I'm an adult. On some days.

I remember the first time I felt like an adult.

It was when I stayed in a hotel alone for the first time. I was 25-years-old.

The second time I felt like an adult? When I bought a vacuum that same year. What can I say? 25 was clearly a big year for me. Yet, buying furniture has done nothing for me as far as the adult status goes. 

Driving a Uhaul in a blizzard also made me feel like an adult.

And most recently, buying a microwave, which is clearly different than just having one in the home/apartment you are renting. 

Turning 18, moving out for the first time, staying home alone at my parents' house while in high school and they were on vacation {I clearly had to stay home so I could run}, none of those things made me feel like an adult. 

Maybe if I had gotten married I would feel like I had successfully reached adult-stage permanently. Or maybe if I birthed a child?

What about you? What has made you feel like an adult? 

And to think, this post seriously exists just because I bought a microwave off of KSL classifieds. Now only if they had an adorbs white coffee table! 


Marinda said...

There was one moment in my life when I thought, "clearly, now I am an adult." It wasn't when I went on a mission or when I got married, when I graduated from college, or even when I had a baby.

It was when I bought a Swiffer.

I hear ya, girl.

Shan said...

I'm 32 and I still often don't feel like an adult. I think maybe when I buy a house I will feel like an adult. Marriage hasn't and I don't think a baby would either.

Mollie Rose Herrey said...

Moving and flying (alone for the first time) to Sweden made me feel like an official adult!!

Niki said...

I did get excited over getting a vacuum for my birthday last year and that made me feel old. But I feel like a little kid waaaay more than I feel like an adult.

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