I’m an adult, but…

My 35th birthday is fast approaching. Which doesn’t bother me as much as just how quick this semester is going.

However, recently there have been a few things come up where I’ve just been left feeling like “nope, no idea what I’m doing.” It’s been A+ 10/10 adulting over here.

Makeup + Hair

My most recent “attempt”…

I was never a girlie-girl growing up — to my mom’s credit, dealing with two kids on her own, it was a struggle just to get my hair brushed some days. I tried experimenting with makeup in high school, but…

I’ve tried YouTube tutorials now. Most of them frustrate me because I don’t want 20 steps with 38 products to get a “natural” look. I realize there are simple ones out there, but I don’t know. YouTube isn’t really my thing. I’m a minimal person in the morning for my routine. Even today I realized I left the house without anything on my face, only having brushed my hair and pulled it back into a quick ponytail.

Mostly now I go to Ulta and hope to get one of the nice employees who will show me what to do. (And also that they’ll show me products I can afford!) I have no clue what colors to pick, and as much as I love some of the more bold looks on others, I find them very hard to pull off myself. And when I do try new colors… my coworkers are quick to point them out. Which, I don’t know. I guess it just feels weird to have it be something made a fuss over.

I’ve kept my hair short for so long because I really do not know what to do at all with my hair. I can straighten it. I can put it in a ponytail or pig tails. Beyond that? Nope. I bought a curling wand a couple weeks ago and have still yet to get my hair to actually curl using it.

How to properly defrost/heat my car

This one… It’s more of I know how, but never really remember right away, so I’m constantly fiddling with all the knobs for far longer than I’d like, and always wondering if I’m choosing the most efficient way to accomplish this.

The defrosting is one thing: my car actually tells me how to do this. It says which settings to use, and then I basically just have to wait for it to work. But… if I don’t use my vent, and am just recycling the air, my AC turns on even if I have it set to heat… but I can turn that off. But… I don’t know if I should? I just want a warm car in the morning. Just give me a simple button for that.

Soon it’ll be even worse when it’s not freezing out, but my car starts fogging up because of the temperature differences… and then I’ll have no idea what to do at all.

Do you have things you feel like, as an adult, you should know how to do by now but just… don’t?