Eighteen: A Lazy Day + I Am A Tiny Adult

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?


About nevillegirl

Elizabeth. University of Iowa class of 2019. Triple majoring in English & Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies. Twenty-one-year-old daydreamer, introvert, voracious reader, aspiring writer, and lesbian. Passionate about feminism, mental health, comic books, and cats.
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30 Responses to Eighteen: A Lazy Day + I Am A Tiny Adult

  1. OMIGOSH HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENGIE YOU’RE NOW A TEENY TINY ADULT!!!! That’s an awesome birthday! I’ve been trying to convince my parents to let me do birthdays like that for YEARS, but they’re just like “We must have family over!” And so I figure I might as well have some friends over so I don’t have to sit and be the center of attention while surrounded by extroverts and my internal little sac of happy is deflating like *insert really good comparison here*.

    HERE ARE MY BIRTHDAY WISHES ENGIE. TAKE THEM. TAKE THEM ALL. Hope you have an awesome rest of the year 😀

  2. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a fun time. 🙂 You deserve it.
    You are an amazing blogger and friend and fangirl. I love how “you” you are [If that makes sense…] and how fun and unique your personality is.
    It’s okay to be tiny.

    • nevillegirl says:

      Thank you!

      *blush* Aw, thank you again! (I think I know what you mean? Like I’m not afraid to be myself? Or something? Idk.)

      *nodnod* Being tiny means that I can live in a hobbit hole.

  3. matttblack42 says:

    Happy Hobbit Day!

    Oh, and happy birthday! You are now eligible for jury duty, and will be tried as an adult for any crimes you commit. So uh. . . don’t commit any crimes. 🙂

  4. Happy Birthday! 🙂 I’m glad you had a good day. I really want to see the Maze Runner! Yeah… I still don’t feel like an adult some days. Growing old may be mandatory, but growing up is optional. 😉

    • nevillegirl says:

      Thank you!
      It’s probably one of my favorite book-to-movie adaptations EVER… and that’s really saying something, because I am notoriously picky with books and even pickier with their adaptations.

      EXACTLY. That’s what I keep telling myself. Of course I’ll get older, but that doesn’t mean I have to get boring. xD

  5. bookworm445 says:

    Happy late Birthday Engie! I was so so so so angry at myself for missing Hobbit Day (here in NZ, it’s the 23rd today 🙂 ) and when I figured it out, I sent an email to Lydia from Musings Of A Word Nerd and told her… Oh, and I’m going to post about missing it. 😥 Happy lat birthday anyway.

  6. wordnerd227 says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENGIE! But on a sadder note… does this mean you have to leave the YWP? 😦 Or are you allowed to stay for this NaNo?

  7. Cait says:

    Happy birthday! I did not know it was Hobbit day though! Gah. I’ve missed out. I could’ve eaten a lot of cake and things and then blamed it on my hobbitish side.
    I think your birthday outings sound wonderfully introverted and fine. 😉 Whenever anyone suggests a social gathering for my birthday, I may or may not scream and hide. I always just hang around with my family. XD

  8. Mawa Mahima says:

    Congratulations on becoming an adult!! You’re possibly two years and a day older than me. Possibly. (I’m 16 today…)

  9. themagicviolinist says:

    (What made that day Hobbit Day? I was a little confused by that.)

    Lazy birthdays are the BEST! 🙂 Reading, writing, and a movie? Sounds good to me.

    • nevillegirl says:

      Frodo and Bilbo were born on Sept 22 too. 😀

      It was a LOVELY birthday. I didn’t have to be super-social. xD

      • themagicviolinist says:

        OMG, you share your birthday with the best people! XD I think the only famous person I share my birthday with is Ethel Kennedy.

        LOL. XD

        Did you get any books? (Books are the best presents ever, in my not-so-humble opinion.)

    • nevillegirl says:

      I know, right? Frodo and Bilbo and BILLIE PIPER ❤ and Tom Felton too. (He played Draco in HP.)

      No, actually! xD But I did get a brand-new gigantic camera bag and some money towards buying a big SLR camera. 😀

      • themagicviolinist says:

        … Can I switch my birthday to yours? 😛

        That’s awesome! 😀

        (BTW, I tried to send you a birthday gift via Amazon, and I’m not sure if it sent. It was my first time dealing with gift cards, and I wanted you to be surprised, but I want to make sure you get it. 😛 It’d really suck if it never got there.)

    • nevillegirl says:

      Sure. Just let me get my… time machine? So you can be born on a different day. xD

  10. Happy birthday! I’m not sure how I managed to miss this post in my reader, but yeah, happy belated birthday 🙂

    Mmm, I love lazy birthdays. Parties just have so many people and socialization… *shudders*

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