This is a belated weekend post. I was busy all weekend, which actually inspired today’s topic. On Saturday I attended a wedding of two friends from high school. Sunday I helped someone move from home. This week I’m packing up to go back to college. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about growing up. And I’ve come to a conclusion.
Growing up isn’t the nice, slow process people lead you to believe. It sneaks up on you and then beats you over the head with responsibility.
I know that sounds bitter. But watching people I’ve known for most or all of my life go out and get married or move away made me realize that I am an adult. I’m nearly 21, which is considered an adult by most standards. But I don’t feel like an adult. I like being at home, where my parents take care of me. I like being at school, where I just need to attend classes and do school work, not worry about bills (aside from tuition) or other adult things. Thinking about the future is just weird.
I don’t know when people begin to feel like adults, or if they really ever feel comfortable with so much responsibility. But it’s something that everyone seems to struggle with at some point or other.
I know this is kind of depressing, but it’s what’s on my mind. What’s your best advice for ‘growing up’?
Until next time fellow wonderers!