Growing up

Back to the blog.  It has been quite a while since last I wrote here.  Feels like years rather than months.  My life now is much different.  I haven’t changed really as a person, but there are so many things I have tried or accomplished since then that I feel brand new. It’s exciting!

Back in September, I was job searching, living back with my parents, and muddling my way through the whole ‘growing up’ process. Now, I’m 2 months into a great job in marketing, live in a wonderful apartment downtown, and have decided to never grow up.

I don’t know if I’m allowed to post this, but this webcomic has been hanging on my bulletin board for the last few months.

Grownups are adults with responsibilities.  They have jobs, pay bills, do laundry, and cook.  I have always cringed at the idea of being part of this demographic.  Sure I’m 23, but can’t I still act like a 12 year old?  The answer always seemed to be ‘No’.

Finally, I have come to understand that the words “boring” and “depressing” don’t always have to go with being grown up.  Whereas I would feel frustrated by chores and responsibilities before, now I find them simply a part of my days.  Laundry is no longer irksome (prolly because the laundry is 2 doors down the hall instead of in a dungeon-like basement), and the kitchen is actually a fun place to be.

I will probably always act half my age (except at work of course) but I’m beginning to realize that growing up does not preclude child-like wonder, imagination, and fun.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a load of darks to put in the wash…



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