At what point in your life did you think, "Wow, I'm really an adult now."

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  1. RobertoPortales profile image73
    RobertoPortalesposted 7 years ago

    At what point in your life did you think, "Wow, I'm really an adult now."

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    vinsanityposted 7 years ago

    When I left for college. I realized that if I don't wash my clothes, make food, get a job, or pay my bills etc that no one else will.

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    ChuckGposted 7 years ago

    When I got married and my newly wed husband said, "Hey honey, when are you going to clean the toilet." I knew then I had slipped into adulthood.

  4. NiaG profile image87
    NiaGposted 7 years ago

    I didn't feel like an adult until around 28.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago

    When I moved to California from the Midwest at age 21, got my own apartment, a job, and was living with a girl...etc. I think it's hard to truly feel like an adult until you have adult responsibilities and are able to meet them on a regular basis (without parental help).
    It really hit me the first time my mother flew out to visit what was then (my home). Having said that I still suprise myself with little things like actually listening to the traffic report on the radio. In my youth I would have changed the station and been shocked when I ran into a traffic jam. lol!

  6. ithabise profile image82
    ithabiseposted 7 years ago

    It was actually just before I graduated high school. I was already working; but it soon dawned on me that my days were changing radically. I clearly remember thinking and asking, "What do you do? You mean all I do is go to work and come home? No schedule?" I laugh at it today, but I knew I was in for a big change in reality. I'd give anything to go back to high school!

  7. thebookmom profile image72
    thebookmomposted 7 years ago

    It was the moment I was surrounded by laundry, a dirty house, kids who wanted to play and a ringing phone.  It was an intense moment, but one in which I realized, this is my grown up life and I love it!  ( I do still wish the laundry or cleaning fairy would come every now and then and help this adult out!)

  8. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    I think it finally this me when I became a mother at age 30.  Until then I felt like a girl playing house.

  9. Melissa.P profile image61
    Melissa.Pposted 7 years ago

    I lived on my own for a few years now but I recently moved across the country from all my family. Sometimes it hits me that I am so far away from everyone I grew up with. Scary feeling

  10. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    Well for that to happen you have to consider the term "adult". What does it mean to be an adult? Typically psychologists claim the term means when an individual can live on their own, pay their bills, and take care of themselves without any aid.
    With this definition, some people never turn into adults. However, the age this typically occurs is in the 20's, normally 25. So I don't tell myself that as I do not consider myself an adult, even though the government and society do. And they don't really count for much. They both say "happy holidays" (annoying me) and claim pizza as a vegetable... So to my view, I'm not an adult.


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