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Being a Grown Up: One Year On - Anika May
When I turned 18, I truly believed I had reached the definition of adult life even though I’d only just finished my A-levels and didn’t even have a job. A year on from actually becoming a grown up, there’s a few things I’ve learned. Life waits for no one. I really thought that my first few years as an adult would be awe-inspiring and I would be able to experience things for the first time all the time. First experiences really are first experiences, they don’t pause and once it’s gone it’s gone. The harsh reality is difficult to swallow at first but now I’m used to it, I appreciate the special moments so much more. Responsibilities are real. I never grew up in a really luxurious lifestyle, but never had huge stressful responsibilities in my younger years. Now that I’m older, working full-time and trying to launch my own blogging career, I’ve noticed that responsibility seems to follow me everywhere. This definitely means I’ll never stop growing up. Sleep is good. We all go through an age where staying up past 12 a.m. is the greatest achievement of the year. I’m not even in my twenties yet but I …