It was recently brought to my attention that, by some standards, I'm an adult. I don't get it though. Apparently, it has something to do with the fact that I'm 23 and to some people, age is an indicator of being a real life adult.
But, doesn't being an adult mean you have your shit together? Because, I'll be honest, I totally don't. I live on my mom's couch. And by live, I mean I kind of have squatters' rights here. And, I get drunk on Tuesday nights. I forget to pay my bills on time... I could go on?
I always have assumed that adulthood meant ...
- Having your own place. No more roommates. No more mom.
- Having a "job." Like, 9-5. Salary. Benefits. What are those things?
- Bills. And paying them on time.
- Being "responsible" whatever that means.
I just feel that as an almost 24 year old (Two more months!), I should have a better idea what adulthood is like. I just look at myself and my friends and I think, "We are clearly not adults. We're all still babies."
My boyfriend tells this joke about how he was in an airport by himself and he said, "I need an adult!" and then he realized, "Oh....I guess I am one." That's just how I feel.
What is being an adult mean to you? Do you think you're an adult? Let me know in the comments!
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