Blog: Becoming An Adult

Sept. 26, 2018

From Elaina

My youngest daughter is turning 18 next week. We’ve been having a lot of discussions on what it means to be an adult.

–          Adults have no clue what they are doing half the time! You do not wake up on your 18th birthday (or 48th) knowing the answers to life. Honestly, most of us are faking confidence half the time. Thank God for Google!

–          We forget that all of us are frauds. Especially with social media, we think that other adults have their lives together. We tend to compare other people’s highlight reel to our blooper reel.

–          You will make mistakes, guaranteed. I promise you that you will fail. Being an adult means that you know you can figure out the solution (again, Google). If your mistake involves wronging another person, fix it, sincerely apologize, and make amends. After that, forgive yourself and don’t make that same mistake again.

–          There is a difference between fact and opinion. Actually, my daughter came up with this one. Don’t confuse a very confident opinion with fact.

–          Being an adult does not mean that you always have to act like an adult. Don’t lose your sense of play. Be silly. Enjoy life. Don’t worry about what other people may think of you.

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