I Don't Want to Grow Up

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 521 People


    College work is teh suxorz. It sucks to constantly have work to do. I signed up for a service that's supposed to help people with career-related things, but I don't even care about it anymore.. I guess the only reason I'm going to college is so I can get a job that pays well...
    YtilaerEpacse YtilaerEpacse
    22-25, F
    Oct 29, 2011

    My 18th birthday will be the first birthday

    that I don't want to happen. I thought I would never grow up, now I feel like it's just around the corner. I just hope that I don't grow old. I have had a few wishes come true. Maybe this one will too.
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    In a couple of days, it'll be my 21st birthday.

    Woo. Can't you tell I'm excited? Is it scary how much someone can change in a matter of years? How you're perspective did a complete 180? I'm thinking how strange, how different I was 10 years ago. Hell, even 5 years ago. Surely, this happens to a lot of people...right? 10...
    rockmacabre rockmacabre
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2014


    I am truly terrified of growing up at this point. The fears have been building up for about two years now and I don't know what to do about it. I'm only sixteen so I have no idea what it's like to live as an adult, which probably just makes it seem more daunting. I got...
    HeartsWillHold HeartsWillHold
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 29, 2010

    I'm turning 15 the day

    after tomorrow, and I feel that I'm growing up, but I really don't want to. I never did. You know how kids always say: "I wish I was a grown-up!" Well I never did, because being an adult is scary. I was so smart when I was little, I knew what square roots were when I was 6, I...
    ThatOneDepressedKid ThatOneDepressedKid
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2015

    I Feel As If Things Are Changing Too Fast

    i really dont wanna grow up, simple as that. i just hate how that stage between boy to man is a difficult stage because its about accepting how things are and why things are like this and that. i also hate the amount of peer pressure that comes along with it, like for exmaple...
    jonnyronny jonnyronny
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Aug 4, 2010

    Mum, dad, remember that time it said I wanted

    to grow up? Yea, I take it all back. I mean growing up definitely has it's perks, especially since I'm the eldest in my family but I'm starting year 12 next year and then it's university from there on. Hell I don't even know what I want to do yet and everyone kinda seems to have...
    afellowearthling afellowearthling
    18-21, F
    Dec 11, 2014

    The Death Of Fun

    At one stage of my life I used to enjoy writing short stories and drawing cartoons. Stories were especially fun because the thrill of thinking up of an interesting story made my spine tingle. It made me think: "Nobody has ever thought of that before! It's completely new!" But the...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jan 12, 2013

    Why Should I?!

    I honestly wish at time I could be like Peter Pan. Still have all the fun of a kid. In a way, I don't want all of the responsibilities of being a grown up, then on the other hand, I do but I still want to be able to be childish wihtout anyone commenting on it. I strongly dislake...
    lilmariah lilmariah
    22-25, F
    Apr 22, 2009

    I will be graduating from college in less

    than four weeks and it makes me incredibly anxious because of the fact that I don't want to grow up and go out into the "real world". The only thing I've ever wanted to do with my life is play music and be in a band but it isn't something you can make money off anymore which...
    bross1046 bross1046
    22-25, M
    Apr 15, 2014

    I Wanna Stay Here Forever!

    Everyone just wants to get past their teen and childhood years. They think everything's going to be better. But I can hardly handle this. Let alone taxes, bills, house payments, supporting others. I can barely function on my own.   So no. I don't want to grow up!
    Isabellesheart Isabellesheart
    18-21, F
    Oct 20, 2009

    When I joined EP I was 21

    and now for some reason my new "age range" of 22-25 makes me feel weird when it was just 18-21 for so long now! I don't know, it just kind of makes it look as though I grew like, 5 years older all at once when it was only 1 year! I'm not trying to whine or complain that I'm OLD...
    goodgirl180 goodgirl180
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 1, 2014

    I Need To Grow Up.

    I'm 15, a sophomore female in a competitive public school. And here's my story: Over the years …. I don’t know. My mommy, who sacrificed her health for her children. The woman who gave birth to me and my brothers as triplets, even though the doctor had advised her to abort...
    jojoice5 jojoice5
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2012

    I don't want to grow up.

    I will be turning 17 is May. That's far but it feels so close. To add to that I am at least one or two years older than most of my friends. Sometimes they tease me wehn they learn that I'm only one year older. Or they just stare at me and now I'm treated weird and different. I...
    Kuromidori Kuromidori
    16-17, F
    Oct 31, 2015

    I Do And Dont

    i want to grow up but i dont want to have certain responsibiltys and have to work and all that nonfun stuff paying taxes and what not but it going to happen i am going to get old i cant stop that unless i were to die but i dont want to die yet maybe things will work out well...
    ilikethebeatles ilikethebeatles
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2010

    I Need A Spank

    i need a spank for woman only i went her to spank me over her knee went belt but first i need her to pull me pants down and boxes down i went her spank me till is red and i am cry
    jason21344 jason21344
    Jun 24, 2013

    Because My Parents Are Annoying

    Been feeling this way sometimes lately. To the point that sometimes I think if was a BUTTON in front of me right now which when pressed WOULD KILL ME, I'd press it with little thought. I think my parents are inadequate, 'think' they're good enough to be parents (which I think...
    10ft 10ft
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2012

    Today is my birthday

    and I am 20... I'm scared. I don't know what to expect. Don't know whether to be excited or upset.
    HelloEla HelloEla
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    Miss That Simple Fun

    Well dangit, it's too late.. I done did grew up. Buuuuut, ery now and then my inner child comes out.You remember as a kid, just walking around with your eyes closed.. just for fun, seeing what you can try not to bump into and where you'll end up.  Please, tell me I wasn't the...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine
    31-35, F
    17 Responses Apr 18, 2011

    The Whole Story

    OK this story starts about 10 years ago I reached the age of 30 and I needed something I wasn't sure what I needed I was looking on the internet and I found spanking stories. I started reading lots of them I was... well I wanted to read more and more of them. I was attracted...
    jellybean113 jellybean113
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2013

    Says Who?

    Really... who says we have to grow up? There are so many "grown ups" out there who have lost the ability to see anything for what it might be or could be or maybe should be; they only see things as they are. I may be dancing round thirty, but I still wear Chuck Taylors and the...
    RedCelt83 RedCelt83
    26-30, F
    Nov 13, 2012

    I know it's a naive wish,

    but I don't want to be an adult. Honestly, I don't know what I want to be. My sister wanted to drive so much, she counted down the days, but I don't want to. I just want to be a kid. It feels like my life is going by so fast, I can't remember most of it and I don't have those...
    fighteratheart fighteratheart
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    Being An Adult Is Crap

    i miss those days when i would just play with toys and visit the playground. being 20, i realised that growing means that you have to have love and money and do this and that, so i couldnt be stuffed pursuing these things. i would like to age slowly even tough i am mistaken for...
    jonnyronny jonnyronny
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2010

    I Will Always Be A Kid

    I don't mind if you don't believe in God, but I remember that Jesus Christ did say that being a kid is one of the best things you could do. No, I'm not a kid because of that, but a recent experiece really did teach me what He really meant by that. It is a very decent theory that...
    iEatFood iEatFood
    1 Response Oct 7, 2013

    You Can't Make Me!

    One of the things my grandma used to say to me was "Don't get old." It's kind of hard when you're 28 to act like you're not a grown up, but it comes easily to me. I just don't relate with most adults. Many of them think I'm "immature" or need to "grow up," but why? So I can live...
    MadiJ MadiJ
    26-30, F
    Feb 13, 2013

    I Want to Play

    I am 34 years old and I the heart of a young girl. I didn't have the childhood that other females had. My childhood was strictly adult-like with 10% play time.  Because of this set back, at times the child in me wants to break out and have fun. I want to giggle, wrestle...
    Neutrino38 Neutrino38
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2009


     i can honestly say right now, if there was someone that invented a time machine and was able to put people back in time to that person they once were, I AM THE FIRST ONE TO DO IT.   i do not want to officially grow up. never. ever. i think i'd even give up getting my...
    omgletsnotdothisandsaywedid omgletsnotdothisandsaywedid
    18-21, F
    Oct 19, 2009

    I feel like I'm getting old.

    .. like I just want time to slow down for a little while so I can enjoy what is happening in my life right now.
    loveandstuff8 loveandstuff8
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2014

    How do u expect me to grow up I love my family

    but sometimes I just wish u would let me make my own decisions without telling me what to do all u guys do is boss me around and tell me what's right for me ITS MY LIFE! U WANT ME TO GROW UP YET YOU DONT ******* LET ME YOU GUYS DRIVE ME INSANE YOUR PRETTY MUCH RUNNING MY LIFE...
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    A Job?!

    I feel rushed. I look back at what I'm good at, and I realize what I truly was good at... school. A profession that matches is the trickiest thing to come up with. "Teacher," the tell me to be. If it was so easy. That I would be able to quickly get it down. I only wish to...
    NummyNoodles NummyNoodles
    18-21, M
    Jan 17, 2010


    I'm not the kind of person to act mature, I love being a kid even if I am 16:) I think I'm afraid to grow up because I know things will hurt more wen ur a grown up. Its scary having to think tht u will need a job and live on ur own. I remember telling my mom tht I would live with...
    WordsOnMyHand WordsOnMyHand
    16-17, F
    Jul 4, 2012

    Im Scared Of Growing Up.

    I'm 15 years old, have a year left at school, then its college and whatever follows that. I dont want to grow up, or leave home, or even leave school for that matter. I think of myself as quite intelligent and capable, but when it comes to the real world, Im as clueless as a...
    unicorn123 unicorn123
    13-15, M
    Aug 5, 2010

    I never used to be that scared person

    but now it feels like the only emotions I have are fear and sadness. I'm so afraid of becoming homeless one day and having no money. Failing all my exams and my family leaving me. I don't know how this fear built up so much. I am so afraid of growing up that I can't study. I don...
    FatsXbambino FatsXbambino
    16-17, F
    Apr 7

    I just....iunno I'm so excited

    and yet I'm more freaked out and stressed than I've ever been. only 30 days until I go to college......im so stressed.
    BadrialtheFound BadrialtheFound
    18-21, F
    Jul 30, 2014

    Peter Pan Is My New Idol

    I have decided, I am not turning 21 this year, the aging process stops nnnnnnnnnnnnnnow =) Easy
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    20 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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