Well, I've been graduated for a week and a half. I have a job, I have my own apartment, and I have bills to pay. And yet, I still don't feel like an adult. I'm not really sure when that feeling comes. Is it something I'll just wake up one day and have? Will I never feel like an adult? Will it come when I get married? Have kids?
And, then there's the question of whether or not a distinction ought to be drawn between being an adult and being responsible. If so, I don't know if really know many adults. If not, then is responsibility an essential part of adulthood? I would like to think so, but I'm not really sure. In the interest of quantification of data, here is a list of things that count for and against my alleged adulthood.
1. I have two jobs.
2. I have an apartment.
3. I pay bills.
4. I fulfill domestic responsibilities (for the most part).
1. I own hundreds of comic books.
2. I own several action figures.
3. My parents still pay some of my bills.
4. I don't have health insurance.
Perhaps the jury is still out on whether or not I qualify as an adulthood.
“The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness.”