So you’re all grown up, with responsibilities and a house and maybe a couple of kids. The world feels like it has gotten so much bigger since you were in high school; you have more grown-up things to worry about now. And as scary as the world can be when you’re young, there are some upsides to being an adult. You have a better understanding of the world around you, your friends from school have moved on or found other new friends because they’ve graduated and gone off to college or found jobs somewhere else. With age comes great responsibility (or so they say). Here are a few things I’ve noticed as I get older:
You’ve got better taste in music.
One thing that I have noticed, especially as I have gotten older, is that my taste in music has gotten much better. As a teenager, I found myself enjoying the latest pop hits, regardless of the quality of the music, and liking whatever my friends liked. Nowadays, I have a much better ear for music and can find myself appreciating a wide variety of genres. This may be linked to the fact that I have a job where I am expected to listen to music, but it’s also because I have had more time to explore music of all sorts. My teenage years were very busy, with lots of responsibilities and not a lot of time for hobbies. Now, I find myself with more time to explore, and discover, new music.
You’re more forgiving.
As a Spectrum Healthcare, I had a lot of things I was holding grudges for. That fight with a friend that ended with me storming away and them slamming the door, the teacher who didn’t care about the students, the parents that made me do chores… the list goes on. As an adult, I find that I don’t hold grudges as much. Sure, I still have a few (mostly against the government) but I don’t see them as important as I did when I was a teenager. I don’t hold grudges because I don’t have the time. When you’re a teenager, you have a lot of free time. You don’t have a job, you probably don’t have kids, and you have plenty of time to think about how someone wronged you. Now, as an adult, I don’t have the time to be holding a grudge for something someone did 10 years ago. I’ve got a job, a house, bills to pay, and responsibilities.
You realize that being an adult isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
As a teenager, there are so many things that you want to do as an adult; you want to be able to go where you want when you want, have your own house and be able to do whatever you want whenever you want to. As an adult, you realize that it’s harder than you expected. You don’t have the time to do everything you want to do. You’re working long hours, you’ve got bills to pay, you’ve got a house that needs maintaining, and you’ve got kids that you need to take care of. Being an adult isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, you get to do more fun things than you used to, but being an adult is also a lot more work than being a teenager. Click here to know more!
Everyone you know is getting married (or having a kid).
As a teenager, you are surrounded by friends who are in the dating scene. Your friends are going to the movies, going to parties, meeting new people, and falling in love. As an adult, you are surrounded by friends who are getting married or having a kid. Every friend I have is either getting married, or having a kid. It’s crazy to think that in 5 years, I will be in the same boat as them. It’s crazy to think that in 5 years, I’ll be married, and in 11 years, I’ll have a child. I don’t feel ready for any of that, but I know it’s coming. Being an adult means that you are surrounded by people who are settling down and starting families. It’s a bit of a surreal experience.
You have more responsibilities (and more chores).
As a teenager, you may have had a part-time job where you earned a little bit of money to spend on whatever you wanted. As an adult, you may be working a full-time job, and you have a lot more responsibilities. You’ve got a mortgage to pay off, utilities to turn on and off, and a car that needs to be maintained. There are also a lot more chores to do as an adult. You have to do the dishes, you have to clean the house, and you have to make sure that everything is in order. There’s less time to do the things you want to do. As an adult, you have more responsibilities and more chores to do, and less time to do them. It can be overwhelming, but you’ll get used to it.
The days are long, but the years are short.
As a teenager, you have all the time in the world to do what you want. You can spend hours playing video games, reading, or hanging out with friends. As an adult, the days are long and full of work, responsibilities, and other things. The days are long, but the years are short. There is so much that you want to do, so many places you want to see and things you want to experience. With every day that passes, you are one day closer to the end of your life. That’s why you have to make the most of your time as a teenager. You may not feel like you have enough time, but the days are long and the years are short. Click here to know more