When I was younger, I always wanted to grow up. To grow up so I could be in charge, so I could make my own decisions. I had no say in any of the major decisions that my family took, because I was a child. I hated it.

Now that I’m elder though, I realize how hard it is, to be in charge. I get a say in those decisions, but I never say the say. I mean, today, when I get the chance to speak up, I don’t. I worry instead. I start thinking. I start thinking about the pros and cons. I start thinking about my past mistakes. I start worrying about the future.

As a child, when I looked at any adult I envied them for their independence, their freedom. Now as an adult in my early 20s when I get the same freedom and voice which I so long desired for, I do absolutely nothing about it. It’s only lying rotting day by day in some unseen, dark and damp corner of a long forgotten room.

– Suri


44 thoughts on “Adulting

  1. Sounds like a normal adjustment to taking responsibilities in the real world to me! Yes it can come as a bit of a shock but, when a decision is necessary, you can either worry about what might go wrong … or what might go right. If something goes wrong, you can learn from the situation and avoid a repeat performance. Remember “A man who never makes mistakes, never makes anything.” Then there is my own mantra – “I won’t expect perfection from you until I can set the example. Everybody is quite safe for the immediate future!” ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Donโ€™t you just wish you could have the best of both worlds? Being an adult who doesnโ€™t make decisions but still leading a completely stress free life cause somehow the universe seems to make the decisions for you? Well I can at least dream ๐Ÿ˜…

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    1. Nah! We’re humans after all! ๐Ÿ˜› Very rarely satisfied. While not being satisfied can be seen as a positive sign in professional development, but if you’re unsatisfied emotionally, it’ll only take a toll on you..

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  2. So very relatable! The fact that responsibilities from all spheres of oneโ€™s life, personal and professional, are dumped at around the same point in a personโ€™s life, makes adulting a challenge.

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  3. You are right, adulting can be difficult. No one looks forward to it unless they are a child and therefore have no experience in it. As someone who has been adulting for a long time I can say that there have been plenty of days when I wished I could leave all adulting up to someone else. If you have that opportunity, I would say take it!!!

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    1. Hehe.. I hear you and I understand.. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for sharing your story. It feels good knowing that I’m not the only one.


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