Lately I've been thinking about what it means to be an adult, and after some time I have come up with absolutely nothing. When I was a kid I anticipated every birthday expecting to feel a little bit different, perhaps more mature, wiser, even taller (idk why I expected to grow taller on my birthday, but I did). However when the fateful day arrived I would be disappointed, but unsurprised at my ordinariness. Well, I quickly abandoned that expectation and set my sights for growth after beginning a new chapter, starting college, graduation, beginning a new job, etc. And I've been right! I have felt like I have grown in different ways after starting these new adventures, but I've gotten to a point where I'm chasing that next stage of growth. What that next stage is I don't know, and that's been bothering me for some time. When I get to thinking about the future, more often than not, I will feel a sense of hopelessness, but that's also when I return to that magnet on my fridge with the arguably cheesy quote: "Everything will be okay in the end
And if it's not okay
It's not the end." So I guess it's okay to not know what it means to be an adult now, as long as I don't lose that drive to further develop.
Well anyway, I hope you all are finding your passions and seeking growth in whatever you pursue. Have a good night ya'll.
Got fired from my corporate job 5 years ago, 2 weeks before I planned on quitting. Haven’t looked back since.
The best part of this story... unemployment compensation, my friends 😄
It’s funny how life works out sometimes