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.
This month’s worthy recipient of this prestigious honor is Elle Hendrix!
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 Elle 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?
DRESSING UP! I absolutely love showing off by playing dress-up/make-believe. I dress up for any and all types of occasions. I also love sharing KINDNESS to others through gifts, notes, and encouragement to help others find joy in life and not feel like being an adult has to be so serious.
Who or what has been the greatest influence in your own fight against Adultitis?
YOU GUYS, for REALZY (that’s a word) I have really embraced the fact that I am not alone in thinking that silly clothes, an outgoing spirit, and a youthful perspective have to go away with age. I have several friends that I feel are like me, but you guys have opened a door to a world of so many more people like me. THANKS FOR A GREAT TOOL KIT!
What is something you loved doing as a child that you still do in some form today?
DANCING and DRESSING UP. If I could have my dream job it would have been to be a dancer in a production that allows for costumes all the time.
What is your strategy for dealing with people who are obviously infected with Adultitis?
DISTRACTION. Like giving a shot to someone, I feel that I’m a vaccine. You have to give them a little taste of the fun bug, and then it might help them from contracting Adultitis. (Nursing was my previous profession before TEACHER and now Professional Adultitis Fighter.)
What advice do you have for someone who is feeling overwhelmed by Adultitis?
If you can somehow find a distraction from something that is clearly making them unhappy, sad, grumpy, etc. I believe my actions and enthusiasm for a healthy life will influence them. Take a chance on something that distracts you from the mundane of Adulthood. Always lead by example, especially at work.
Anything else you’d like to share?
My husband is my BEST FRIEND; he was the first person that I “distracted” and continue to influence his introverted/ artistic self, and he is a HUGE supporter of my escape adulthood lifestyle. I am part of a TLC cover group, I secretly think I could have been an Ewok and I am a first-time (and only time) Pro-Golf and Fantasy Football winner.
Congrats to Elle Hendrix, March 2021 Adultitis Fighter of the Month. Thank you for making the world more awesome!