I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I don’t know about everyone else, but sometimes I have to pinch myself and think wow – am I really an adult? It only feels like yesterday that I was attending school every day, chatting away to my friends in lessons when I was supposed to be working and watching Jungle Run with a bag of crisps when I got home!
All of a sudden, I find myself living in a flat that I rent with my boyfriend and working a nine till five job to earn money – all without needing to be supported by mum and dad!
It’s amazing how we suddenly grow up. I feel like there is no real transition from living at home with your parents to then living completely on your own. For me, it’s all happened so quickly. I feel like I’m actually “playing” at being an adult. I still feel like a big kid, love to watch a Disney movie at the weekend and eat pick ‘n’ mix. Side note – remember when you used to be able to go to the shop with 50p and get a bag of sweets? Where have those days gone? Now you have to spend £3 on a pick ‘n’ mix!
Anyway, when those horrible brown envelopes get stuffed through my letterbox (bills), I still think nooooo! Can you not just give me my hot water for free!?
The other day, I had to get two new tyres fitted on my car – something I have never done in my life. I still found myself calling my dad for help. After typing in my registration number online, I was faced with about 16 different types of tyre, all ranging vastly in price – I didn’t know what the hell I was going for! I didn’t care if it was a good tyre for racing or going up the motorway, I just wanted to get to and from work!
I think I’ve had these thoughts recently as there’s just been so many things that are very “adult” that I have to deal with and I still don’t feel like I’m ready. For example, we both set up Help to Buy Isas the other month as we are saving to buy our own house. I know. A house! When did I become old enough to have my own house?
Please tell me other people feel like this?! Do you ever really grow up and feel like an adult or do we all feel like big kids forever? Let me know what you think by commenting below!