It sucks being an adult!

Teens can’t wait to become 18 and legally be an “adult”.  My daughter Olivia keeps telling me that once she’s 18, things will be different. Uh, yeah they will and not the way she thinks.

She thinks being an adult gives you the freedom to do whatever you want. Yes, when you are paying your own bills, living in your own home and have a full-time job. But, when you are still in high school and mom and dad are paying for everything, uh NO, there is no freedom. Freedom is earned, like respect. Just because you are 18 does not mean you can do what you want. Well, you can but now you have consequences as an adult, not a child. Also, mom and dad DO NOT  have to pay for anything, they are not responsible. So, trust me.. IT SUCKS BEING AN ADULT!

Why are you in a hurry to grow up? Being an adult is not all it’s cut out to be. If I could, I would go back in time and be a kid again  — and enjoy it! The feeling of having no responsibility and having the freedom to just enjoy life and have your meals and laundry taken care of would be great.

I remind my daughter, Olivia, remember when you wanted your period so bad so you can feel like you are becoming a young lady? Well, how do you feel about that now? Yep.. it sucks!

Well, that’s the same with being an adult.  Don’t be in such a hurry to rush adulthood, just because you’re 18 doesn’t mean you are ready. You will get there. Enjoy the journey to adulthood because it only happens once. The journey is the best part and you miss the best parts by rushing it by and wanting to be older.

It sucks to be an adult Olivia.  It sucks to have bills.  It sucks to worry about money. It sucks to worry about your job. It sucks to pay taxes. It sucks to have mean bosses. It sucks to worry about retirement. It sucks to worry about your future.  So Olivia.. Yes, it sometimes sucks to be an adult. Don’t rush through life. Enjoy being a kid,  having carefree fun, having little responsibility. Enjoy mom and dad taking care of you,  grandma and grandpa spoiling you and buying you things. Enjoy not worrying how much you earn working at Publix.  Enjoy sleeping as long as you want because.. It sucks being an adult Olivia.

Life is a journey, enjoy the ride and if you can, stop and enjoy the sites along the way!


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