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
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?