Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oh my god, I'm an adult

"I was reading the Wall Street Journal and..."

As soon as those words came out of my mouth I wished I could recall them. Those words in that order could only mean one thing. I'm an adult. I'm not sure when it happened or why it happened, but it happened. I am an adult. That blows.

Truthfully, I've been a legal adult for almost 10 years (it took everything I have in me to admit that), and I haven't lived with my parents since I left for college. I have a house, a job, a reliable car, a great wardrobe, a good stylist and colorist, etc. But I still feel 20 years old, like I'm in college, but with money. I don't feel like I imagined I would feel when I became an adult. Do I even want to feel that way?

My husband mentioned to me that he thinks he might want to have a kid (a different story for a different day), and I immediately thought (among other things) "Oh my lord, I'm not old enough to have a kid! Who would trust me with a kid?" However, when my mom was my age she had 3 kids. My point is, I'm "old enough" to do almost anything (except become President, I still have a little over 7 years before that bomb drops on me, whew!) and I know that, but I certainly don't feel it.

So, I pose a question to you you feel like an adult? If so, when did it happen? If not, let's be BFFs and ignore the fact that we're getting further and further from 20 and closer and closer to 30 and live in blissful denial.


  1. I feel the EXACT same way. Like I am in college with money...and some more stressful things going on I suppose. But let's hear this story about a kid :)

    1. Haha! Long story short (I'm working on the long story, but trying to find a way that keeps my husband from getting too angry!) is he thinks he's ready for a kid and I'm not so sure I'm ready. Mainly because of all the things I mentioned in the post. I feel 20 and 20-year-olds shouldn't have kids!

  2. I feel this way too! I am inching closer and closer to 30 (as in it is less than a year away!) and I feel like I am still really young...yet I haven't accomplished near the things I thought I would by now! If you asked me 10 years ago, I would have had 2.5 kids and a super career at this point. Yet, I just got married this year, don't know what I want to do when I grow up (I am not in a "career" that has much promise to go anywhere), and kids won't be in my near future on purpose. What do we do about this?

  3. I'm totally not an adult. Am I? O.o OH NO! I don't want to be! @_@ lol sigh. guess this happens to everyone

  4. I don't really feel like an adult yet. Although everyone seems to treat me like one ever since I got married! It's like they think just because I wanted to get married I wanted to be all old and responsible and know how to do everything and stuff. :P

  5. I'm in my 40's and I think life just keeps getting better! My advice (which I know you didn't ask for, sorry) embrace it!!

  6. I'm graduating from college next week (!!!!!!!!!) and I feel so strange... I'm legally an adult and am married with a cat, but I still feel like a kid. Graduating seems like the REAL deal!