Monday, July 4, 2011

Being a grown up is…..

Day 4 of summer camp and today’s topic is: What has most surprised you about being an adult? What have you learned about yourself through blogging?

This is kind of a funny topic because a lot of times I don’t feel like an adult – I mean yes, I do a lot of adult things every day, but I don’t always FEEL grown up or qualified to be an adult.

One of the most surprising things to me in regards to adulthood is how different it is than I ever imagined it to be. I don’t know what I thought being adult would be like when I grew up, but it wasn’t anything like my life!

I guess I thought it was all 8-5 jobs, family dinners, carefree weekends, 2.5 kids and a white picket fence.

As we all know, that is pretty far from my truth.

I work random hours, mostly in my PJ’s, cook dinner on occasion because I live with 2 VERY picky eaters, have jam-packed weekends filled with extended family and 1 very rambunctious toddler. Our house doesn’t have a white picket fence, but it has awesome blue walls and gorgeous black & white pictures all over.

We have our own normal, our own way of doing things that generally works pretty well, our own {constantly evolving} definition of being grown up. I can tell you that I didn’t ever feel “grown up” though until we bought our own home last year, that was the one day that I said “okay, NOW I am an adult”.

Through blogging I have learned that I am qualified to be an adult, a wife, a mother because it is as good as I make it – not what everyone else expects. I’ve learned to use my voice not only through writing but in real life and for that, I am most proud.

How about you? What does “adulthood” feel like to you?


1 comment:

Photogrl said...

I know exactly what you mean!

Still waiting to feel like an "adult"...