The other day someone told me I was an adult.
We were in the middle of a conversation (I was talking about my relationship with my parent’s) and I said something like “Now that I’m an adult…” I hesitated to finish the sentence. She could tell that the statement tasted weird coming out of my mouth and she confirmed: “yes, yes you are an adult.”
Over the past few years, well ever since I left the nest for college, I have loosely joked about how I am an “adult” (actually, I think I called myself a “grown-ass-woman.” classy I know). All this time I’ve been joking, never taking myself seriously.
But, lately I've noticed some changes.
1. (probably my favorite change) I’m friends with my parents. We talk EVERY DAY because why? Because we WANT to, because we have things to talk about. You know what else is cool? They tell me things, things about themselves I never knew! I’m getting to know them as people. It’s wonderful.
2. I rarely get I’D for drinks at restaurants or at the liquor store. I don’t know why this is because I turned 21 yesterday. (Well it seems like yesterday).
3. My friends are all married. BOOOOOO. That’s all I have to say.
4. Since when did high school boys look like babies? And when did 30-year-old men start looking handsome?
5. Someone tell me how I learned to cook?
I’ll rephrase: Someone tell me, when did I start cooking food that actually tastes good?
6. At what point in my life did I decided that shorts/skirts must at least go to my fingertips. (The thought of wearing a teeny pair of shorts makes me cringe). Remember when we would try to find a way around that rule in middle school?
7. My idea of a great night is eating pasta and snuggling up to a movie, or maybe an episode of Smash. (Definitely not hanging out in a smoky bar).
8. I’d rather shop for home décor than clothes.
9. Staying up past midnight is nearly impossible for my heavy eyes.
10. I keep my room in a constant state of clean. Because I want to.
So I guess I am an adult.
(I didn’t even mention the fact that I did my own taxes this year).
And you know what?
I think it’s pretty awesome.