Bit of a different post today, a few days ago I was having a chat with my boyfriend when he mentioned something that made me think, in his exact words he said “You’ve taken on so much responsibility in the last year” and the more I thought about it the more I realised that he was completely right, I had.
Early last June we went on holiday to Amsterdam, when we got home I moved out within the space of about 2 – 3 weeks, I started a new job about a month later in July, at the end of July I got two kittens, Tigger & Belle, started my second year in college in my computer course and I also got a car, fast forward a few months later and I got a puppy called Molly. Bare in mind that I only turned 21 in October so a lot of those big changes happened when I was just 20 years old!!
I’ve mentioned to my parents a few times how I’m sometimes so jealous of people that have the money to just go out party at the drop of a hat or go on holidays to all these wonderful places while I’m stuck at home minding my 3 fur babies, but the more I think about it I’ve done so much at such a young age, yes I have bills to pay, car to fix, pets to look after but I’m glad that I’ve started this so young because it’s opened my eyes to what the big bad world holds!
So the moral of this post is to basically explain to you guys that yes growing up is freaking scary and there are some days that I wish I could just drop all my responsibilities and move home but then other days are amazing, waking up in my own house and coming down stairs to see my fur babies all excited to see me, it makes it all worth it.
If you’re scared to take the plunge I say go for it, I was shitting it when all of this came at me at once but it was all my choice and I knew it was going to be a lot of responsibility which I was ready to take on.
Move out, buy that car, take a new college course, find a new job, get you some fur babies, DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!! At the end of the day it’s all about what makes you happy.
Also don’t worry, even with the responsibility of growing up you don’t need to get completely go of your wild / child side. I still enjoy to go out with my friends every now and then, I like going to the cinema, or just planning a silly afternoon with my other half, being an adult isn’t always about seriousness, there are still fun times too!
So whether your 18, 24, or 40, growing up has nothing to do with age, it has to do with maturity and how you handle the difficult situations thrown at you.