Every woman gets to a point in her life where she gets tired of all the crappy things happening around her and starts wanting more for herself. And that’s not a bad thing because life is too short to be a pushover and to conform to other people’s standards. Being a grown-ass woman means you live life on your own terms, completely and unapologetically. If you count yourself as one, here are some things that you should not settle for:
A Mediocre Career
A grown-ass woman takes her career in her own hands. She doesn't just work quietly and hope that she'll be promoted someday—she goes out there and shows her boss and teammates what she’s capable of and what an asset she is. She's not afraid to challenge herself by taking on bigger responsibilities and going out of her comfort zone. The corner office isn't just a dream for her—it's just a stepping stone to even greater heights.
A grown-ass woman knows what looks good on her. She dresses her body with only the clothes that she loves and makes her feel her best. She knows that experimenting with bad fashion trends or committing fashion faux pas is only forgivable during her teenage years (and maybe her early 20s). She doesn't waste time and money on clothes that do not fit well and are not a perfect match for her style and personality.
Life's too short to surround yourself with nega and toxic people. That's why grown-ass women only keep true friends around. They prune their social circle constantly and stay away from immature, irresponsible, and selfish "friends" who do nothing but bring them down and fill them with bad vibes.
Grown-ass women have had enough of good-for-nothing men. They stay away from bad boys, commitment-phobes, players, and immature brats who don’t treat them right and make them cry. Flings, affairs, and "It’s-complicated" arrangements just won’t cut it. Grown-ass women deserve a mature and loving relationship with a committed partner who will stand by them through thick and thin, until death do them part.
Gossip and Drama
Grown-ass women have no patience for tsismis or drama. They refuse to take part in conversations that badmouth or demean other people because nothing good will ever come out of it (and they know very well that karma is a bitch). They pick their battles carefully and know how to walk away from petty fights and not take sides in trivial issues.
They know the kind of service they deserve and they're not afraid to speak up if things fail to meet their expectations. They won't think twice about sending back meals that are not done right, having faulty or damaged merchandise replaced, or letting their complaints be known to the management. Of course, they do this with the utmost grace and class. Despite how upset she is about bad service, a grown-ass woman never forgets her manners.
All Work and No Play
She works hard, but also knows how to play hard. She knows that her job is not her life and that it's alright to take a break and go on a YOLO spree once in a while. She doesn't feel guilty about using up all her VLs because she deserves it for all the amazing work she's been doing. All work and no play makes Jill a dull girl, after all.
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