Monday, May 10, 2010

“Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”

I celebrated my 24th birthday this past weekend which means that I am now 3 years post 21 and have been out of college for 2 years...scary! 24 is not one of those birthdays that people really look forward to or one that they have a countdown to like you would for your 21st. I was having a convo with my boss the other day about how her daugher just turned 8 and it got me thinking about my 8th birthday and the countdowns for birthdays that I've had in my life. I distinctly remember when I turned 8 and realized that I was HALFWAY to 16. Then when I turned 16 I was excited for 18...not 100% sure why because I don't smoke or gamble but maybe because I was excited to vote. Once 18 was over the countdown to 21 was on and that came and went and now I am 24. The next milestone is 25 in which I can rent a car and my car insurance will go down. I am definitely excited for the latter...but then what happens after 25? I've been prewarned that 25 is on the downward slope to thirty and means that my 20's are halfway over. For now I will enjoy being 24 but all of these countdowns and "birthday milestones" led me to a decision. I am going to create my own birthday milestones starting at 30. I will comrpise a list and celebrate those things each year.

This now brings me to the title of my post. I may be getting older but I still consider myself a child at heart and will continue to be! I've learned that being an adult isn't as fun as it may have looked as a child so I'll continue my youth :)

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