have I ever mentioned?
June 28, 2013
How much I like being a grownup? Being a grownup means going out for a burger at 9 pm because I finished a scuba refresher class and I was hungry and too tired to cook anything at home. It means putting sugar on my cornflakes if I want. And this is going to sound crazy, but paying bills makes me feel pretty darned good, because it means I’m taking care of myself. I’m a functional human being. My eyes kind of bug out when anyone talks about wanting to be a kid again, or that high school was the best time of their lives. Being a kid means being dependent, and being limited to what other people decide for you, not what you want for yourself.
I know a lot of people associate being a kid with having fun, and being an adult with not having fun. But seriously, if that’s how it’s working for you, you’re doing it wrong! Being adult and responsible is awesome because it means developing the resources for making my own fun. I have more fun now than I ever did as a kid. My kid self would be so jealous of my closet full of costumes.
I walk around my house, which is exactly the way I want it. Full of stuff I picked out myself. A little messier than I’d like maybe, but I’m working on that. I like that I’m a grownup and no one is telling me I have to clean it all right now.