Who else dreads the future of 9-5’s, serious relationships and responsibilities other than making it to your 9am. Who yearns for independence, personal choices and of course, adulting. Even with all the positives aligned, there’s something tragic about growing up. Then again, something exhilarating. But, who said I can’t have my cake and eat it too?
It seems to me that the years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready.
-Helen Mirrin, In the Frame
Why do we use youth as a scapegoat for our future. Can’t we just embrace both frame of minds. Here’s a worthier argument, When is anybody ever ready to grow up? I was a careless child paired with reckless. Surprisingly, still am. Whether that be switching out Limited Too for Zara, Nesquik for Starbucks and Sketchers to 6 inches, My 1995 mini me is still parallel to me. We all grow, don’t get me wrong but your inner innocence lingers. Your 8-year-old persona is a second voice to your present one. When we’re younger, we’re considered utterly naive and immature but our parents have a world of knowledge resting on their shoulders. 10 years roll by, You’ve aged and then you start noticing the little immaturities your parents possess and the tables have turned. There isn’t a happy medium, nobody is ever fully grown up. We’re humans, constantly growing and thriving. Don’t be too critical on yourself, whether that be you have yet to find CNN intriguing and switch to ABC or you still make the most childish jokes when you’re 21 (me). Growing up is a way of life rather than a life decision. Events mold you, People change you and Time grows with you. With this, you realize what you want and who you want to be. Reality taught us, there is no such thing as being an adult. You only grow older, and If you’re lucky, Wiser. Be whoever you want to be and lay off being a pessimist on the whole growing up ideal. It’s life, since when do we take it too seriously.