Not long ago, I realized how glad I was that I'm no longer a teenager, that I'm out of high school, and that I know how to take care of myself. Although there are some things I DON'T like about being an adult (which I'll cover later), I pretty much give the Cherie 'stamp of approval' to adulthood.
This is why.
1. I can go wherever I want, whenever I want, and don't have anyone to report to but myself.
One thing I always hated about being a teenager (especially after I had a car and a license) was the fact that my mother still had say in where I went and what I did. I was still a minor and she had every right to be concerned about my whereabouts, but I still wished that I didn't have to announce my plans every time I left the house.
Moving out was awesome cuz we had so many late night trips to get food while half drunk that it was ridiculous. Of course now, the newness of living on my own has worn off and I'm pretty much always at the apartment at night.. but the point is, I don't have to be if I don't want to.
2. I have a credit card, and it is awesome.
It's also practically maxed out, but I have one! And I do pay it monthly -- I just have a really low credit limit. But that's so not the point! I have a credit card -- two, actually -- and it makes me feel like a big girl when I whip those bad boys out of my wallet.
3. I can drink legally, and don't have to hide my alcohol.
|Birfday, last year.|
The result is that I DID drink it, and proceeded to get very tipsy at the alarming time of 1pm. It's ok, though. I slept it off. And then partied again later. What's up!
So those are three (really important) reasons that I very much enjoy being an adult. It has its downsides, too. But anytime I get stressed out, I just need to go get a big girl drink at 2 in the morning and pay with my credit card -- cuz that makes it all worthwhile.