It’s already the 11th of January. The days have gone by swiftly already and this first month of the new year is rolling by so quickly I am getting lost in a new, endless rut. Lately I’ve been thinking about what I consider being an adult, not a general-sort-of-speaking-person-in-their-30s, but a considerate, respectful and mature individual.
Becoming an adult and behaving like one is a difficult task to master. Being an adult means not only being independent, making choices for yourself without having to ask others for permission, but it also means being considerate about other people’s feelings and knowing when to be selfish and when to be considerate and giving.
Adulthood is all about balancing the different aspects of life, being able to handle the curve balls life throws at you and never giving up.
I am in that first phase of adulthood, trying to figure out what I’m meant to be doing with my life, because you know, I have big dreams and a very impatient trait to my personality which leads me to wanting to do many things in a very small amount of time.
I have many ideas in mind, but not much experience and although this frustrates me and sometimes makes me question my skills and my ability to create something, lately I’ve been trying to take things slowly and pinpoint the major goals I want to achieve in life, but mainly during this year.
What I consider being an adult
By the end of 2016 I want to be able to say I have achieved the following goals:
- Join a gym
- Don’t over indulge in sweet expenses too much
- Save money
- Enjoy every moment and stress less
- Take a new course in college
For now these are the points I want to focus the most on, and I believe they will take me a step closer to the adult I want to be. One step at a time, day after day, just keep working for what you really want and one day you’ll reach the top of the mountain.