Entering The Next Decade
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Entering The Next Decade

Thoughts I have about turning 20.

Entering The Next Decade

Well, today is my birthday. Truly. I am not lying to you right now. And this is no ordinary birthday. It is my 20th birthday. The big two-zero. Man, do I feel old!

I kid, of course... but really. Twenty is such a weird age to be, don't you think? You're still not a full-fledged adult, but you are definitely not a kid anymore. So where do you fit in? I feel like being 20 is being in limbo; you're not a kid, and yet not an adult or a teenager. It's an age where you can be whoever you choose to be. It's a time to act like a kid but still be a responsible human being. It's a time to try new things and to explore your passions.

It's also a time to realize that you are growing up, no matter how much you tell God you don't want to. I still think of myself as 17, so realizing I'm 20 now, one year away from being an adult, a real adult, is kind of scary. I don't want to pay bills and loan payments. I don't want to have to look for a house or apartment. I don't want to have to get a real job. But hey, that's what growing up is.

Turning 20 means that I'm one step away from adulthood, but still just a kid figuring out life. To some, turning 20 will be or was exciting; to others, it's just another year. To me, it's exciting and scary, but means that life is moving forward, so I had better move along with it!

May your 20th birthday be awesome, and if you've already had it, I hope you are enjoying your time before you have to adult.

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