I Wtk How You Finally Realized You Were An Adult

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    when you have to take responsibility because your parents won't
    SeraphicWannabe SeraphicWannabe
    22-25, M
    Aug 22, 2008

    Senior Year

    I was 17 and my mom went in for surgery to have her gall bladder removed. Went well, but 5 days later the clip blew off of her bile duct and her abdominal cavity filled up with bile. She had emergency surgery to save her life. At the time I didn't realize how serious the...
    ladyloves ladyloves
    22-25, F
    Oct 17, 2008


    It hit me all at once, actually... when I was 21. My mother asked me to pay rent to stay in her house, which I still do so today. And then it was okay for me to buy cigs and alcohol.  Next I had to pay bills! And then I had the freedom to make my own choices in life. The...
    deleted deleted
    May 5, 2009

    When I Had Real Consequences,

     When something I did effected someone I loved more then I ever new possible. As a kid I remember thinking I was an adult even before I was 16 because I had always had so much responsibility or so I thought. It was after I became pregnant with my son at 20 years old that I...
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe
    36-40, F
    Feb 27, 2009

    First Name Basis

    I realized I was an adult when I noticed I was calling other adults by their first names.
    hadakarei hadakarei
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2009

    It Was Not Long Ago...

    I was busy cleaning my kitchen and running through a mental check list of things I needed to do.. Figured I should get some toys and colouring books in so that my husbands niece and nephew didn’t get bored when they came to visit next week…Reminded myself that I...
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    3 Responses Oct 16, 2008

    I'll Let You Know When It Happens

    ...don't hold your breath waiting!
    ratdog19055 ratdog19055
    46-50, M
    May 5, 2009


    Whennn the idea of sex was no longer funny and I had bills to pay. What the hell happened? It was a quick change. Out of nowhere it seems.
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2008

    What's In A Name?

    I first felt like I was an adult when I realized I was calling adults by their first names instead of Mr./Mrs.
    sevenbrokenmirrors sevenbrokenmirrors
    31-35, M
    Apr 21, 2012


     I realize it when all of the sudden i got in debt,my mom told me to get a job,and if your job happends to be taking care of 1 or 2 year old and a couple of tweens that talk about hannah montana and the jonnas bro. that's  when it hit me that i grew up....
    andreinac13 andreinac13
    22-25, F
    Sep 21, 2008

    Among Others...

    ...I became an adult when I realized that its not my job to please everybody and that I just need to be true to myself and my dreams. Also, the whole 18th birthday thing kinda clarified things. ;)
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    Aug 22, 2008

    Got Myself Into Debt

    Spent some of my money for school on crap and I had to work and save really hard to be able to pay for books lol. First stupid mistake with money.... Went out at all hours of the night and didn't have to report to anyone.. Most freeing moment ever, loved that first summer of...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 17, 2008

    Never Did

    Even though I've been out on my own for awhile now, I still haven't felt what it means to be an adult. I remember the first time I felt independent which is a much different thing. But I guess it was when I left the country for the first time by myself. I realized how big the...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

    Eye Opening Day

    I knew I was an adult when the bills in the mail box had my name on them and I had to pay them.
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2009

    When I Became An Adult

    Was when I got my first real paycheck and saw how much good old uncle same got to keep.  MY dad just looked at me and said. "Welcome to the rest of your life" 
    ablmu65 ablmu65
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Oct 16, 2008
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