Today is May 19th… and I now have only 20 days left of being a teenager! I turn 20 years old on June 9th, 2010.
This realization has sparked quite an array of responses. While a part of me feels as though I’m still only a little girl, another part of me screams that I haven’t felt like a teenager in a very long time. People call me an “old soul” and usually, I certainly feel like one.
Every year that I grow older, I seem to put a weight and responsibility on whatever new age I’m turning. I find myself determined to raise the bar and rise to the new responsibility that is before me. I remember the first time I was able to be called a “teen” in a news article… I just about BEAMED with pride! Something about being called “teen” felt sophisticated, dangerous… exciting! (yeah, I was kind of a dork…)
Turning 20, however, feels like a whole other playing field when it comes to a new phase in life. Something about saying “I’m in my 20’s” rings out a new challenge… a new meaning. It floods me with questions like, “What IS expected of a 20 year old?”
So far, I’ve already got the anti-wrinkle cream, and am working to refine my homemaking skills. haha! 😉 I’ve seriously been on a kick lately about learning how to cook like my mom (she’s an unofficial chef!), fold clothes perfectly, iron, sew and master other skills of the sort. Not sure why I’m on this tangent, but apparently, those are a few expectations I have for myself as I turn 20!
Really… my question for you right now is, how do I spend my last 20 days as a teen? Is there anything that can only be done now, or is best done as an official teenager? A part of me feels like I need to go sky diving or something crazy… but then again, that just sounds like something I would do before I die! Soo, we’ll save that for later.
Seriously… I have 20 days left of being a teenager. How should I spend them? The floor is open and I want your thoughts! It can be funny, serious… all of the above! I’ll be sure to give a thorough update on the ideas of yours that I choose to do!