This morning, my older daughter and I went to the post office to apply for her passport.
I’d been dreading this trip for days. Every task associated with it filled me with anxiety -- but nothing ended up being as hard as I expected.
And as we walked out of the post office, I felt a giant surge of energy, happiness, and relief. Ah, the ecstasy of crossing something off the list! Even accomplishing the smallest task gives me a little jolt.
This is my new Secret of Adulthood: Crossing something off the list is very cheering. (Also: Make sure you know where to find family members' birth certificates. I was very happy when I found that document in the proper file.)
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