Why I don’t want to be “young” again, or: The Joy of being an Adult

Why I don't want to be "young" again, or: The Joy of being an Adult

Have you ever wished to be really young again? Did you long for the oh so carefree youth? Well, I haven’t and didn’t – really! Cheap alcohol, long party nights, waiting hours over hours for the next bus, being broke and having all those horrible complexes – that’s simply not for me. I’ve always wanted to be an adult and really enjoy being one!

Well, I am still broke sometimes, especially after a very successful shopping trip. But what I really enjoy is the freedom of adulthood!

The Joys of Adulthood

We might gain some wrinkles and grey hair over the years, but what makes these years defintiely more fun is the freedom. I can do whatever I want without asking for permission. If I want to cook pasta in the middle of the night, I cook pasta. And if I have the desire to adopt two baby cats, I can adopt two lovely kittens. I am allowed to go out as long as I want (provided there isn’t a lookdown happening, of course ;-)) and spend the next day in front of the TV. I don’t have to beg someone to bring or pick me up somewhere, I simply drive by myself. And if I want, I can spend my birthday in Paris or I host a huge party – that’s totally up to me and my wishes.

My own flat is full of useless bells and whistles and if I don’t want to clean up today, I don’t have to. Of course adults have to follow rules as well. But all in all, I am free. Free, free, free.

A Feeling of Freedom

I go to bed and get up (at least on the weekends ;-)) whenever I want. Furthermore, over the years, I started to care less and less about what others might think about me. My life, my choices. With time passing by, I found my style and myself – something I definitely don’t want to miss anymore. I know what I want – well, at least most of the time – and know how to get it.

Eventhough, I can get very upset about my eye wrinkles, I’ve never felt that good and confindent in my skin, before. Being 16, 18 or 21 again, with all those insecurities and aimlessness? No, that’s nothing I am longing for. And let’s be honest: Most of us haven’t had a youth that resembles the lifes of the protagonists in teenie series like “Gossip Girl” and Co in the remotest. Real life isn’t a TV show made in Hollywood.

I mean, my youth was still quite good – especially in comparison to generation “Corona”. I went to village festivals, so called “beach parties” that took place in stuffy festival tents (and had really nothing to do with a beach party ;-)). And my parents always picked me up and let me sleep in on the next day. Still, I don’t want to go back to these days, as I wasn’t carefree then either. Hormone fluctuations, oily skin, constant excessive demands, insecurities and no answers to questions like: What on earth do I want to do with my life? Which job is the right one for me? Will I ever find the right partner? Oh no, this exam tomorrow I haven’t learned for! And the worst: During youth, everything is really always a big catastrophe!

I prefer to enjoy my gained serenity, independence and financial freedom, spend my time with cosy evenings on my couch, visit a varieté theatre every now and arrange to meet for afternoon tea. I just get old – but that doesn’t bother me at all. All in all, I am free and I make my very own decisions. And if I ever want to get this feeling of youth back, I simply watch some episodes of Gossip Girl.

Viva la adulthood!

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