On Turning 18
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On Turning 18

Some Thoughts On How I think Turning 18 Will Be

On Turning 18

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016. My eighteenth birthday. I don't know how to feel about becoming an "adult." On one hand, I'm excited and can't wait to see what the future has in store for me. With graduation so close after my birthday, everything is going to change. I'm going to be leaving behind everything I've known for the past four years and moving on to hopefully bigger and better things. I'll make new friends while keeping in touch with a precious few and learning how to live on my own. The opportunities my future has in store are bound to be amazing so I can't wait to move on.

On the other hand, I'm terrified. The idea of becoming an adult is daunting. In a week, I'll be eligible to vote and apply for a credit card. Those are real adult activities. The idea of taking care of myself is also kind of scary. I know how to do laundry and cook, but I haven't done it for myself very often. Turning 18 is the start of a whole new part of my life, one that I don't know if I'm ready for.

18 is a big step. I'm still not sure exactly how I feel about it honestly. Scared, excited, nervous, pumped. Its gonna be one heck of a ride, I can tell that for sure. 18 is a time that you only hear about growing up or in the movies from kids who are older, but you don't know what it's like until you experience it for yourself.

This coming month holds so many lasts for me. 18 is the first of those lasts. It is the end of my childhood. The end of high school and like I said, the end of the everything I've known for four years. I don't know how to feel, but I think the next year is going to be awesome. The people I've become friends with this year will make it great. I never really celebrate my birthday and my 18th probably won't be any different. Maybe this year I'll try to make it a memorable birthday. End my senior year with a bang, am I right?

My opinions on turning 18 are all over the place, so I'm sorry for those reading this because I'm sure you had trouble following, but I really can't figure out how I feel exactly. I hope my actual birthday is as eventful as I'm expecting it will be. So, on turning 18, my opinions are a little fuzzy. Soon the day will be here, though, so I guess I'd better get ready.

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