I Am Not Ready to Grow Up

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 421 People

    Happening All At Once

    Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. Sometimes I feel like I'm inadequate. Like I'm something wrong, that there's a piece missing about me. I'm frustrated. I'm being left behind. No, rather I'm stagnant and staying put whilst everyone I know moves forward. It's been two years since I...
    SomethingNew88 SomethingNew88
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2013


    I think that if we had it our own way,we'd all stay seven year-olds whose biggest problem is making sure you wipe your feet before coming in and hoping your parents don't discover the frog you're trying to keep as a pet in your night stand...  
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2009
    Whenwouldyouliketo Whenwouldyouliketo
    22-25, F
    Sep 1, 2015

    .....oh wait, I already did.

    how did that happen so fast??? I'm so not ready for all this!!! s.o.s
    deleted deleted
    Sep 1, 2015

    Going to be going to college next year

    and I don't want to move out just yet. I want more time to be young and free . Just not ready for life to past me by without having a good time.
    next2you14 next2you14
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2014
    Whenwouldyouliketo Whenwouldyouliketo
    22-25, F
    Sep 13, 2015

    I graduated last June

    and finished my fifth year at the end of January. Everyone expects me to be grown up all of a sudden but I really don't want to be an adult. I'm not ready to grow up or go to college but I can't really postpone it forever. 18 is too young to determine the rest of my life. I can...
    noseatbeltsong noseatbeltsong
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2015
    TheSilentRaven TheSilentRaven
    18-21, M
    Jun 5, 2015
    Whenwouldyouliketo Whenwouldyouliketo
    22-25, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    .....Everybody's Changing.

    All my childhood friends. Growing up. And leaving me behind in Neverland. I'm Petra Pan. The girl who can't grow up. The girl who can't move on from her first taste of that... possibility of mutual affection. The girl who still clings onto her friends, who grow more slippery and...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 5, 2013

    Is There Vacancy In Neverland?

    I have a -huge- Peter Pan complex. I've always felt mature for my age, and when I was a kid I only wanted to grow up because I hated being associated with kids. I still feel like I'm more mature than a lot of people, but the adult life is NOT appealing to me. I don't like...
    cannibox cannibox
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2009

    Will I Ever Be?

    I think my main problems is when i was younger, I had a lot of things happen in my life that made me have to grow up rather quickly for my age. So now that there aren't really that many things going wrong in my life and i am in my senior year and everything is all fun and stuff...
    kendypew23 kendypew23
    26-30, F
    Apr 7, 2008

    I'm not ready to work,

    I just graduated so the clear thing to do is get a job ...right? What if your not ready for school to be over? What if you feel like there is still more that you need to know but your not sure what? That's how I feel; I don't want to have a9 to 5 job, I am not ready to give up...
    lsm92 lsm92
    22-25, F
    Jun 4, 2015

    I'm almost well not yet considered

    as an adult but I always thought I would be fun everything will work out and jobs would come and all that stuff but I was lying to myself im not ready to grow up but then I am I hate living with my parents well my mom and grandma and little sister but cant leave them. I want to...
    mizzcola17 mizzcola17
    18-21, F
    Feb 10, 2014

    I'm heading to college next year,

    but I'm in a bad situation. I am sure I'm not ready for it, I'm just so unprepared. Mentally I'm not there, I'm stuck on the past, and it's holding me back. I can't get myself ready unless I let go of the old memories. . .but I treasure them. .
    BrightAurora BrightAurora
    18-21, M
    Aug 26, 2014


    I am going to complete my uni degree this year. I do not want to support myself! It's so scary! Buying a house, finding an adult job, all of it. On top of that, I've never been in a serious relationship or really done anything considered 'adult'.  I have been working minimum...
    IPaintMyCheeks IPaintMyCheeks
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2009

    GROW Up

    metalchick metalchick
    31-35, F
    Aug 16, 2008

    But I have to and I'm pushing myself to grow up

    faster. I'm expected to try hard in school. I'm getting my driver's license next year. I'm going to college or university in less than 3 years. And I'm getting a part time job by then. I don't even know what I want to do after finishing school. So much stress.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015

    I Cant Seem To Move Forward

    I'm 22 years old (23 next month) and im terrified of growing up. Don't get me wrong, although I still live with my parents, i'm fairly independent, and have had a job since the day I turned 16, but nothing felt real until now. I'm in school to be and RN (actual career that...
    Melody1987 Melody1987
    22-25, F
    Jul 5, 2010

    I used to laugh at all my friends

    that weren't taking education seriously, but now I'm still the jobless one and I think I'm less and less interested in taking anything seriously. I want to be like the young, beautiful characters in my books that run around and do crazy things and don't care; but all around me...
    StillNotOkay StillNotOkay
    Mar 27, 2014
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