Weren’t we just playing in sandboxes or paying $2 to get into frat parties? Now we’re working grown-up jobs, brainstorming baby names and picking out wedding gifts!
My sister is engaged. My coworker announced she’s having a baby and one of my girlfriends is getting married this weekend – is this real life?
The scarier part? I’m SO excited! I can’t wait to see Mandy walk down the aisle, say her “I Dos” and look both ecstatic and optimistic as the photographer captures the moment forever.
I always thought there was this moment of clarity when you realized you were an adult and ready for salaries, babies and weddings. But now I’m noticing that’s not the case at all. I think the moments all build up until you start to see that all those “grown up things” are becoming your life.
I still don’t consider myself an “adult”. But I don’t feel like a college student or a kid or an intern anymore. I can’t wait to pick out baby clothes with my coworker and dresses with my sister. But I still like to sleep in until noon on the weekend and get pizza when the bars close.
Life is full of several phases. And while some have defining moments, like losing your first tooth, getting your drivers license and graduating from college, I think most creep up on us before we even realize we’re in them.
Do you feel “adult” yet? When did you begin to feel like your life was entering a new phase?