The other day my friend and I were talking about being adults. Since I will be 30 in 6 days and since she has already turned 30 we felt that this was an appropriate topic to talk about. Our question really turned out to be … when do you start feeling like an adult?
I guess for me I always thought that when I graduated from college I would be an adult but as of right now I still haven’t graduated yet. So that cannot be it.
Then I was thinking that when I had a child I would be an adult but I had Jacob relatively young so maybe that is why I don’t feel like an adult.
I thought that reaching the ripe old age of 30 would make me an adult but I don’t really feel that coming on as of yet.
I thought that having a mortgage and bills to pay qualified you as an adult but since I have had a mortgage, now rent, and I am filling bankruptcy and I don’t yet feel like an adult I know that cannot be it.
So what is it … What qualifies you as an adult? OR Does anyone ever actually feel like an adult?
I guess my *new* theory is that you can do adult things but never honestly feel like an adult.
I know that when I walk into parent teacher conferences I feel like I just don’t belong as if I am not really old enough to be there.
I still call my Mom whenever I need advice or just to have girl talk.
I still like going out with my wonderful girlfriends and dancing the night away to some local band at a local bar.
So what gives? When am I going to feel like a grown up?
Do you feel like you are an adult? When did you start feeling that way? Please share with me your thoughts.
I know Donna and I never reached a conclusion to our conversation.