I Won't Grow Up
Thoughts on Growing Up
Now that I am at the tail end of my teen years with my 20th birthday coming up shortly, I have been thinking a lot about growing up.The thing is, I don't wanna grow up and never really have, not even as a child. Growing up has never made any sense to me. The whole idea of being older and not having any fun is absolutely absurd. I believe in growing as a person, but never losing your childhood. It's our inner child who keeps us who we are. Many of us forget that. Who is to say that being older means we have to conform to society's way of stressing and not living up to our dreams in order to be "responsible"? If you ask me, that is completely irresponsible. Yes, we should learn how to be responsible people, but that doesn't mean we give up on our dreams and stop having fun. Too many people get to my age and think "I better do the right thing and get the job that makes the most money for me and my family", rather than thinking "Hey, I can finally pursue my dream of becoming a ______". Following your heart and your dreams is the best thing you can do. Sure, it's not as easy as taking that boring high paying job right out of college, but in the long run all that work would be worth it. Let's face it life isn't easy, and as a "mature adult" shouldn't you be looking into your long term happiness, rather than the job that everyone else wants you to have? Also I am not saying people should pursue happiness at others expense, such as leaving your child at home or not paying your bills on time. I mean, find ways to follow your dreams rather than believing you could never live up to them. Where there is a will, there is a way. That saying is completely true. If you want something bad enough, you can work towards it. Being an adult, I still wanna go on random adventures with friends, wrestle around, make stupid jokes, be silly, and just all around have fun. I want to go and have sweet romantic dates, sneak out to no trespassing zones, and be a little bad from time to time, and no matter what anyone says, that doesn't make me immature. I think if anything it makes me a better person and in the end it will make me a better sister, friend, teacher, mother, and writer than I originally would have been. I guess all I am saying through this hub is that more people need to open their eyes to the world around them and have more fun even if society tells them otherwise. It will make the world a much happier place.