This week I tuned eighteen, so I’m officially an adult (well in my country anyway!) Now with great power comes great responsibility, ok well maybe not that dramatic but, from now on there will definitely be more responsibility in my life. And I feel ready for it, I really do.
This year out has made me feel more secure in my own skin and more steady on my feet, it’s given me time to do something I didn’t get a chance to do last year,to just stop, take a breather and think.
I love when I am given responsibility, I love taking it on, putting my heart into it and then seeing the results. For example last year I was editor of my schools newsletter and after all the planning and preparing it made me so happy to see it finished and in front of me.
What’s tricky though is that I’m at that stage where I’m now ‘all grown up’ but I’m still seen as a child. People look at me and instantly see me as young and less capable of responsibility’s, or that I wouldn’t be able to handle the extra pressure. I’m seeing a bit of that at work such as they still won’t let me close up the shop by myself because I’m ‘still really young.’
I’m not all that bothered by it, but I never want my age to stop me from doing stuff and taking on new opportunities, That’s why when I am given some sort of responsibility I make sure I do it right and try to cope with it in the best way I can, because if I prove that I’m capable with this then it shows that I’m capable for the next one that comes my way.Maturity obviously plays a big part in it aswell, just because one person for example is capable of minding a roomful of children doesn’t mean the next person would be.
The same goes for ‘being too old!’ A number shouldn’t stop you from taking on a new adventure. You really want to go to college but you think you’re too old at this stage? Pff! Do it! You think you don’t have a chance getting that job because you’re too young? It’s worth a shot, go for it!
So what do you think? Do you agree with me, that it’s not what age you are it’s how capable you are? I’d love to know your opinions!
I better get off to bed now! Going to get a new laptop tomorrow (hurray!), the one I have now is second-hand and it’s days seem to be numbered I’m afraid. (Also it’s so feckin slow that I’m ready to throw it against a wall)
Bye for now