Time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely
Not for very much longer
BECAUSE I AM TURNING 30 IN ONLY 3 DAYS!!!
But you can relax guys, this is not going to be a whiney “where has my youth gone” post because face that I am still young! I am just gobsmacked by how fast the last year has passed. One of my heartfelt wishes for my 30th birthday was to be okay with my age. And I don’t know how but over the course of the last months I somehow became okay with it. More than okay in fact! And so today I share a few reasons with you why I never would want to be a teenager ever again and being an adult is awesome out loud!
1. Not giving a fuck…
… is something that came with age and experience. As a teenager I was affected by so many different things that I often wasn’t even sure that I reacted to my personal emotions rather than somebody elses. Everything tortured me emotionally! Now I am a lot more relaxed (but don’t ask Stefan – he’ll deny that). No but seriously, not giving a fuck is on of the best things that came to me in my life.
2. Day Drinking
No further explanation needed 😉
3. Decision Making…
… is much easier as it was in my teens. You’re repeatedly told that you can do ANYTHING with your life (but no pressure!!!) and every decision seemed irreversible and life altering at the best but also held the power of ruining your life if you chose wrong! Now on the one hand big decisions decline in frequency and I know that I can change my mind without causing the supernova of my life.
4. I am who I am and that’s good
As far as I can think back I’ve never been on the same page as the people who surrounded me. And that always made me self-conscious. I felt I must be wrong. I felt odd and alienated among my peers. As a teenager I often kept quiet until I knew how other people thought and then modulated my views a bit to match theirs. But not anymore. I am confident enough to make up my own mind and speak my own mind. I am a bit different? Who cares? At least I always have to contribute a different view and can keep a discussion going. I am not odd, I am unique!
I am an adult, I have a job, I have money! I can buy nice things and travel a lot.
As a teenager I often felt trapped in my life, always depending on others. Family, teachers and peers. Now I can go wherever I want, do whatever I want, surround me with whoever I want and also can leave whenever I want. Whether it’s an unkind person, a boring job or even a toxic career. I am independent and nothing ever felt better!
Though I sometimes enjoy to be a bit hormon-driven, I can’t say I miss these uncontrollable mood swings, weltschmerz and desperation I often felt as a teenager. Brain chemistry can be a bitch especially in your teenage years. SO GLAD IT’S OVER!
Seriously nobody can possible really miss highschool!
I don’t say there are no good things about teenage life. Or things I wouldn’t do again if I could. And adult life is not all rainbows and butterflies, of course not. But I am embracing adulthood with all the negatives because after all it’s awesome! And I am way glad teenage life is over!!!
With that being said, have a nice Thursday!