A lot of people would agree that becoming 18 is one of the most amazing feelings in the world. It should be something you should be happy about. 18 is when you become an adult and make choices for yourself. But, is it really that special?
I turn 18 on the 14th of October.
It doesn't feel that special or important. I mean, I'm not complaining; it means that I'll finally stop being the baby in my group of friends. But, turning 18 doesn't seem all that fun.
I get it, turning 18 means I'll be legally be an adult. That's fun and all since I can vote or do jury duty. But, I don't know, I just don't feel the excitement like other people do. I feel like turning 30 would be way more exciting than 18.
I'm just not currently feeling the excitement I'm "supposed" to be feeling. Maybe it's just because I'm still 17 and a couple days away from my actual birthday. Or maybe it's because I'm putting in too much thought about it. I don't know what it is, but all I know is that 18 doesn't seem that special.
I don't think that turning 18 would end my childhood. It doesn't make me scared or nervous about my future. I don't think legally becoming an adult is scary at all; I'm looking forward to that aspect. Everyone's childhood is going to end sooner or later and I most definitely think that turning 18 would give me more opportunities and responsibilities.
And, it's not like I'm dreading to becoming "old'. Please, I have more important things to worry about than my age. But, I just can't find a reason to be excited about turning 18. I'm not sad or scared about getting older. I just can't find the reasons to be as excited as others.
Maybe it'll hit me once I turn 18, but for now, it just feels like my birthday's coming up and that's it.