I do all these seemingly "adult" things like washing dishes, doing laundry, and cleaning the apartment but at the end of the day I still cuddle up with my stuffed animals. I think the real reason that I don't feel like I'm a 19 year old ( it seems to get weirder every time I say it) is because I still watch and play with little kids a lot. I have no real desire to change my behavior I'm just simply making observations of myself.
I am still sometimes astonished to realize that I have funiture and rent obligations. I think it's pretty normal.
James may come in and discuss owning property and how what's the deal with that? --- Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both. -Mimir
Often I am struck about how I am in charge of a hundred students learning math, which seems unreasonable. --- "To truly live, one must first be born." ~ Evan [aX] Paper Mario Social: The Safe Haven of GameFAQs. (Board 2000083)
Does it feel better or worse to think of it in the more cynical terms of teaching math to five students (the ones who want to learn math) and babysitting the other ninety-five (the ones who don't care)?
--- "A writer of story books!… Why, the degenerate fellow might as well have been a fiddler!"
I've been living in my new place for over a month now and I still catch myself thinking, "Huh, I actually live here."
When I turned 18, I sent thank yous to all of my relatives who came to my birthday party from that year. I included some joke about being willing to stick around at the kids table since I'm the oldest "kid" in the family so that the adults can still enjoy themselves at parties. My uncle wrote back with something that I found particularly interesting and something that I still carry with me. He said that a secret with growing up is that you're going to look around and find that the people you sat at the kids table with are the same people you're going to sit at the big kids table with.
Some things change and some things stay the same. We're not RPG characters that hit a new level and all of a sudden change classes to something else. It's a big chain of changes. Some of the changes are gradual, and some are larger, but it's all a string of changes.
Or you can go with what Will said a few months ago that I actually copied somewhere because I thought it was clever- "Growing up is a constant process of realizing what you thought two or three years ago was stupid." --- http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/ukealii50/kylo.jpg - Thanks uke! http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/829/07kyloforce.png - Thanks Diyosa!