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Welcome to Professional Adulthood

I don't actually own an awesome green suit.... yet.

I know, I said I was going to be gone for 2 weeks, but I got bored. It’s amazing how easily you get used to sharing the intimate emotional issues that plague your mind with complete strangers. Once you don’t have that anymore, everything feels like you’re walking around in a haze like those kids with dreadlocks on a college campus.

And I can’t afford the munchies.

So I’m back early to start my life as a Professional Adult (I ordered business cards, you know).

Professional Adulthood

I don’t even know what that means, but I think I am supposed to wear a tie now.  It

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I don't actually own an awesome green suit.... yet.
sounds nice as a phrase in general, and I think it fits whatever it is exactly that I’m striving to become. For the last ten years or so, I’ve basically done whatever was the easiest thing to do at the time while telling myself that sooner or later I would do something important with my life, like write a book or lead a ragtag colony of survivors in a post apocalyptic America.  Now, I think I’m starting to figure out exactly what it is I want to do with my life.

 

Seriously, I think I might need a tie.

I can’t say that I have a grand scheme figured out, or that now everything I touch will magically turn to gold. Hell, I still don’t know exactly what it is I’m doing, but I do know what I want to do. I’m going to keep writing words for the internet and working towards a general goal of world domination or at the very least cult leader status. The plan is to keep plugging away while I figure out exactly what it means to be an adult and a writer, hopefully turning it into a career at some point so I don’t have to go live in a cubicle in a building filled with lead paint and asbestos.

Maybe you can all help me with that. I promise, I won’t make you wear a tie.

In the meantime, why don’t you come and talk to me on twitter or hang out over on Facebook. You should probably also subscribe to my RSS feed, if you’re into that sort of thing. Keep coming back here, and I’ll tell you stories about life as a person in their late 20s who is really good at making bad decisions.

If you’re really good, I might even draw a doodle for you.

You’d like that, wouldn’t you.

Published by M.A. Brotherton

M.A. Brotherton is a writer, blogger, artist, and fat-kid from the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri. He’s tasted a little bit of everything the Midwest has to offer, ranging from meth-tweaking rednecks in massive underground cave complexes to those legendary amber waves of grain. When he’s not writing, he spends most of his time screwing around on the internet.

10 thoughts on “Welcome to Professional Adulthood”

  1. Stereo.* says:

    Um so totally following you on all fronts: twitter, FB, RSS. We’re gonna crack this adulthood shiz together one word at a time.

    1. M.A. Brotherton says:

      I think we’ll get this thing figured out yet! Of course, just when you think you’ve got one thing figured out, another thing comes along and smacks you with a ruler, but eventually, we’ll have it all down.

  2. brandeewineb says:

    Why yes, I would like a doodle now and again! As for the world domination thing, well, I’m totally on your side. If anyone can do it, I’m sure that it’s you.

    1. M.A. Brotherton says:

      I was voted most likely to become an oppressive dictator once….

      Doodles forthcoming. I’ve been doing a 30 Day Drawing challenge in my sketchpad. I just need to get them scanned and colored.

  3. Tracy Mangold says:

    As I said in my tweet. You should write a newspaper column about a 20 something who makes bad decisions but who does so with a keen sense of humor. Great post. 🙂 I’m still waiting on my kettlebell doodle. 😀

    1. M.A. Brotherton says:

      You will have it by the end of the week. I just need to sit down and scan a bunch of things from my sketchpad and color them.

  4. Tracy Mangold says:

    Ties are overrated though. Ties do not a man nor professional make. It’s all in the swagger.

    1. M.A. Brotherton says:

      I like ties… in high school I collected them. Most of those ties were stolen when I was robbed in 2004, but I think it’s time I start collecting ties again.

  5. Jbrotherton says:

    A doodle of a poodle eating struedel and a noodle might be a very nice thing indeed. I’m in great anticipation of learning the answers to some of the great mysteries of adulthood. Perhaps, after 50+ years, I can finally act like an adult. Your Mother would be so happy.

    1. M.A. Brotherton says:

      I could probably doodle that…

      Once I get this whole adulthood thing down, I’m gonna milk it like a pyramid scheme…

      Then I’ll have the world in my pocket, just like Mary Kay.

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