I Am Afraid of Growing Up

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 268 People

    The Beast Under My Pillow: Adulthood

    My pen sat still for far too long. Words have given up their once easy escape from pen to paper, from paper to my lips, from my lips to your ears which ignite passion in your heart. My words have not been expressed since I've found myself in limbo. Dangling between adolescence...
    breannajust breannajust
    18-21, F
    Apr 1, 2013

    22. When did that happen.

    You don't ever get told "today's the day the world will treat you as an adult" it just creeps in over time and boom, there it is: adulthood. I'm a junior in college and it freaks me out that I will soon have a big girl job with responsibilities that I can't bail on. After I get...
    TXWife311 TXWife311
    22-25, F
    Dec 14, 2013

    Ive Always Had Trouble Growing Up

    i think life is hard & growing up is hard for me have tryed & still am tryin to work on growing up every day but seems to be quite hard so i just stay like a child & let my iner child come in ive always have had problems threw my life with wetin the bed & my...
    F5Twister F5Twister
    26-30, M
    May 19, 2008

    [ Sorry for being so brief.

    .. I just typed out a few paragraphs, and for some reason it didn't post ] Basically, I am afraid of growing up. I'm 18 years old and I graduated highschool a few months ago. I don't have any facial hair and people often mistake me for being 16 or even younger. This may sound...
    DisgustingGoat DisgustingGoat
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

    The Clouds

    Today I sat And watched As God moved the clouds Gingerly using his fingertips To drag each puff through the sky Today I sat And listened As God sang a song Breath a low howl as leaves picked up his tune Today I sat And felt God's warmth through the window As his...
    breannajust breannajust
    18-21, F
    Oct 9, 2013

    Childhood=happiness=treasure

    Well, I guess I grew up too fast. Gone were the days where I am all young, naive and innocent. And sadly, I don't remember much of it at all! Because life's like a speed train and now I am left with nothing but the realistic present. I am sick of what I am going through now. My...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

    Growing up is giving up.

    .......stay punk!
    Mandatorysuicide Mandatorysuicide
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2014

    If Only...

    Ever since I was young and first saw life outside of this small town I have said the same thing, "I can't wait to grow up and get out of here." Every time someone mentioned me staying I would shake my head and say, "No." I was so sure of myself and what I wanted. But now here I...
    kaylajean95 kaylajean95
    16-17, F
    Nov 19, 2012

    Time

    Im really afraid of growing up. I just want time to stop and just live my life now like it is, having my family around me without having to face the fact that I won't have this forever. It's really that I don't want to see my parents and family get old, like I look at my...
    9bru9 9bru9
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2013

    I am afraid. i want to grow up

    but at the same time. i cant. i dont want to to live with out my mom or dad, i always want my besties around. i dont want to pays bills or live by my self. i worry that i wont get a job. i want to do forensic science but i dont know if really do or if someone put that idea in my...
    blondebutforbined blondebutforbined
    18-21, F
    Jul 12, 2014

    I'm 24 and I wasn't like other kids in my

    family growing up. For one thing I have Mild Cerebral Palsy and growing up has been slow for me. I didn't get my id until I was 20, my life is just one of those things you get pushed through after a certain age. my mom stresses to me about driving, she always tells me tht my...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    Time

    Im really afraid of growing up. I just want time to stop and just live my life now like it is, having my family around me without having to face the fact that I won't have this forever. It's really that I don't want to see my parents and family get old, like I look at my...
    9bru9 9bru9
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2013

    I Can't Even Imagine Not Being A Teenager

    Really. I can't begin to imagine myself any older than say, 21. A lot of has to do with a sort of fear I have about responsibility....I was afraid to start learning how to drive, I was afraid to graduate high school, and I'm still afraid about getting a job. Doesn't help that I...
    BlackswordSteve BlackswordSteve
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 30, 2012

    More Afraid Not To

    My sister is three years older than me and she is having a pretty bad time herself. Pregnant and the father is a relative.  I wounder if I'm headed for the same life.  I know I'm not even as strong as she is, so whats in store for me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 31, 2013
    YukiUeda17 YukiUeda17
    18-21, M
    Dec 17, 2014

    Im a mom, her dad tlks about marriage already,

    my parents discussin college, my driving test tommorrow,dealing with MediCal for my baby, discussin gettin a job. Its scary thinkin ill be on my own in a few months n dealin with a place to live n money n grown up things. Its goin fast n im freaked, i weish i could rewind a lil...
    theresajanelle theresajanelle
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2015

    18 Years...

    Most people can't wait for their 18th birthday to arrive. The arrival of adulthood, freedom, not needing their parents anymore, making their own life decisions... Everything many teenagers want. Except for me. My 18th birthday is my biggest nightmare. My parents keep telling me...
    AZChomp644 AZChomp644
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2013

    I'm 20 years old... so i'm not sure

    whether i am a grown up or in the middle atm? but anyway... recently things have just been getting to me so much. I'm coming up to my 3rd year at university. my sister is getting married, i dont know what job i wanna do or where to go.. where i'm gonna be living... all these...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995
    18-21, F
    Jul 29, 2015

    I am turning 18 soon.

    I don't know if I want to! I'll be an adult. I'm not sure if I have any adult qualities in me. I am immature, irresponsible and not street smart. Will I survive in the big bad world? Also, I feel that I haven't accomplished anything yet. There are so many people, 18 or younger...
    aphoenix7777 aphoenix7777
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

    52 Years Old

    i hate the idea of growing up. i love playing games and being around kids. I work with kids at my church. I am not a pervert ,i don't have impure thoughts, children just keep you feeling young, I don't look my age either. and a lot of kids today don't have fathers so many call me...
    bquick bquick
    51-55, M
    Jan 27, 2008

    No Title

    Ok, so I'm 16 years old. I know what you are thinking, i'm still a baby but for my parents it doesnt seem that way. One year and a half and i will be going out to college, here is the deal. Im gonna study plastic arts and literature, my mom and dad are so afraid because they...
    Amarilla Amarilla
    16-17
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

    What If...

    Its not about responsibility I cant wait to be 18 and go into the Air Force, but I'm scare sh*tless i'll grow up and end up just like my parent...
    Cadet1995 Cadet1995
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 5, 2011

    It just seems so unreal to me.

    I know I can't run away from this but it's just so scary... i have to face entrance exams, new places (college) and new people... and i have to choose what life i should live. i know i need to face this but... i just want someone to assure me that everything is gonna be fine...
    rantmachine rantmachine
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 1, 2014

    Growing Up

    In theory and thought I am very independent, but in action, I realize I'm pretty dependent upon others. I'm dependent upon my family for money and emotional support, I'm dependent on my boyfriend for self-confidence (to a degree) and emotional support, and I'm dependent on my...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2008

    True

    its not only bout responsibilities,although one part it that...although i have a responsibilty to myself to let me grow? i mean age is numbers etc but being an adult --even if im not really a kid-- i think is just too serious..i think they mostly get angry , see serious things...
    amysangels amysangels
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Dec 23, 2010

    I Dont Wanna Get My Drivers Licence

    im 15 and a sophmore in high school. i turn 16 in july which from now is in about 6 months. im really afraid to get my licence and drive because im afraid ill be a really bad driver. i dont wanna crash or anything. ive only tried to drive once and it was a truck with a stick...
    someguy48 someguy48
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2009

    It All Seems So Overwhelming

    Alot of things are changing for me, and while some are good I can't help feel like I am losing something to. I am concerned about my age and how it will be in the future. Sometimes it feels alot of things at once are falling on me. How can I remain relevant without being a...
    LeeEnfield LeeEnfield
    18-21, M
    Jul 5, 2012

    I have the type of personality

    where I try to see the positive in every single situation. I'm always hopeful and see the good in things. And I notice how alot of people here are depressed and angry. And it scares me that I may turn to them once I grow up
    jessik424 jessik424
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2014

    I just turned 18 and it's giving me a lot of

    anxiety and I feel really depressed about growing older. I already live away from home because my parents moved before my senior year of HS and I stayed back to live with a friend but now I'm lonely all the time because her family doesn't hang out like mine did (we did stuff...
    fallingwhales fallingwhales
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2014

    I have seen how it is

    when you start to grow up. You get more responsibilities and some of them can be good but there are others like paying for insurance, paying for bills and all the other things that everyday adults have to take care. If I had grown up regularly like everyone else I wouldn't be...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23
    26-30, M
    Aug 22, 2014

    I Sometimes Feel That I'M Not Ready Yet

    Time flies, just a few years ago, I was a kid, cared for by my parents, without a care in the world. Not a responsibility in the world, everything I wanted, I attained. Things were simple. I could sit at home and watch cartoons after school, all day. I could watch movies and...
    silentintrovert silentintrovert
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 18, 2013

    Clueless

    In exactly eleven days I will be seventeen. I have every reason to be happy. I'm the daughter of an artsy, wonderfully weird, mother who works nights to home school me and a funny, crazy in a good way, musician, father. Never have I ever had to question if my parents love me. I'm...
    iamalaska iamalaska
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2013
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