I Am An Adult

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    I hear a lot of this,

    you can't wait to be an adult until you become an adult. I am 22, pay my own bills, have a fiancé, about to graduate and have a career lined up. I play video games every night, I play bass? And have all of my best friends all in the same town. My family is here, I play airsoft...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    Reluctantly So

    I have a mortgage, kids, car payment, a profession/career By all accounts I am an adult but..................   I still crave a bowl of Lucky Charms once in awhile and wish I could swing on the monkeybars
    mr4553 mr4553
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 21, 2009

    I Am

        i am a adult . i am 19 years old . i can buy tobacco , lottery .  but the way my gf parents are . they say if you are not 21 you are not a adult .
    deleted deleted
    Aug 9, 2009

    Not Just "over 18"

    Anyone over 18 can legally claim to be an adult, but in my opinion, being an adult is much more than that. It is knowing when to be responsible and when it's okay to cut loose. It is knowing when to enforce moderation and self-discipline. It is realizing the world does not...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2010

    Yes I am an adult it is just

    that I like being childish at times.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    1 Response Sep 22, 2015

    I Am Only 22,

    But sometimes, or a lot of the times (mostly at work) I feel like I am more of an adult than the people I work with.  I am not big into drama, but somehow I get pulled into it, which, most of the time is not good.  But, I am getting better at backing out of it...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 24, 2010

    I've tried this adult thing.

    It's been fun, but now I've got more important things to do.
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    Yep, Me Too.

    According to the law, persons eighteen years of age are considered to be adults. In certain circumstances, persons as young as sixteen years of age can be tried as adults in a court of law. With my age, being nearly thirty now, clearly I too am an adult.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 29, 2009

    Yes Iam an adult. I am 33 years old.

    for those of you who aren't adults. Don't ever wish I grow up. I did that. Be a good idea I thought. What was I thinking. It's a trap ... don't do it.
    BarbiesMan BarbiesMan
    31-35, M
    Sep 22, 2015

    I don't know when that happened.

    Overnight, it seems. I think of how I was when I was a kid and even when I was a young adult and how I am now, and it really does seem like it all hit me out of nowhere. Time really flies. One day, your biggest concern is whether or not your parents will ground you for whatever...
    Anonomdeplume Anonomdeplume
    70+, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2015

    The only thing I enjoy about being an adult is

    buying cigarettes and in a month from now, alcohol. Other than that, it's pretty ******.
    DirtbagMichael9 DirtbagMichael9
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    I've Bad News

    I've bad news,Just found out,The other day,I'm an adult,Bugger!Thought I was young at heart,By the sounds of it,That isn't so!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Dec 14, 2011

    Today's my birthday. I turned eighteen.

    I'm an adult now. Go clean your room. Be home by ten.
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie
    18-21, F
    15 Responses Apr 17, 2016

    And I Am a Happy Underachiever

    I was reading the other day about underachievers and the article  said,  some of them dont reach all their potential because they dont want to be burdened with more responsiblity , and I thought , well, then , that is me. I think raising a child on my own as I am...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Nov 16, 2008

    Or Something...

    I just turned eighteen. So, technically, I'm an adult. What the ****... I'm still in high school. My parents still pay for my car insurance. I'm no adult. Legally, sure. I'm an adult. I sure as hell don't feel like one, though.  
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2008

    Not a grown up mind you.

    A grown up is someone who has every aspect of their life together, steady income, paying bills, buying healthy food ect. ect. An adult is someone who makes responsible decisions and looks to the future. Yesterday I realized I was an adult. There was something I needed and...
    PotPrincess PotPrincess
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    And I Don't Like It

    I am nostalgic and desperate for when the hardest decisions to make were what dress should Barbie wear for her date with my Joey McIntyre doll and whether to play the Strawberry Shortcake board game or Pong.  (It was always the Strawberry Shortcake game.) I wish I...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2008

    It's official now. It has been

    for about a week. Although I would say I don't feel different from before, I know I've always been different from everyone else. Not in the 'special' way. And sadly, no, I'm not saying I have superpowers. I just mean in general demeanor. It seems that everyone has a competition...
    Nanders01 Nanders01
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 30, 2014

    I don't always feel like I am.

    I USUALLY don't feel like I am. But I've realized that, yes, I'm an adult. I think it's funny how we sometimes come to figure that out. For me, it's because I knew how to handle my problems and take care of myself. That shouldn't be a big deal except that I didn't think I could...
    Anonomdeplume Anonomdeplume
    70+, F
    Jan 8, 2016

    legally yes but my mentality is

    that of a child ._.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    8 year old me: Things are going to be awesome

    when I'm an adult. 18 year old me: Things are awesome now I'm an adult. 28 year old me: You two are idiots.
    SavinienBrassheart SavinienBrassheart
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2015
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