Sunday, July 5, 2009

time warp

I realized today that I am *not* seventeen years old anymore. I understand that, to some of you, the gap between 17 and 23 doesn't seem like it would make that much of a difference, but let me tell you, it's stark. 

I am actually quite disturbed by this realization. I understand that I am not physically a teenager, but that's the easy part. I live very much like a seventeen-year-old. My "space" (no pun intended) in this world consists of a messy bedroom in my parents' house. I own an old car and I work part-time while pretending that I'm working on a novel that I will one day finish and therefore make something of myself. 

I'm not saying this just because I feel like getting down on myself. I'm saying it because maybe putting it on "paper" will spur me on to actually do something about it. 

It's time to grow up mentally and emotionally. Any suggestions on how to do that?

4 comments:

Goofy said...

If you figure it out, would you let me know? I'm still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up.

Jon Jacquet said...

Never grow up! Don't even try! Once you do, it's so hard to find the magic again....

Dana said...

Thanks, Jon. I think you're right actually, the more I ponder this. Being a grown-up is overrated. :) I could use some more magic though. Mine seems to be in short supply these days.

Sorry, Heidi, I guess I'm staying in the same boat as you for awhile. You seem to be doing just fine, so I'm not too worried.

StefRobrts said...

We own a house, have 2 cars, and work for ourselves, but wouldn't mind enjoying your age again, so don't sweat it. Figure out what you like to do and see if you can make some kind of career out of it or related and go from there. All else fails just let things fall where they may and your path will appear.

Dave Roberts