15 October 2005

When I grow up...

I don't know about you, but I'm almost 24 and not sure what I'm gonna do when I grow up? And when exactly are you grown up. When I was little I figured 24 was way into the grown up phase. But I almost feel like I'm in between and don't know when that will change. Do we ever grow up?

I was thinking today of things that make me feel grown up and things that make me feel like a kid. I thought I might list some of them for you. Tell me yours.

This makes me feel like a kid:

  • I still live at home with my parents.
  • I don't know what I want to do when I grow up.
  • Driving my parents car.
  • Crying over stupid things that shouldn't matter.
  • Getting REALLY sick (and having someone take care of me).

This makes me feel grown-up:

  • Having a "real job."
  • Driving really far to visit friends.
  • Travelling with friends (sans parents). --specifically international travel...
  • Carrying a purse regularly.
  • Being an aunt (to 5 w/ 2 more on the way).
  • Seeing my friends get married (and have kids).
  • Realizing the kids I used to babysit are graduating high school, etc.
  • Seeing 18-21 year olds and thinking "they are so young!"
  • Paying for lunch (dinner, etc) with a credit card. (added 10-17)

I know there are a lot more, but those are the things that I thought of right away.

I would really love to hear what makes YOU feel like a kid/grown-up. Do Tell!


Darla said...

Yeah. I feel so much like a kid being in college. I can't even imagine that some people my age are already married and have kids. In whatever order you want to put that. Can you imagine back in Bible times when a 13 year old would already be married and have a kid? That was very grown up.I just feel like I am not ready for any of that. I do know what I want to do when I grow up though but it seems to be so far off in the future when in reality it is only a few years away. Well, I hope you learn to feel grown up too.

Crissi said...

I can't wait until I grow up. But I haven't decided if I want to be a astronaut, a princess, or a cowboy. Maybe I'll be a SPACE COWBOY! (woo hoo!)

Liz J said...

Crissi~ You are underestimating yourself. You can be a SPACE COWBOY PRINCESS! Good luck with that. When you find a college that offers that major, let me know. Love you.

Gina said...

Okay Liz, you said that you needed to be bugged. So consider this your first bug. WRITE DOWN YOUR STORIES!!!! POST YOUR PICTURES!!!! Feel free to use mine like I used yours. Oh wait, I haven't given you mine yet. Hmmm. That sounds like something I should get on top of. Hey, keep bugging me about that. I need to buy some CD's tomorrow.

Anyway about the post at hand. I feel like a kid when I'm around people that are married and/or have kids. I feel grown up because I have a house and a degree and a car and it all happened so fast! I feel like a kid when I'm with girl friends and laughing so hard my stomach hurts. I feel like an adult when I clean my house and cook. I feel like a kid when I daydream. I feel like an adult when I say my age out loud. I feel like an adult when YOU say you feel like an adult. I feel like a kid when others older than me say I'm so young. That's a crock.

Jenny Jorg said...

I feel all growed up when people aren't telling me how to do things and just assume I know what I'm doing or that I can handle it.

I feel like a kid when I want them to hold my hand all the way through it.