Today is my eighteenth birthday.
I AM AN ADULT NOW. Albeit a rather tiny one. (Sigh.)
Today, more than a few people have asked me if I feel any more grown-up now. And the answer is… Yes. No. Maybe. I don’t know.
I mean, I can’t say that anything about me really changed today, other than my age. I do look forward to eventually having more responsibility and living on my own and stuff like that, but most of that won’t happen for a while yet. Because I’ve only just begun my senior year of high school, and will be closer to nineteen than eighteen by the time I start college. I get to have a full year of being an adult before I am actually UNLEASHED UPON THE WORLD!
Today was a great day and a great birthday… very “me.” In years past I usually had friends over, but this time I did my own thing. [Makes introvert noises] I gave myself the day off from school, because A) I didn’t have any college classes today and B) Mom gives my brother and I five days’ worth of assignments at the beginning of each week, so there wasn’t much that I HAD to work on today.
So instead, I read. And I wrote. I watched The Maze Runner (which was SPECTACULAR) and later on, I hung out at Barnes & Noble (which is a huuuuuge chain bookstore, for my international readers who don’t know).
And that was it, basically. It was kind of a lazy day. But a good one. I am a tiny, newly-hatched adult and I had a good birthday.
Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone! Some of you talked to me on Facebook and some of you talked to me here, but either way, THE WISHES WERE APPRECIATED. [Makes tiny adult noises of happiness and friend-appreciation] I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. Or something.
P.S. Speaking of Tolkien…. today is also Hobbit Day! Did anyone do anything fun to celebrate?