According to the law, you’re an adult once you turn 18.
When I turned 18 I had just finished high school and was soon to be heading to university. I was still shy and found it difficult introducing myself to new people. I couldn’t drive, nor had I ever voted.
Now 4 years later all of that has changed, but I still don’t feel like an adult. I know that this is partly due to the fact that I am yet to find my first ‘grown-up’ job and I’m still living at home. However, most of my friends are in the same situation I’m in (the whole job and living at home thing), but I see them as fully functioning adults.
Looking around, other 22 year olds have no problem being ‘adults’, but I find myself wondering what I’m doing wrong. I was just bumming around on the internet today (as one does), and found a photo album of a 22 year old who built his own house. What. I’m barely capable of building insert-easy-to-build-thing here. Which brings me on to another thing. I know so many people from school who are already married, have children (that’s children, plural), a house. Again, what. Looking after myself is a struggle enough, I can’t imagine how they’re already looking after babies.
You that saying that everyone has to grow old, but that doesn’t mean you have to grow up? I feel as though everyone is acting like they’re ‘grown up’ a lot better than me. When will I start feeling like an adult?