- Isabel Mundigo-Moore, Are We Adults?
Being a grown up feels so incredibly different from what I expected. I know I was so naive to think that one day I simply wake up feeling all confident and grown up, and than would be my transitioning into adulthood! On the other hand, I didn't know what to expect. I'd say, transitioning feels more like as if you've been dropped from a helicopter right into the middle of the ocean, and that's where you realize that swimming in practice feels so different from swimming in theory.
- Grey's Anatomy
I can do anything I want with my life. I can pick any career. I can dye my hair any colour. I can do a naked photoshoot if I like. I'm unstoppable. Wait, what do I do with such freedom of choice?
The truth is, it is scary. You want all that excitement that you expected to be happening, you want your life to be this fascinating big-screen-movie-worth journey. You want it now. But are you ready? What if you realize that you're still waiting for the best moment sitting there like a rock in a stream, dreaming up another life of yours like you used to?
There's one thing. An important one.
Being a grown up isn't about the best moment. It is scary because you've finally arrived at the point where you do things no matter how scared you are or whether you feel down. It is about keeping on going through everyday challenges and all breakdowns. It is about standing up straight even if you don't feel like it; most of all, if you don't feel like it. It is about figuring out the littlest things like budgeting and tax refunds and cooking real meals. It is about telling yourself that you are good enough and learning to believe it without an external validation. It is about interlacing your world and the real world; that's how you make your life the life you've always dreamt about. It is about becoming a person you've always wanted to be. There's no such thing as the best moment anymore. It's only now.
We are new adults of this new era, we have big dreams and we don't want to settle; our hearts stay young and they are beating so fast. We're making our dreams our life because we can. We are good, and it is an amazing journey. It's okay to be scared, you'll figure it out, and it's going to be even more amazing. This is it, can you hear me?
It is our life and it has never been more real. We are adults.
It is happening.