An Adultitis Fighter is someone who rallies against rules that don’t exist and engages in ruthless, senseless acts of silliness that undermine Adultitis and its unadventurous version of adulthood. Once a month, we shine a light upon the most remarkable among us, holding them up as a dazzling example of what we should strive for in this epic battle against a formidable enemy.
Suzanne Nissen is a leader of fun! She has encouraged multiple groups with the Escape Adulthood message by bringing in Jason to speak. Suzanne is a creative crafter whose tinkering makes delightful decor. An EA Summit attendee, a regular contributor to the chat for our Escape Adulthood Live shows and a proud Kotecki art collector, she shines as an Adultitis Fighter.
In recognition of their efforts, Adultitis Fighters of the Month receive a special mini-canvas hand-painted by Jason, along with a certificate of honor, a sweet patch, and other Adultitis-Fighting tools. We asked Suzanne some questions about how she fights the Big A and what advice she has for others…
What are some of your favorite ways to fight Adultitis?
I have a magic eight ball on my desk. I still get excited and buy school supplies. I eat ice cream for breakfast once in a while. I tell super corny jokes. I’m artistic and creative. I have CapN Crunch, Cookie Crisp and Lucky Charms in my pantry and only adults live here.
Who or what has been the greatest influence in your own fight against Adultitis?
I’m inspired by my friend Jeanne that sees the positive in everything – and is just a ray of sunshine.
What is something you loved doing as a child that you still do in some form today?
I still smell the Mr. Sketch markers and make all the adults around me smell it. Just like when we were kids.
What is your strategy for dealing with people who are obviously infected with Adultitis?
I tell corny jokes to people in a bad mood, in a traffic jam, or who have resting bitch face. You can’t be mad or frustrated when you are laughing at the cheesy joke. I also say AwesomeSauce and I walk into a room and say Greetings and Salutations.
What advice do you have for someone who is feeling overwhelmed by Adultitis?
I keep my Dad’s humor alive by using his sayings like…your ass is grass and I’m the lawn mower.
Congrats to Suzanne Nissen, September 2020 Adultitis Fighter of the Month. Thank you for making the world more awesome!