I can’t really pinpoint the exact time that I became a full-fledged grown up. It definitely wasn’t when I turned 18 or 21. Was it when kids came into the picture?
When I was younger it seemed like every single person that I came into contact with was older than me. My family, teachers, even most of my friends were older than me. However, as the years passed it seemed to shift. Since age is just a number, and the heart doesn’t know how old you are, when did I become an actual adult? I can’t really answer that question. However, I can tell you some the little signs that have led me down that path.
I don’t Get Freaked Out By Little Things (As Often)
My personality has always been a little on the high-strung freaking out over little things sort. However, as the years pass it seems like I am better able to let the smaller things go without getting upset. That’s not to say that I don’t freak out on a regular basis…It’s just not quite as often.
Cooking Has Been Demystified (For the Most Part)
When I was younger I had no idea how to make coffee, use an oven, or cook anything other than pasta. I lived off of frozen food, canned food, or take out. Of course, this is partly due to not being taught by my parents when I was younger, but I also just wasn’t interested in learning. I started to be more interested in cooking when I was pregnant with my daughter, but I was still fairly clueless in the kitchen.
Cooking became more interesting to me when I was pregnant with my daughter, but I was still fairly clueless in the kitchen. My Mother-in-Law is a great cook, and I have learned a lot of things from her in the past five years. At this point in time, though I’m still learning, I feel the most competent in the kitchen than I ever have in the past.
I Care More About Life
I never thought that I would live as long as I have. My later teens and my 20s were dark days. I didn’t really care about life, and my poor life decisions reflected that fact. The turning point was definitely having my daughter. I try to make the best decisions possible now. This involves putting a lot more thought into life in the present. Now I’m also thinking toward the future.
So am I a full-fledged adult now? My birthday a couple of weeks ago. Age-wise I have been an adult now for half of my life. As far as feelings go, though, I feel like I have just arrived at the threshold of adulthood. And I’m ready.