How Do I Grown Up

Unsolicited Advice from an Under Qualified Adult


At 19, I was clueless about life. Human interaction, nutrition, feminism, mental health, love, budgeting, fashion, and basically anything that lurked outside my cozy bed.

P1030800Now 29, I’m significantly less clueless; I’ve learned a lot going to school, teaching, working every job you can imagine, and running away with the Peace Corps for a couple of years. I hope to drop some knowledge on any lovely human reading.



30 thoughts on “About

  1. I had such a fantastic time reading through your blog. I wanted to reach out to you about a project I’m running, but I couldn’t find your email! Feel free to contact me– I would love the chance to chat with you and hear your thoughts. 🙂

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  2. Hi Rebecca,

    My name is Ja’Mei. I’m the creator of G.U.M: Growing Up Millennial. The focus of the site is to serve as a platform to connect millennials. Our goal is to help others to interact, reblog, and even collaborate on sites and projects. We’d love to speak to you when you have a moment. We can be reached at We look forward to hearing from you!

    Ja’Mei & The G.U.M Team

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  3. I really enjoyed your words on the Peace Corps. As someone who has just gone through that long process only to be told reapply, your posts reaffirmed why I applied in the first place. I also like that you mentioned you put a pause to your dream teaching program for happiness.

    Thank you!

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    1. Of course! Thank you for reading. And don’t let the application process get you down, it’s long and it makes you doubt yourself but you’ll get there. Soon enough you’ll be on your way too 🙂


  4. Your last line here, “Let’s all be kind, alright?” is the most important thing a person can say, believe, and be. I want to thank you for liking my post, “Relationship Problems.” As I said at the end of that post, “After I am dead and gone I don’t think people are going the remember the books I wrote, or my ceramic art, but how I made them feel. My hope is that I make everyone feel better in one way or another.”
    Again, thank you and Aloha – pjs/

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  5. Thank you for liking my post “growing pains”. I just started my blog, which makes positive feedback even more motivating.
    I’ll have a look around your blog, we have the same age after all.

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  6. Thanks so much for liking my post, not so much because I like getting likes (because I absolutely do, and yours was the first, wahoo) but mainly for driving me to your site. I shouldn’t be doing this, reading your site, I’ve got work to do but I’d rather laugh at your posts (vagina vagina vagina case in point) than cry over the things I’m supposed to be doing.

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