This summer marked a major milestone in my life…my first apartment. I signed my lease on August 15th. I have had adult responsibilities since I became a mother but not as many as I have now. I woke up on the 15th as a responsible adult with bills. In one day, I had a lease, Comcast, DTE Energy, renter’s insurance bills all in my name. This is on top of the car insurance and preschool tuition bills I previously had. I technically became an adult when I turned 18 last October. I had a lot of what I like to call “adult moments” but I was not feeling like a full adult.
The moment I signed my lease I felt like an adult. I am now completely responsible adult. I am responsible for me and London completely. Its up to me to provide our shelter, transportation, food, basic needs, and wants. This is challenging at times but I get the job done. Being an adult is very costly, lol! Seriously, adulthood comes with a lot of bills and a ton of responsibility. But everyone knows this already.
I enjoy adulthood. Having my own place is so peaceful. I get to make and live by own rules. Being independent is the best feeling in the world. So growing up is scary but its not the worst thing in the world. Thought of having all of these bills was scary at first and being an independent adult made me nervous but I embrace it. Adulthood is unavoidable, welcome it with open arms.
As my 19th birthday approaches (October 3rd), I am proud of where I am in life. I am a full time student and mom. I have a job, apartment, and car. I don’t like to brag about my success but reminding myself how far I have come sometimes isn’t a bad thing. I think me and adulthood is working out just fine