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Adulting 101

Just because you never learned how to cook an egg or balance a checkbook, doesn't mean you can't! This guide will show you some life skills needed beyond college. There is also a discussion board where you can ask adulting questions.

Welcome to Adulting 101

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My name is Erin Weber, and I am one of the librarians here at UTM. I will be peppering this guide with suggestions and tips from my own life, but these should not be taken as gospel. These are simply the things that work for me, and to show you that there is a real person behind this guide. Ask all of your adultiest adulting questions, and I can help you locate the resources to answer them!

Your college years are the perfect time for exploration.  You are trying new things, making mistakes, and figuring out who you're meant to be. College is a great time to learn about all kinds of things, including the life skills that you will use for the rest of your life. 


I'm a big believer that just about everything is a skill, and that means that it can be learned! You can practice it and ask questions. Don't be afraid to try some new things, and reach out to me if you need more adulting help! If I can't answer your question, I'll try to find someone on campus who can.


In this guide you will find resources about:


Discussion board policies:

  1. Be kind. Keep any criticism constructive and helpful.
  2. Don’t nitpick grammar, spelling, or word choices.
  3. The library reserves the right to close or delete a thread at any time.
  4. The library reserves the right to create new policies as needed.