When are we really an adult?

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I started thinking yesterday about how I’m not a kid anymore. Sure, I’m a total goofball at times, but I’m not a kid. Not a teenager.

But when did I become an adult?

There’s talk with the election this year of raising the drinking age back up to 20. Is 20 when we’re old enough to handle our liquor? then why can we vote/get married/die for our country at 18? It’s also one thing I will never understand about the US – you can be married/in the military for 3 years before you can have that tequila sunrise.

My sister has 2 children, her 3rd on the way. I’ve been an auntie since I was 16 years old but it still strikes me as crazy that one of my siblings now has their own family.

2 of my friends are getting married next year. One was married last year. Everyone around me is either engaged or having a baby. I know my time for these things is 4-5 years away. It’s scary when your friends start taking these big steps.

So am I an adult now? Now that I work in an office, drive an SUV, have married friends?

I drink wine with dinner, pay bills, have 2 credit cards, have travelled through 3 continents..

When did it happen?

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2 thoughts on “When are we really an adult?

  1. take your time baby girl. You’ve heard it a million times already, but go at your own pace. You and your kids will be happy you did. The unfortunate reality is that you will always feel that you aren’t ready yet.

  2. I don’t know. I’d like to think that when I meet the right guy and decide to spend my life with him I’ll know if I’m ready or not.I’d like to think that if I plan for a baby with my husband that I’ll be ready to give up my selfishness to be a mother. I can see myself being ready for these things, but we just have to wait and see.

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