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I’m A Big Kid Now

I turned 21 today. So, l guess that makes me more of an adult than a big kid, huh?

I don’t feel like an adult and l don’t really think l want to be an adult even though l’ve had the adult responsibilities for quite a few years now. I have been able to get myself to go to school full-time, l have a full-time job, l stay out of trouble, and (my personal favorite) l have bills. I’m cheap; l’ll admit that. But when you’re paying for school out of your own pocket and have other bills to pay, it helps to be extremely careful with money.

So, l am an adult. Mentally, however, is a different story.

For my birthday l got Disney puzzles, Disney movies, Ninja Turtle episodes and a video game, and the two Hobbit movies and the Lego Hobbit video game. I also got a pretty bag from Thirty-One for work and also a book on Forensics for research for Detective Florence. Yes, l am officially an adult.

21 is one of those “milestone” birthdays. I can officially drink now that l’m an adult. Of course, that doesn’t really excite me.

A lot of people asked what l was doing today (mainly asking what l was going to get for my first drink) and l told them all the same thing: nothing.

I stayed home all day today and got a lot of editing done on Detective Florence. It was great. School starts on Wednesday so l know l’m not going to have a lot of time to write and/or edit. So today and tomorrow needs to be spent getting as much done as l can.

Most people have a big birthday bash for their 21st, but l prefer low key. My mom’s side of the family came over to celebrate yesterday. My parents, sister, and l are going out to dinner Thursday night.

It was a good day. Needless to say, I’m more than happy.

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

25 thoughts on “I’m A Big Kid Now

  1. Happy birthday, Rachel!! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad you had a writerly birthday. Who cares what other people do or don’t do for their 21st birthdays? Editing sounds like a pretty awesome time to me. πŸ˜‰

  2. I prefer low-key birthdays, so I understand completely. I don’t even ask for gifts anymore (unless they’re practical house-hold items I need) but cards. I love getting cards. For any occasion. Happy birthday! Enjoy being 21. Once I passed that marker, I stopped paying attention to how old I was. Really. I don’t lie about my age. I just don’t make it a point to remember it either. I’m as old as I feel, so sometimes I’m 5, sometimes 24 (my actual age, which I had to calculate), and sometimes I’m 80. Just depends on the day I’m having. As long as you’re having fun and living life the way you want, it doesn’t matter. πŸ˜‰

    1. That’s so true. Depending on your mood and responsibilities of the day you can be any age you want. As for lying about our age… most people assume l’m 12 or so. So l don’t have to lie about my age, even if l wanted to. πŸ˜‰

  3. Happy Birthday! I love that you didn’t make it all about drinking. Too many people do. The 21-year milestone is about so much more than reaching legal drinking age. Good luck with the Writer’s Digest contest you entered!

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