So, this past week I finally jumped from teenager to full-fledged adult. I am finally 20. I know in reality it is not a big deal, but I asked my friend Christina what I should write about this week, and she gave me this lovely idea.
1. Meeting new people
Every year new people come into our lives at the most unexpected times.
2. Not being a teenager anymore
As silly at it may sound I am excited to say I’m twenty because I feel twenty. I’ve experienced a lot during my teenage years, and I cant wait to see what the next decade brings.
3. New lessons to be learned
Every second of every day can be a lesson.
4. Finding your voice
As we get older, we tend to be more willing to stand up for our beliefs and ourselves.
5. One less year away from 21 (legal drinking)
Let’s face it, that’s all most of us are looking forward to.
6. Being an even number
Personally I prefer being an even number.
7. Being a fifth of the way to 100
That’s kind of cool, right?
8. Not being able to blame your parents anymore
You’re not a teenager anymore, and therefore you can’t blame all your problems on Mom and Dad.
9. Not having to (always) answer to your parents
You’re an adult; you have been for two years now, and that means you can make your own choices.
10. Not having to explain yourself to anyone
Once again, you do you.
11. Being older than most of your friends
Maybe it’s just me, but most of my friends are young for college. I’m like a grandma compared to some of them.
12. Giving advice to your friends
It comes with being older than them.
13. Building even stronger friendships
You start to figure out who is really there for you and who is temporary.
14. Losing some friendships
It sucks, but it is part of growing up.
15. Starting to actually have to work out
That whole “your metabolism will slow down” thing is real.
16. Maintaining the coffee addiction
You’re twice as busy as you were two years ago, and something has to keep you going.
17. Balancing work and play
This is possibly the busiest time of your life, but you should still take time to enjoy yourself.
18. Working in general
Were getting even closer to being actual adults.
19. Being seen as an actual adult
Once again, you’re in college; you're starting to build your life. Welcome to the real world.
20. Just having fun.