Thursday, August 31, 2017

Adulting

**Note: these are my meandering thoughts ... not school related. SOOOOO you may want to skip this one ;)

Adulting ...It's no long a goal to be a an adult. People are wanting to keep their youth, so refer to life decisions as "adulting."

I'm of the opinion that this is just immature. Sorry if I offend ... kind of. However, if I'm offending you, keep reading.

I'm in that grey area of categories - somewhere between Generation X and Millennial. I lean toward Generation X. I grew up in the 80's and 90's. Ideas became realities ... some of which ended up at the ER. I grew up with friends who displayed the angst of annoyance at their parents. I was really blessed ... my parents were/are cool. I can honestly say I wasn't embarrassed by them. I believed that the sky was the limit, and so I shot for it. I knew/know that my Father God would be there, in everything. His glory would/will be shown.

I was alive during Reagan, the Challenger exploding, Chernobyl's meltdown, DNA being used against criminals for the first time, CDs becoming the new thing over vinyl and tapes, the Berlin Wall being torn down, the internet going global, the Hubble Space Telescope's launch, the first attack on the trade centers in 93, Oklahoma City Bombing, Columbine High School Shooting, Princess Diana's death, the bombing at the Olympics in 96, land lines becoming cordless, cell phones becoming typical, 9-11, and so on ...

Why tell you all of this? These are things that happened in my life that were earth shattering. People going out, living, dying. People doing life. It's what we all do. We are created to do good works. During the pain of many events, people came together. We united. We saw evil for what it was. We saw progress for the good it held. We saw growth.

Why do we tend to hold ourselves back from growing? Sure, there will be pain. There will be earth shattering moments that will blaze into your memories when you least expect it. This is life. However, I chose note to hide from the inevitable. I have a purpose. If I stay in the mindset that I don't want to be an adult, I am not growing. If you aren't growing, we tell our kids at school, you aren't trying. Things that don't grow, usually die. I chose life. I chose to BE an adult, rather than just "Adult."


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