Monday, April 01, 2013

A is for... Adulthood

Today is day one of my A to Z blogging challenge!  I've chosen the word "Adulthood" as my A themed post today.

Lately, at age 27... fine, yes, only just over four months away from 28, I've really been feeling like I belong under the blanket term of  "Adulthood".  I've felt like I was an adult for quite awhile, in fact I was never really much of a teenager, mostly way too mature for my age or so I thought... but lately, it's been different and I actually feel a different sense of what being an adult means.

I've been living in a condo away from my parents for over two years now.  I've been in a very serious relationship with my boyfriend for just over two years... to the point where we are actually beginning to research house hunting and buying our first home.  My two best friends are married.  I'm in my fourth year of teaching, and this was my second full year of having my own full-time September to June classroom with no break to supply teach at all (I'm still covering maternity leaves and am not permanent, but I'm doing the job of a permanent teacher regardless of that detail).  I feel like I'm in control of a lot right now, and I feel good about it.  I feel like discussions I have about the future are quite mature, heading down the path I've been looking forward to for a long time.

This really does feel like "Adulthood", and I feel very good about it.  I'm happy with the path my life journey has been taking me on, and am looking forward to this phase very much.  I suppose that hopefully slow approach to age 30 really does mature you quite a lot.

I'm looking forward to a month of posting, I will admit that while I will probably post a lot about my life... I am not sticking to any particular theme, I will just go where the letters of the alphabet take me this month.  We shall just see what's on my mind!

How about you?  When did you actually, really, feel like you were an Adult?  Or, have you even gotten there yet?


  1. It all sounds very adult to me! I look forward to reading more.

  2. Ooo...I'm super excited about a month of posting too! Welcome to the land of adulthood - there are many joys and lots of challenges, but it's all good as long as you are by your friends and family ;)

  3. Hey, there! So very nice to meet you! As you will be able to tell from my picture, I'm quite a bit older than you, but I found you to be quite interesting. To introduce myself, I'll tell you that I will be 80 years old in a month and a half. (Yes, when we become older, we measure our lives in months and days, much as children do.) I retired from teaching nineteen years ago. I've been doing a blog since 2008. I hope you will visit me. :) I will be praying for you that you make the right life choices.Best regards to you. Ruby (aka Blabbin' Grammy).

  4. I honestly can't remember when I started to "feel" like an adult. Maybe it was around my thirties. All I know is that life began moving at warp speed when I hit forty.

    Happy A-Z-ing!

  5. just stopping by from A to Z. To tell you the truth, I never felt like an adult! I sometimes feel free, I wonder if thats what being adult feels like? Loved your post!


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