Sooo... I'm nearly 18. I don't feel any different. I suppose that's normal, it's just another day in life to me. But regardless, the people close to me still seem to be willing to celebrate it, so I'll go with the flow and have a good time, as always. But turning 18 brings a whole myriad of responsibilities I'm a little scared to take. I need to handle my own bank accounts, driver school is underway, so far so that my first driving session has been booked, and finals are also underway, English being first, and the five other subjects in the spring, not to even mention military service in January 2016.
A lot is going to change after I turn 18, yet I don't feel any different. not happy that I'm finally of age, not sad that my childhood is "over", not even particularly scared, though a little, of my responsibilities. I've gotten so used to living and adapting to new things that all these stimuli that frighten so many don't really worry me. I guess life has done its job in molding me into an adaptable human being. But I'm still flawed, far from perfect. I struggle to accept help still, especially if the one helping me has unfavorable methods, but that's universal, right? I tend to be forgetful of certain things I need to get done, like that damn dentist appointment or my Chemistry homework. But those have been forgiven, and have been taken care of for now.
I'm going to become more of my own man, even though I plan on living with my family until I graduate from university, as it's financially very convenient, especially since I plan on working on the side. No mortgages, rents, yet a steady salary, a safe roof atop my head and good food every day. I truly ought to be grateful to my parents, but alas, my rebel spirit still lives on.
So I leave you with this remark: don't fear growing older. You gain more responsibility, but you also gain more freedom. You have more obligations, but you have more rights as well. And when you really grow old, you can fake Alzheimer and screw with your friends XD At least that's my plan.
Growing older is a gift, not a burden. I see so many people, even entire nations, fear aging to a point where they don't say someone's 90 years old, but instead they say someone's 90 years young. Don't let society shape your ideals, otherwise they're not yours to begin with. Think, talk, act and dress like you think you should, not how society tell you to. Otherwise you're a mere puppet and someone else is holding the strings.
This is Will, and I'm out!
Mood: Daily Needs
Listening to: True Emotion Defecit
Playing: Team Fortress 2
Drinking: Scarlet vodka