Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Equinox, Aug 9, 2013.
I don't think it's a requirement, so don't feel obligated
I'm turning 23 next month and want to die :rofl1:
HAHA, no, really, it just feels so ... old. And most of the time I still feel like I'm still 18.
Oh God sister. I'm 29. Let's not have that discussion.
I will just say that the length of time between "Man, I'm still young... I don't want to be MARRIED yet! I'm totally cool with this!" and "Holy *$(@ I'm old and I'm not married and my life is over" is... a surprisingly short period of time.
I am 41 closing in on 42 in a few months...
25 was the birthday that freaked me out. I think everyone has at least one birthday like that (some people have lots of them).
I do not feel like an adult...growing up is optional...you only have to do it as much as you feel like and no further
Also life is not a race and should not be looked at as a competition...doing that is only going to make you a sad panda
I totally share your pain, Grace. I'm going to be 21 in a couple of weeks and I have nothing together in my life. I'm probably going to stay in bed and cry all day on my birthday LOL. I want to be 19 again, 19 was a good age.
This wasn't loading when I originally replied, but it did now! That is SO lovely! Definitely something you'll cherish forever
To be honest, 20 was a really odd time for me - you're still in school which means you're kind of in limbo between teenager and adult imo. It's a VERY odd place to be.
So far I think I've enjoyed 25-28 (now) the best: I'm out of school with "adult responsibilities, I'm way more confident in who I AM now, things have really fallen into place recently, and I'm def looking forward to the future, but not in a "get me out of this NOW" way.
I do run into the "no kids yet?!" phenomenon here and there, but again, that's old hat for me since it's been happening since the mass birthing of my friends around age 25. NBD now!
Umm 37...still don't feel obligated.
Yeah I still pretty much feel that way at almost 23 which is what sometimes scares me. Lol. I get discouraged when I still feel the same that I did at 20 lol but actually, I do feel good that I have a path finally and feel confident that by 25 I'll be more "together". So yeah I'm hoping 25-28 will be good for me too lol. That seems to be when most of my friends start really getting it together too.
I didn't mind turning 20. I didn't feel the pressure to start acting adult until I got a "real" job... then it was like, I'm done with school and working full time, guess that means I need to move on with my life??
I'm 30 in less than thirty days.
Yes, we need to stop that time lol!!
Seriously though look forward to getting older and school being done. Then more ackward time with job hunting etc!
We have only owned our house for a year now and we don't plan on having kids in this area. Our plan is similar to yours, when I turn 30ish then maybe we should settle down. (I'm 27, he is 25)
I have no solutions for you, but 20 is a good number. I have dreaded my birthday every since my eleventh, for fear of getting older.
Its funny, the older I get the more secure I get with myself, the more fun I have
Having children did not slow me down, actually it opened me up to many new experiences and a whole new group of friends as well. I originally kind of thought oh my, my life is over! And to be fair, when they are really little, often things DO get put on hold...but thats it...just hold
I'm twenty three. I started acting like a real adult (financially) when I was twenty two and moved thousands of miles away from my family. I hate it.
I joined Chaz when I was fourteen. I hate when old threads with my fourteen-year-old opinions within them pop up. I was an annoying child.
Oh god, I know how you feel. I joined when I was 15, and once in a blue moon, an old thread from like 2007 pops up and I just cring.-.-