Wednesday, February 24

The Burning Question...Week One

I am going to challenge myself to uphold a routine of sorts. Small to you, but grand to me.
This decision has been made without mortar and stone to allow room for error.

Each Tuesday I will ask a question for both you and I to answer.
Sometimes it will come in the form of a statement that you need to finish.

Week 1: The Burning Question...

What is something that surprises you about adult life?

Let's clarity the fact that unless you are still wearing scrunchies in your hair and filling out SAT forms you qualify. (Special considerations will be made if you fall under this category.)

I'm not sure if there is a magical age that bestowed upon me the crown and sash of adulthood, but I feel like an adult. I no longer enjoy the drama that I relished in my youth. Of course, I denied any form of enjoyment when asked in my 20's.
As an adult (said with the sounds of horns trumpeting in the background) I am surprised by my inability shed extra pounds without having to join a reality show or infomercial. I am surprised that I was naive to think I would be the same by doing the same thing and that I thought "I" would be different. I am surprised by the ease of age differences and that I can call other adults, twice my age, by their first names and not get a scolded. I am surprised by the lack of fear I have in purchasing something big. I remember as a teen being completely in awe of my parents for having the money to "own" a house.

What is something that surprises you about adult life?
It's your turn.....



19 comments:

randomblogette said...

HI! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I wanted to check you out too. My blog is still new so it is not as beautiful as yours!So I want to answer your burning question. It is a hard one. I think that the one thing that surprises me about adulthood is the fact that I can't believe that I am an adult. Sometimes I will be doing something and then stop and say..wait, I still feel like I am 16. I can't be 30 already! I can't have 2 kids. One in elementary school and one that will be in kindergarten next year. I sometimes have a hard time with that.

randomblogette said...

HI! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I wanted to check you out too. My blog is still new so it is not as beautiful as yours!So I want to answer your burning question. It is a hard one. I think that the one thing that surprises me about adulthood is the fact that I can't believe that I am an adult. Sometimes I will be doing something and then stop and say..wait, I still feel like I am 16. I can't be 30 already! I can't have 2 kids. One in elementary school and one that will be in kindergarten next year. I sometimes have a hard time with that.

Laurie Anne said...

I'm always amazed at how much more confidence I have as an adult. I walk tall with my head up high, and I have accepted myself flaws and all :) LOVE it!

Jamie Jenson said...

I always pictured myself being completely independent and successful and living in a big city. I didn't realize when I was a teenager how difficult being an adult really is. Just because you have a job doesn't mean you have money to live extravagantly. It took me a few years to realize this, and I'm still paying for it every month when my credit card statements come. So, I guess that the hardest thing I've learned is that being an adult doesn't mean 100% freedom. It's not as glamorous as I had hoped, but I do love being able to do what I want, when I want...even if it's not jetting off to Paris on a whim!

Shana said...

I think the hardest thing about being an adult is just that. It is hard. I have a family, bills, responsibilities and a burning desire to do something but the bills take the money to do something with lol. I still don't feel like an adult sometimes. Weird.

Eva Gallant said...

I'm surprised by how quickly the time passes; how I'm now the old bag driving too slow!

Emily B said...

Oh! That's what I was going to say. I'm also surprised at how fast time flies. I still feel like 27, where did the last 7 years go to??? (and can I have them back, please?)

On the plus side (as a child looking ahead to adulthood), I was expecting it to be awesome to stay up as late as I want, eat cookies for breakfast and not have homework. And I'm pretty happy to say that these things are, indeed, awesome.

Danielle said...

What surprises me is that while I knew back then that there was still a lot I did not know,,, that even now,, having learned many many things,,, it seems there are more unknowns!

(frankly its infuriating!)
:)

Eyegirl said...

I'm surprised by how un-adult like I feel. I still kind of feel like a kid playing house half the time, and like all of this responsibility can't possibly be on my shoulders.

Mitzi said...

I don't ever think in my heart that I am as old and grown up as I am. Getting older is in fact a lot of work. It is hard to admit that there are now some things that I just have to give up on trying or doing because of my age. The time flew so fast that I never learned to ski, ride horses, run races, etc. It is depressing at times. However there are advantages too. Life is still really good.

Merrie L. said...

The most surprising thing about adult life is that it's strange to deal with aging. Not the day-to-day process, but having friends, family, and favorite actors pass away. Having things you possessed as a child, and loved, now called retro or classics. It's kind of distressing knowing that there are "young adults" that do not know what an LP, or 45, is. Wow. I'm still young, right?

Amy said...

I'm surprised at how *life* gets in the way of all our scheming and planning, always turning out rather differently than what we expected!

Chrissy MacCEO said...

I am surprised at how I still feel like a "kid" when I am with my parents. I wonder if I'll ever feel like an adult in their presence!!?

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Merren said...

I agree with Eyegirl, I am surprised how ungrown-up I feel. I was on a machine at the gym the other day, glanced in the mirror and thought,"Who is that old woman staring at me?" It was me! Ha ha..That was the last time I wore shorts to the gym...now it is jogging pants.

Cascia said...

That is a great question...let's see here. What surprises me as an adult? I am surprised that I can't stand noise like I used to when I was a kid. I used to listen to my stereo really loud as a child and noise didn't bother me so much. Today I have four children and when they talk and make noise I just want to run and hide.

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