I Don't Want To Adult

I'm 25 years old, and I swear sometimes I feel like I'm still 18 - I just feel like a mature child. Bla bla bla, an 18 year o...

I'm 25 years old, and I swear sometimes I feel like I'm still 18 - I just feel like a mature child. Bla bla bla, an 18 year old person is technically an adult - but when you're 25, you may as well still be a child at that age, dammit! What I'm getting at here, is that I don't like being put under the term "adult".

I go to shopping centres and still ride the kids merry-go-rounds, I love jumping in ball pits, going to playgrounds and just generally being an embarrassment to all of my friends. But do you know what? I don't really care because I'm having fun. I love doing silly things because it makes me happy, and why shouldn't I do what makes me happy? To coin a phrase, YOLO, you only live once. As much as that phrase has been overused in the past few years, it most definitely has a good point - you do only live once, so why not make the most of it.

Yes, when you get older you need to find a job, move out and start paying your own bills, (if your parents didn't already charge you rent - which mine did) but that doesn't mean that you need to stop having fun. Be silly, be weird, but most importantly be you and express yourself in any way you feel.

I believe the world has set these age standards and stereotypes, like by the age of 30 you should have found a career or something like that. But what if you, like me, aren't interested in pursuing a career as such? Does that mean that our life is ultimately going to crumble and die and we will fail to exist? No it doesn't! It just means we're human, and not everybody can follow the standards that the world has subconsciously set for us.

You should be happy in the skin that you're in, and if you want to have a bit of childish fun every now and then, what's to stop you?

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  1. This is such a good read for me right now. I'm just about to turn 23 and I kind of don't really feel like an adult - well not kinda, not a lot at all. I have just gotten into a full time job and I am having a hard time adjusting to 'adulthood.' I think it's important to still have fun in your life and not let all the gross stuff (taxes, bills) get in the way of living life

    Lizzie | Garland Girl

    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad it struck a chord with you! Just because you've now got a full time job does not mean in the slightest that you need to stop having fun. Some people don't even know what they want to do or what their passion is until later in life. Have a lovely day :)

  2. I'm 47 and still feel like I'm 16 (many days). I think you are right, when we have fun we stay young. I like dancing around and playing little pranks like moving someone's coffee cup about a half meter away, although I can be quite serious. If you don't have to rush then don't, life passes by too quickly. Enjoy :)

    1. It's sometimes the little things we find the most enjoyment out of but it doesn't mean you can't still be mature when you need to be :) Thank you for stopping by and reading!


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