21, 10, 2015
adulting (v): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups.
Thanks to the always accurate, always trust-worthy Urban Dictionary for a definition.
I will be the first one to tell you that just getting out of school, stepping into the real world and adulting can be hard; there are deadlines, bills, jobs, responsibilities. On top of all of that, there is life. I want to live, enjoy myself, enjoy my friends, enjoy my family, work out, eat right and be well-rounded; add in another layer of me trying to be an entrepreneur before I’m 30 and we have a recipe for being overwhelmed.
Like most people my age, I’m trying to be a grown up without any prior knowledge or instruction manual from life. I’m not sure how successful I am, but I do try my best. And here are the seven (ish) apps help me attempt this grown up thing.
My bible app is seriously a life-changer. Why? Because it keeps the Word at my finger tips. I know I can’t do anything without a relationship with Christ. During a perfect day, I’d wake up early enough to spend some time in worship and reading my hardcover bible, but I seldom have perfect days. My bible app helps me when I need stay on track with my reading with only a few minutes in the day.
I don’t think there is a week that goes by without me checking my account. When you’re on the come up, it’s important to know exactly how much you have and how much you can spend. Bank apps help me pay bills and they send out low-balance alerts. Exactly what I need to keep my funds in order.
While we’re on the subject of money, Google Wallet is clutch (do people still say that). I can send and receive money from friends and family instantly. You never know when you’ll need some emergency funds. And unlike Paypal, I don’t have to worry about those measly processing fees.
Events, meetings, networking lunches, interviews, utility department, they all seem to be in places that I’ve never heard of before in my life. That’s why I need Google Maps. It’s simple, helps me avoid traffic and displays a very accurate arrival time. Perfect!
Being a grown up isn’t just about responsibilities (jobs, deadlines, blah blah blah), its also about balance. This includes spending valuable time with friends and family. Scoutmob offers local restaurant deals, some even 50% off. Now I can pay for all of those lunches without cringing at my bank account. Sadly, it’s only available for selected cities: Atlanta, DC., Nashville, New York.
I bookmark my favorite artists and types of events and these apps alert me when something is happening in my city, offering me experiences I can share with my family and friends.
What are some of your favorite apps?
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