There are a lot of lists on the Internet. Lists of albums you have to listen to to be cool, food you have to try at least once, movies you have to watch with your kids and so on and so forth. Well, here’s another one, but this one is only if you’re a woman of a certain age, so at least 42 percent of the world’s population doesn’t need this at all or has a few years left before really needing to adhere.
By 22, it’s kind of time to quit borrowing things, you can still ask for rides to the airport for a few more years, but most other things are off the table. If you want to go camping– buy a sleeping bag. If you want to cook fried chicken– have a skillet on hand.
9 Things Every Woman Over the Age of 22 Should Own:
(These are all under the assumption that at 22, you are not living with your parents anymore.)
1. A Framed Photo of Your Grandmother
As an adult a random framed photo of your mother could be a little off-setting for visitors. But, a framed photo of your grandmother is vintage and cool. Not to mention, it serves as a point of pride and inspiration. No matter how old you are you’re still going to get into tiffs with your parents, but you are never, ever going to do anything to disappoint your grandmother– the photo serves as a reminder. It’s always good to remember where you came from to help you get where you’re going.
2. A Tool of Some Sort
Mostly, you need a hammer and a couple of screw drivers. You don’t need your dad or a “guy friend” to help you nail something or put something together– you need tools.
3. An Iron
You can only avoid it for so long and even the most casual of jobs will require you to wear clothes not wadded up in the back of your car (if you want to look like you have a job, anyway).
4. A Cast Iron Skillet
Your first major kitchen purchase should be one that will never let you down and will last you until you depart to your heavenly home.
5. A Shirt of Your Dad’s
Not a new one he wears to work or anything, but one that reminds you of him. One in good enough shape you can wear it in public and maybe even keep around long enough to pass down to your kids.
6. Art From Your Mom
Not all moms are crafty, but if your mom is, ask her for something to frame. Or to make you something to decorate your place with– you’ll have the comfort of home and a great story in one item.
If your dad is anything like mine, he owns about 12 dozen and will gladly give you 10 or 12 for your own collection. (You could then buy one or three for your grandmother at Christmas. Flashlights are the gift that keep on giving, you know.)
8. One Great Party Trick
This can be an old cheerleading routine from high school, a memorized list of some sort or being able to sing the the National Anthem with your mouth shut. You always want to be able to entertain at a moment’s notice.
9. An Ice Chest
Trust me. It doesn’t even have to be that big. It just needs to hold ice.
Other items you should also consider: a real piece of luggage, a real camera, a really great blanket you can use outside, shoes you can wear anywhere, a baseball glove, stationery
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