Recently I talked about leaving school and life after I graduate, and I guess the theme of growing up is one that isn’t especially surprising for a 17 year old to be talking about! 😅
I’m mixed between feeling like a kid and an adult, which I guess we call the teenage years. All in all, we want to have the support of childhood with the opportunities of adulthood, but we aren’t either. And trust me teenagers hate being treated like kids. 😂
But what does it mean to be growing up? When I was in Germany we stayed in a youth hostel in Berlin for a week, and I think what we enjoyed were the times in which we felt rather grown up. Of course travelling around independently, being responsible for our food and memorising bus/train timetables, they came under it; but buying loo paper and hand wash, and late night excursions to the supermarket, did too. I think it was an effective and valuable experience because we had the right amount of support and independent responsibility.
A big thing for me has always been having my driver’s licence. Mostly because I live rurally, but also because it means I can just hop in the car and go somewhere! I’m still supported by my parents, and there is support in the restrictions we have on the different stages of licences, which while a lot of teenagers decide these rules are to be broken I use them as support. Call me a goody-good but I think having some restrictions is good so we don’t do something stupid, and so when mistakes happen (which they do) there are less factors.
Anyway, that’s just my opinion on growing up. I haven’t fully done it yet, and who knows when you have? 😂
As ever, I would love to hear your thoughts! 😁 Its certainly a topic to be discussed. 😊
Until next time,