When do you become an adult? Obviously in the eyes of the law it’s when you’re 18 but somedays I still feel like I’m 18 and I definitely don’t feel like an adult.
I am a complete contradiction. I did ‘adult things’ quite young – I moved out at 18, had a mortgage by 19 and got married 2 days after I turned 21 – yet I still don’t feel grown up most of the time. Yes, the bills get paid, we have jobs, there’s always food in the fridge and we try to be good parents but sometimes it feels like I’m just playing house.
I wonder if there’ll be a point when I suddenly feel grown up? I thought it might happen when I became a parent but it didn’t, not really. Will I be 60 and still feeling 20? When did it happen for you, or do you feel the same as me?
“I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.”– Margaret Mead.
“If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree,
I won’t grow up, never grow up, never grow up, not me. ”
― J M Barrie (Peter Pan)
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
– George Bernard Shaw