.  It is what it is.  Now is the time to step up and do your best.  Only you can do that.

I feel good that we are able to help people find land and homes to rebuild their lives and start again.  THIS is why I am Proud that I am this business.  This is what it is all about.  

'Today we live, today we breathe
Today we know that we are strong when we are weak'

'If we're gonna stand, we stand as giants
If we're gonna walk, we walk as lions' 

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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You present many points about the world as it is today.  I do worry about our younger generations.  We seem so divided in the way we wish to resolve problems, even to the point of ignoring many that require attention.

Dec 11, 2018 05:07 PM #1
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Joel, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 11, 2018 05:08 PM #2
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Joel- I love your post.  Those of us who are adults have to step in and do some adulting so that the wee ones have still have their "childing." 

Dec 11, 2018 06:13 PM #3
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good afternoon Joel Jadofsky,

Glad to see your post featured..its a different world out there today and the only constant is change. I worry about these next generations....we are way too divided with our thoughts and actions and life is not going to be the same for them..even when we have our adult hats on we can't agree.

Dec 15, 2018 10:50 AM #4
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Hannah Williams
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Beautiful post Joel Jadofsky we must walk as a Lion. I too feel proud to be in this business to find homes for my clients . To guide people so Social Services that will help them buy houses that they had no idea existed . Guide  clients to mortgage bankers that have programs to assist with home buying . Yes walk like a Lioness

Happy Holiday

Dec 15, 2018 10:57 AM #5
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Anthony Kirlew
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Truth! Kids need role models and sadly we have an upcoming generation of parents who don't yet get "adulting" and it will create generations of entitlement if we don't get a handle on it as a nation. Now, where to start? For one, let's be the change we want to see.

Dec 16, 2018 07:59 AM #6
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Joel - so many people need to feel your post as well as read it. After the devastation you've been through, and closer to my home the fires in Paradise and northern California, it rings true. We can be strong, we can "adult" for another day or so, we can help alleviate the panic and fear by our example. Nothing much better than that.

Dec 17, 2018 09:21 PM #7
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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So when you tire of the adult behavior...that's when you give yourself a break and do something for yourself:  a treat, veg out on the sofa, etc.

Dec 18, 2018 08:55 AM #8
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Jan Green
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Excellent thoughts.  It's so important to recognize the human need for housing and all that goes with it.  Merry Christmas!

Dec 18, 2018 10:16 AM #9
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Kevin Mackessy
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Kids looking up to their parents for guidance, you will have to provide that for them.  

Dec 18, 2018 11:58 AM #10
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Hi Joel! Wonderfully thought-provoking and I agree with your sentiment. 

I prefer to 'adult' and have fun while adulting!  (Now that my children are grown, I can say that!)

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