Thursday, January 28, 2010

Becoming an adult

I always wanted to become an adult. Even when I was very young I would spend all my free time hanging out with adults trying to learn to be like them. I even hid underneath my grandma's dinning room table so I could hear what the grown-ups said when they thought all of us kids were gone. My mom says I was like a little grown-up when I was born.

Now that I'm a grown-up I still really like it. Yeah, there are headaches like having to pay bills and having to get a job but the good stuff definitely outweighs the bad. I like not having to do what others tell me to. I make my own money so I am not dependent on someone else. When I see something I want to do or buy and I can afford it I purchase it. I also no longer have to spend time with people I don't want to. When I was a kid a lot of times I had to go places and spend time with people I didn't like because it was the polite thing to do. Now I am a grown-up I can simply say that I'm busy and send my regrets.

Learning lessons as a kid and teenager has also has made being a grown-up better. Things that I didn't use to like to do use to feel epic. I've learned that nothing lasts for ever and that I can stand just about anything for a short period of time.

I know adults who say that they would love to go back in time and be a kid or a teenager again. I can't imagine that. I have been lucky enough to have my life only get better as I get older. That's not to say that I haven't expierenced sadness, Kellee passing was truly tragic on so many levels, as was grandparents' deaths. However, I've also learned from those times and while I wish I could have learned those lessons differently I still would not go back in time. I'm glad I'm an adult.

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