By Shikole Struber
I just used the unexpected extra money I had this week to make an early payment on one of my student loans instead of buying new boots, flats, and a bag.
Legally we are adults at 18. However very few of us act like it then. The decision I made this morning got me thinking about what it actually means to be a grown up, and if somehow I have become one.
Here are some things I think contribute to being a grown up:
- Taking responsibility (for anything and everything)
- Making the responsible decision instead of the fun one (paying loans instead of buying shoes)
- Being honest (goes with taking responsibility. Why lie about who made a mess of the kitchen?)
Those are the major characteristics I see that separate a child from a grown up. What do you think contributes?