Waiting to Feel Like A Grown-Up Like Everyone Else
By Unintentionally Brilliant on October 18, 2011
When I was a kid, I always asked my parents when, exactly, would I be a real Grown-Up? I was in a hurry to get to someplace that felt safe, secure and final. Ha. Oh, the things you learn when you become an adult. But what does it mean to be a Grown-Up anyway? I still don't know. And neither does Roxanne, from Unintentionally Brilliant. Read on for an excerpt from the post about her take on this weirdly confusing subject.
I consider myself a late bloomer in pretty much every aspect of my life.
But because of my experience in middle and high school, I figure that eventually I’ll catch up. And maybe even start bypassing people.
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I know life isn’t a competition. I am just feeling so out of sorts.
Friends who are the same age as me are all married, having kids, having careers, buying houses and cars. I was married. I have a kid. I have a job. And I can’t imagine being in a financial position to buy a house any time in the next five years. I’ve never owned a car that I bought with my own money.
It's not at all that I feel their lives are by any means perfect. They have their own struggles, their own insecurities, their own problems.
I just feel so left behind…
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